Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Google’s reCAPTCHA Improves the CAPTCHA Verification Process

Monday, December 8th, 2014

This is definitely a step in the right direction; hopefully, Google will take more steps in that same direction …

I hate CAPTCHAs, I really do. Those “verify that you are really a human and not a bot” widgets that Internet users encounter regularly when they sign up for new services, fill out comment forms or perform other activities on the Internet. The main issue that I have with the whole CAPTCHA technology is that they slow me down considerable. Not only do I have to decipher characters, it happens that you enter the wrong characters because the CAPTCHA is not clear enough.

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WordPress 3.2 Released – Design Refresh

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

This is good news for those of us who write blogs … but probably a non-event for non-bloggers.

Two WordPress releases in short time, that puts some pressure on system administrators and website owners. That is, if you update your blogs as soon as the updates come out, and not weeks afterwards. WordPress 3.2 is not a security update, which means that webmasters have more time to update their blogs to the new version, as it is not something that they must do right away to protect it from hackers and exploits.

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WordPress – Customer Headers for Categories

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Here’s a neat trick for WordPress users …

I’m currently working a bit on the technical backend of this WordPress blog. You may know that I have started to create custom category pages for each blog category (like Windows, Firefox or Google) here at Ghacks which allowed me to add custom contents to each. I have added a custom heading and a short description on each category page, which looks a lot better than the default plain listing of articles that have been posted in that category.

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Blog from your desktop with GNOME Blog

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This sounds like an interesting tool for bloggers …

With my on-going search for making my life ever-easier, I have turned to using smaller applications to keep my readers and fans informed. This can get to be an overwhelming problem when you are tweeting, facebooking, blogging, and – oh yeah – writing. So instead of adding to my already-large collection of tabs in Chromium Browser, I have found smaller tools that are one-trick ponies that tackle the task at hand with simplicity and speed.

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WordPress 3.0.5 Released

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

It looks like it’s time to update WordPress again …

An update to the popular WordPress blogging platform has just been released. The announcement should appear in the admin interface of the WordPress blog. If it does not check the Updates entry on the left sidebar of the admin menu.

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WordPress 3.03 Security Update Released

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Here’s another security update for WordPress …

Why is it that WordPress updates are always released the minute before I want to go to bed? WordPress has just released a new update that brings the version of their popular blogging platform to 3.03. The update is a security update which makes it a mandatory update for all WordPress webmasters hosting blogs on their own servers.

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WordPress 3.02 Security Update Released

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Here’s a heads-up for WordPress users …

The WordPress developers have just released a security update to the popular blogging platform. WordPress admins should see the update notification in the admin interface. To install the WordPress update they can either download it manually from the WordPress website, upload it to their ftp and perform the necessary steps to update the platform or perform a direct update from within WordPress.

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Microsoft Shuts Down Windows Live Spaces – Migrates to WordPress

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I’m kind of surprised that Microsoft couldn’t make a blog hosting service more profitable; I guess there’s just too much competition in the blog-o-sphere these days.

A rough time lies ahead of the 30 million or so Windows Live Spaces customers who operate their own web blog at the Microsoft owned service. Microsoft’s Dharmesh Mehta revealed that Microsoft teamed up with Automattic, the parent company of the popular blogging platform WordPress, to migrate Live Spaces users to WordPress.

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WordPress 3.01 Released, Update Now

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Here’s something for the bloggers to consider …

Nothing’s more refreshing than receiving a notification of a WordPress update the minute before going to bed. WordPress updates are serious, most of the time. Not updating the blog immediately could leave it open for exploits, and malicious users could do many bad things with that new found power.

WordPress 3.01 has been released a few minutes ago. The update is maintenance related, according to the blog post over at the official WordPress website. The new version fixes 50 minor issues in the blogging platform. The only – somewhat – security / privacy related issue that was fixed was a bug that allowed logged in users to view trashed articles of other users.

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Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hmmm, this seems to contradict those stories that claim that blogging is on its way out …

Squarespace, a hosted content service that competes with companies such as WordPress (see disclosure below) has closed a $38-million financing round from two leading technology VCs — Accel Partners and Index Ventures — that will give the seven-year-old company a significant warchest and some substantial backing in the battle for digital-publishing market share. Representatives from both venture funds will join Squarespace’s newly created board of directors, along with Jonathan Klein, the founder and CEO of Getty Images.

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