New WordPress 3.4 Features for Bloggers

WordPress 3.4: Live theme preview

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WordPress 3.4 has been released. There are many changes since the last version. Here are some of the new features that are important for bloggers like you and me.

WordPress 3.4: Live theme preview
WordPress 3.4: Live theme preview

Live Theme Preview — Now you can customize WordPress theme before it has been activated. For themes that support the feature, you can change colors, backgrounds, and custom header image with flexible sizes.

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WordPress 3.1 New Features: Admin Bar, Post Formats, Internal Linking…

WordPressWordPress 3.1 update included many bug fixes and new features such as admin bar, post formats, internal linking, etc.

WordPress 3.1 is now available for free download. The code name “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Existing WordPress user can update from within the WordPress dashboard.

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How to Make Your Blog Mobile-Friendly in 5 Minutes using MobStac

MobStac make your blog mobile friendly

MobStac B! is a free service to turn your blog into a mobile-friendly site. It takes your blog’s feed URL and convert it to a mobile site which is compatible to almost ANY mobile devices, regardless smartphone or feature phone.

I am one of the closed beta member of MobStac B! (B for Blog). The setup is extremely easy. Simply submit blog URL and customize the mobile site (title, header image, tagline) and you are done!

MobStac B! not only supports almost any blogging platform (as long as your have a blog feed), also has a WordPress plugin for native integration.

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What’s New About WordPress 3.0 for a Blogger?

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4 years 4 months 22 days after WordPress 2.0, the latest major version of WordPress blogging software has been released: WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”. The new version included new look, new functions, thousand bug fixes and feature enhancements.

What’s new about WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 default theme: Twenty-Ten

There are many new features and improvements about WordPress 3.0. Here I list down some notable features for a blogger like you and I:

  • Custom username — now you can set your own custom username for WordPress login (increase security).
  • New look — WordPress dashboard designed has a lighter interface and contextual help on every screen.
  • Bulk updates — now you can do bulk updates for plugins and themes, beside automatic WordPress upgrade.
  • New default theme — WordPress 3.0 is now using “Twenty-Ten” as default theme to take full advantages of current WordPress features. No more Kubrick theme.
  • Custom menu — allows creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.
  • Custom post type — most bloggers might not use this powerful feature. It allows you to create, well, custom post type other than normal blog posts and pages. Example: videos, item for sale, etc.
  • Shortlink support — generate short link (wp.me) for posts. Could be supported by plugin or theme.
  • Merge WordPress MU — merge WordPress MU into WordPress 3.0, create and manage multiple sites from one WordPress installation.

Download WordPress 3.0

You can either use the WordPress automatic upgrade feature in dashboard or manually download WordPress 3.0. Remember to always backup your files and database before update.