WordPress

  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • WordPress 3.7 updates automatically

    If you’re website is powered by WordPress, it’s time to update again, version 3.7 ‘Basie” has just been released. techAU has just been updated to run 3.7, never a bad idea given the vulnerabilities that are discovered in older versions.  This release features some of the most important architectural...
  • WP Pinner is back! Autopost WordPress posts to Pinterest

    Since Pinterest exploded, WordPress bloggers have dreamed of a way to auto-post to Pinterest. The WP Pinner project was first launched months ago and development on the plugin was almost complete when Pinterest pulled the rug out from under them. A change to the API meant that 3rd parties...
  • WP Pinner plans to autopost WordPress to Pintrest despite API limitations

    Millions of bloggers run WordPress blogs, millions of users use Pintrest, so naturally we’d want to connect the two. It turns out Pintrest made a change to their API a few months back that prevents third parties from doing this. My go-to automation service is IFTTT.com and when they...
  • New Facebook for WordPress plugin, goodbye RSS Graphiti

    Those of us running WordPress-based sites should check out a new plugin that adds Facebook functionality to your site. The setup is pretty easy, just log into the admin panel of your self-hosted WP site and Add New plugin. Search for Facebook and the first result will be the...
  • WordPress 3.2 available now, drops IE6 support

    Once again its time for WordPress administrators to upgrade, this time to the latest 3.2 release. In this release WordPress finally drops support for IE6, given its 10 years, its about time. There’s also a new requirement on the back end to be running PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0,...
  • WordPress 3.1 ‘Django’ details leaked early, pulled.

    In a post to Facebook, WordPress 3.1 details have been released, although it appears to be by accident. If you visit the associated page, it’s currently blank, which looks like its pulled. http://wordpress.org/news/2011/02/django/ WordPress only recently seen an update to version 3.0.5, however WordPress 3.1 is at RC4, so...
  • WordPress app for Windows Phone 7 now available [updated]

    The WordPress application for WP7 just arrived in the Marketplace. Apparently WordPress thinks WP7 is so good it deserves its own website – http://windowsphone.wordpress.org/ The app works pretty much as you’d expect, providing support for both WordPress.com and self-hosted blogs. Features also include Add, edit, publish new Posts and...
  • WordPress 3.0 released !!

    Time for one of the biggest upgrades to WordPress – version 3.0 There’s lots of changes.. check out the video below for all the details. I’ll be upgrading techAU to 3.0 very shortly.. hopefully plugin authors move quickly to make them 3.0 compatible. Major features include: Merging of WordPress...