WordPress News

Posted on November 21st, 2005 @ 17:56
Filed Under Blogging, WordPress | 6 Comments

A little dose of news regarding the WordPress platform:1) WordPress.com goes live, at least for the time being. If there’s anyone in this world who hasn’t an account there yet, you can go and sign up without having to receive an invite first. From Matt Mullenweg’s blog:

We’ve decided to open up WordPress.com for signups without invites for a bit. The service has been scaling very well since we got the problems from the move worked out. With that done and WordPress 2.0 in its final stages, there is a lot more time to focus on some cool features and common requests for WP.com now. (The design there has been updated, but is still just a placeholder.)

2) WordPress 2.0 is in its beta stage now. I haven’t tested it myself yet, although I may do that tonight if I happen to take a break from writing after the “good job” I performed yesterday. From what I’ve seen of it so far at Looce Tech News, the administration panel is the same as the WordPress.com’s one, which isn’t as pleasant as the Tiger panel, but is way better than the old WP interface. If you want to test it as well, head to this page to grab the downloadable archive. Beware, this is still a beta, so as usual with any upgrade, back up your database first!Y Tags: |


6 Responses to “WordPress News”

  1. WordPress News · The Qwertyrash Blogs on November 22nd, 2005 6:11 am

    [...] I’m going off to install it on my test domain and have a play! Read source article: WordPress News [...]

  2. Karen Lee Field on November 22nd, 2005 10:34 am

    I like to wait for a while and let the bugs be terminated first. Besides, I’ve only just upgraded to the last latest version. :)

  3. Yzabel on November 22nd, 2005 3:43 pm

    Oh yes, I haven’t installed the beta on this blog :) I’ve been testing it so far on my yet-to-come new blog project. Can’t say I’ve seen many bugs at the moment, but then, I only tested it long enough to install the lastest alpha of Squible and toy with the interface… no posts as of yet.

  4. Deborah on November 28th, 2005 5:40 pm

    I haven’t had much time to really test v1.6, which turned out to be a good thing because of the 2.0 release. I installed it onto a test blog on Friday night, but have yet to really look at everything.

  5. Yzabel on November 28th, 2005 6:54 pm

    Well, I didn’t find it much different (interface-wise) from WordPress.com, but to someone who hasn’t used the latter, the change would surely appear as more noticeable. I understand that the most prominent changes happened “on the inside”, though, but we’ll see when it goes live for good, I suppose.

  6. Deborah on November 29th, 2005 4:57 am

    I liked the image uploading interface, but I’m still disappointed with the Page feature. I’d like to have the option where I can collapse the child pages under the parent pages (saves on the clutter). There is a plug-in out there, but I couldn’t get it to work correctly.

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