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.

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All I Seem to do is Post About Updates Here is WordPress 3.2

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Well WordPress 3.2 is here and dutifully I have updated to the new version and this is the first post. The new dashboard looks great and is much easier on the eye. It’s hard to judge how much faster this version is as I am logged on at work and our net connection isn’t always ticketyboo.

As I am now getting used to the upgrade went on without a hitch, I have some sort of PHP memory allocation problem which means that since version 3.1 I have to disable some of my plugins during the upgrade but that is a minimal hassle. The spellchecker did hang but I cannot be sure if that is the XP machine with IE7 that I am using or the new  version  of WordPress.

I have now switched to the full screen editing mode and I must say I like the uncluttered look. I was confused with the slide away title bar. However as with all things new there is a period of adjustment.

That’s probably enough for now.

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Publishing from Office 2010

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A new version of Microsoft’s perennial word processor Word 2010. This is s part of the Office 2010 suite. This version appears to me  a more polished version of Office 2007. I am not complaining as I was eligible for a nice academic discount so it wasn’t expensive. I like being able to hide the ribbon easily, but I do prefer this to the old style file menu. I think it’s easier to find things. The learning curve isn’t too steep.

I like the new file tab which is an improvement on the big button on Office 2007. That about it the main purpose of this post was to do the writing in Word and publish directly.

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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

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

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 wordpress.com hosted blogs. It does require the you link to a wordpress.com 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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Upgrade to WordPress 3.1

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Looks like the upgrade has gone without a hitch. The mobile theme works anchors a weigh!

UPDATE

I have now messed around with WP 3.1 and so for so good. I can however report that the site is a little messed up in Chrome 10 beta. What i mean is that when scriolling up and down the images or content dont always scroll smoothly. I have noticed this on my laptop mostly (which is a new machine) . However this is not a problem in Safari or IE9 RC. This is most likely a function of Chrome rather than WordPress. I am bit addicted to Chrome as I was to Firefox when it first appeared, so I am always using the beta versions with the risks that associated with beta releases.

All my plugins are happy but I cant really say that I have pushed all the new features yet. I would like to the media gallery upgraded as I find it a bit clunky. I am no html wizard so I guess that I will wait for the forthcoming releases.

The other issue I have had is with video uploaded from the WordPress app on my iPhone. Here Chrome and Safari shine but not Internet Explore 7 or 9RC. The video sample is here I have used the new internal linking feature of WordPress here.

 

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Test of Blackbird Pie for WordPress

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Here is a test of embedding a Tweet in a blog post  using the blackbirdpie plugin for WordPress A little quirky in its implementation but that might just be me making it more complicated that it needs to be  [blackbirdpie id=”2577297706057728″]

So embedding tweets is not that hard , I think

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WordPress iPhone App v2.6

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Been having lots of trouble with the WordPress App since I upgraded to iOS 4. Couldn’t log in to the blog very frustrating. Anyway this all seems to be in the past now with the release of this version of the App.
You are supposed to be able to add video from an iPhone 4. I have tried direct filming from within the application and loading from the library. Both methods make the App crash.

I did manage to load a photo.