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Watch Wordcamp San Francisco Live

Wordcamp San Francisco officially starts today and if you are not able to make it or couldn’t get a ticket you are able to watch it from the comfort of your desk.

To watch the live stream you have to buy a ticket and you can do that here.

Here is the official statement from WordPress…
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Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

P2 1.3.1 Released

If you use the P2 theme for WordPress then you should be seeing an update in your WordPress admin panel.

The changes in P2 1.3.1 are:

  • Change sticky post color to blue, and place new posts after sticky posts
  • Reset the height of the new post textearea after a successful post
  • Do not confuse logged out with offline: better logged out/offline error handling
  • Add author template so P2 can catch 404 request to non-existent authors on current blog
  • Use user_nicename for @-name mention hint, since that is what mentions uses

There are however a few bugs being reported on the P2 support forum so we wouldn’t recommend updating just yet. We would imagine a fixed version will be released in a few weeks.

If you need help updating your P2 theme feel free to contact us.

Site Launches, WordPress

Uptime Devices Website Goes Live

This week we are proud to push live the new website for Uptime Devices.

Uptime Devices was referred to us by our favorite copywriter, Jason Pedley.

Their old website was built a few years back and users were finding it hard to navigate.

In creating the new site the biggest point of emphasis was to make sure that consistent navigation was had throughout and that they had the ability to maintain the site. By creating a custom theme and using WordPress as their content management system we were able to accomplish both of those goals.

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WordPress 3.2.1 Released

This afternoon WordPress released a minor update, WordPress 3.2.1.

The official statement from the WordPress blog said:

“After more than a million downloads of WordPress 3.2, we’re now releasing WordPress 3.2.1 into the wild. This maintenance release fixes a server incompatibility related to JSON that’s unfortunately affected some of you, as well as a few other fixes in the new dashboard design and the Twenty Eleven theme.

For a full list of fixes, view the changelog the list of tickets. Our release haiku:

JSON, the admin
A little bit tidier
Edge cases covered

Download 3.2.1 or update now from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.”

If you need any help upgrading to WordPress 3.2.1 feel free to contact us.

Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

Mobile Plugins for WordPress

In looking through our Google Analytics this week we noticed that more and more of our visitors were coming from mobile devices. Due to the number of projects we’re working we didn’t have the time to develop a mobile theme so we started looking for mobile plugins for WordPress.

After doing some searching we stumbled across the WordPress Mobile Edition plugin by Crowd Favorite.

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How to Name your WordPress Theme

A lot of our work now-a-days has come in the form of creating custom themes for WordPress. When building a custom theme for WordPress we name our themes for many reasons but the most important is that if we just put our theme into the default folder or the twentyten folder then when a WordPress update is done the theme can be overwritten and if you don’t have a backup, gone forever.

To name your theme just follow these simple steps:Read more

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How To Add the Google +1 Button to your WordPress Site

A few weeks back Google pushed its +1 button live across the web. The Google +1 setup tool is very easy to use to generate the code needed.

Their generated code will look something similar to this
{code type=codetype}<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”></script>{/code}
The first step in adding the Google +1 Button to your website is to place that code above your closing body tag in your themes footer.php file.
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