Topic / Blogging

WordPress Jetpack gets even better – adds Publicize, free CDN for images

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So, if you happen to use WordPress – like we do – then you’ll get excited about this. Automattic’s Jetpack has received an update, and this time adds their Publicize feature and adds support for Post By Email, Infinite Scroll and access to their Image CDN for free. For those who aren’t up to scratch with this plugin, this is meant to plug the features gap between WordPress.org (where you […]

PALGN’s editorial team leave today, cites management problems

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The editorial team for Australian gaming website PALGN will leave the site on February 10 – or tomorrow – with the executive editor citing problems with the new management and its owner Roland Kulen. “The reason for this decision stems from an inability for the editorial team and the PALGN ownership to come to agreement on how the site would function. Whether or not PALGN will continue to produce any […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

Tip: F#*K! My blog got hacked. Now what?

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This article is part two of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. You can read the previous part (one dealing with prevention) here. Part Two covers what to do after your blog just got hacked. Enjoy! This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Recovering from a hack can be a painstaking experience, and the effects of a hack may be felt […]

Tip: How to prevent your blog being hacked

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This article is part one of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. Part two covers what to do when hacked, while this will focus on covering how to prevent your blog from getting hacked. This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Blogging is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways of expression on the Web. While some bloggers opt for a […]

Automattic releases WordPress 3.0 Beta

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Five years ago, WordPress announced the launch version 2.0 – which saw WYSIWYG editing and numerous features that are still present today. Over the years, we saw changes in its UI (twice within the 2.* era), additional features and one-click updating and installation of themes and plugins. Now, skip to today, and Automattic, the guys who run WordPress, have released the beta of WordPress 3.0.

Japanese PM starts tweeting, opens blog

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First Kevin Rudd, then Barack Obama and now Yukio Hatoyama? Hatoyama, who is the current Japanese Prime Minister, has decided to join a long list of politicians who are hoping to gain some youth creditability by launching a blog and tweeting – especially when his government’s support rating has dipped after taking control from the long-running Liberal Democratic Party of Japan in September last year. His blog, titled Hato cafe, […]

WordPress 2.9 beta to come out at the end of October

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While WordPress is still the best blogging software tool out there in the web, it is still being criticised for not being a “real CMS (Content Management System)”. But, it seems that will change once the 2.9 beta is released around the end of October with brand new features, according to Dougal Campbell. Campbell has said that the next version of 2.9 will include Post Thumbnails, meaning that an image […]

Yahoo alleged to have Iran names of 200,000 bloggers during protests

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This post has been updated. A new report has claimed that Yahoo had collaborated with the Iranian regime during the election protests that happened in the country in June, passing emails and personal information (i.e. names) of some 200,000 users living in the country. The report, from the Iranian Students Solidarity blog (in Farsi) and later repeated on ZDNet by Richard Koman, mentions that Yahoo sent a representative in order […]

Twitter brings out new feature – Lists

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Despite being a very useful tool in keeping up with breaking news, it seems that people don’t know where to find interesting users, mainly because they are afraid of adding them or don’t really have anything to say. While there are many tools that do that job for you, but that means you have to go to another site outside of Twitter. Well, until now. Twitter has announced a brand […]

ALERT: WordPress blogs under attack, Users asked to upgrade to 2.8.4

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SECURITY BRIEF: Users using an older version of WordPress (that is, before the current version 2.8.4) have been asked to upgrade immediately to the latest version in order to avoid an ongoing attack to users self-hosting their own blog and could lock you out of your account. While blogs hosted on WordPress.com are not affected as they are upgraded as a new version comes out, the vulnerability is said to […]

Yahoo 360 to close as it leaves social networking

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Yahoo has announced that it will be killing off the Yahoo 360! service on July 12, after many years of prolonging its survival. This move follows a similar move that it did in August of last year when it shut down another site, Mash, because of a lukewarm response.

Blogging Tips #1 – Writing your content

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Now, you could always use your blog’s in-built writer, but the only problem is that you won’t be able to see the design in real-time, so you won’t know what size the image can fit on your design, unless you keep editing it, and if you are new to this – it may take a long, long time. So, introducing Windows Live Writer – and yes, this comes from Microsoft. […]

Gawker incorporates Defamer, most of the staff gone

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Gawker Media has decided to incorporate their Hollywood gossip blog, Defamer, into its main blog Gawker – where gossip from New York, Silicon Valley and (now) Hollywood will now co-exist. However, the staff will no longer be a part of the site, with the writers sticking around for the remainder of the week. This follows a similar plan to what they did with Valleywag, and is part of a continuous […]

Blogger finds security flaw in Windows 7 UAC

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Blogger Long Zheng has found that a security flaw in Windows 7’s User Account Control (or UAC) that could allow anyone to change the setting of the UAC without any notification – even when disabling it. While it isn’t a big deal – it’s kind of important to show you what change you had made, or you could accidentally agree to something you don’t want to do. Zheng writes: “Of […]


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