Another update for the iOS app

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Well another minor update for the iOS app. Since I resolved my hosting issues this is all going well. Smooth as silk in fact.

IOS (Apple).With the new version 5 of the Facebook app for iOS also popping up today it a big day for favorite apps. The Facebook app is much slicker and faster. Really about time as the old version was getting quite sluggish.
More amazingly I updated a WordPress plugin,Jetpack, right here from my iPhone. Pretty good I think.

All for now!

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New version of WordPress for iOS

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There is a new version of the iOS app for WordPress 3.1. It looks different works different. The app is more consistent with other iOS apps. The sideways move to access the menus.
It is now possible to access lots of functions this way including the dashboard.

There doesn’t seem to be anyway to edit photos from within the app. Otherwise it seems a great improvement.

A very slick improvement.
Now an addit from an iPad looks even better than on the iPhone

My trouble in the world of WordPress

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I have been a little frustrated with WordPress of late ,three issues have been bugging me. Updating only has only been possible after disabling plugins as a message appears about memory allocation. I followed advice from the WordPress forums and edited files increasing the memory allocation but only with partial success. I must confess that my knowledge of what is “under the hood” is limited. Regardless I have tried to find a solution.

The next hiccup was the WordPress iOS application this stopped working. More cryptic error messages and I gave up. My hope lay in the new release of the App, which sadly didn’t happen. The problem here was even more of a mystery than the previous problem.

The last issue was a plugin called WPtouch Pro, the folks at Bravenewcode couldn’t figure it out. This was another case of a memory allocation error!

I continued off and on trying to find an answer, this was ultimately found in the WordPress forums.  After all theses months the answer lay on the web hosting service. I contacted them and had the amount of memory allocated to PHP increased. Voila WordPress iOS works on my iPhone and an iPad. moe importantly the plugin WPTouch also works! My faith restored.

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Technology Overload

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WordPress has just hit version 3.4 it’s called Green. It is named after a jazz guitarist. The site does seem to load faster which is one of the many documented improvements.

I was hoping that this update would fix the issues that I am having with the WordPress iOS application. Still have memory problems when I upgrade. I resolve this by disabling plugins during the upgrade process. The positive side of this is that I am using less plugins.

Still really like WordPress but the little things often make the ride less pleasant.

A View from office in 2009

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Here is view out my office window taken with an iPhone and posted via an iPhone. Typing is tricky with the virtual keyboard, but manageable. I wrote this about two years ago and only found the draft on my phone today. This must have been originally done on version 1 of the WordPress iPhone App. It had been stored as a draft page for my blog that’s why it never got posted. In a post yesterday I noted how much the App has improved over time so  the opening couple of sentences reflect an older clunkier version.  I was also just coming to grips with my first iPhone a 3GS.

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Looking into the courtyard

A Quick photo

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Posted this using the quick photo option in the WordPress iOS App v2.9. Quick photo is a great way to post and image the blog albeit  with limitations. There is no option to re-size the photo from within the quick photo option of the app. This post ended up looking a little strange. So I logged on via my laptop and re-sized the image. I reduced the image to 60% of its original size but found this too large. I then re-edited the image and was able to reduce it by 60% of the already reduced size. Would be great if this was possible in the iOS App, perhaps in version 3.0.

WordPress iOS App version 2.9

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Well here we go another version of the iOS App for WordPress. This is my second attempt at posting this quick review. The app froze and I had to shut it down. Not the end of the world but annoying on The first use of the app.

The new editing space is great and easier on my old eyes.

I do like to add a photo when I test this app so I will.
Addit: Well it all upload ok from a stored photo rather than taking the photo directly from the camera. Maybe I was just unlucky the first time.


Upgrading WordPress to Version 3.1.1.

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I have for the first  time since the introduction of the automatic upgrades to WordPress struck a problem I kept getting an error message “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted

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(tried to allocate 3096504 bytes) in /home/stefanra/public_html/blog/wp-includes/class-http.php on line 1426″

First I thought that it was an issue of not having enough memory on my blog, upgraded and no difference same error.

I posted on the official WordPress forum and within a day a helpful past with this link

Seems that the error is related to how much memory php assigns to WordPress, I deactivated a small herd of  plugins (19 to be exact)  and voila successful upgrade.

Thanks to forums !!!!


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Jetpack for WordPress

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Well I have been playing with another plugin for the blog this one written by Automatic the people behind WordPress. It add a range of features to a self hosted WordPress blog that are usually found on the hosted blogs. It does require the you link to a account but this doesnt seen to hurt, apparently we leave our digital footorints all over the web anyway so another isnt going to matter.

The feature that I really liked and wanted was a share button at he end of post and now I have it. It is easy to set up if you read the instructions which I didn’t on the first round.  It seems to work a treat now all I have to do is wait for the comments and recomendations to roll in!

Jetpack also adds site statistics to the blog,which be nice when I get lots of traffic. I now have a widget which pops in my last five tweets from Twitter thanks to this plugin. I also have a gravtar thingy that I set up. There are also a few other things like an intelligent spell chack and a markup language. The best bit is  that all of this is free

Thanks to WordPress and Automatic for this useful plugin.

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