Live on the Bleeding Edge of WordPress with SVN explains how to keep your WordPress Blog running the latest sub-version build of WordPress. It is highly recommended that you do not use the sub-version builds in a production environment. They are meant for testers.
The optional 2.6.1 release meant that blog administrators had to once again work on upgrading their blog software. I’ve compiled a list of changed files according to trac that you can use to upgrade your 2.6 blog to 2.6.1.
Inspite of the fact that my commentpolicy (has anyone read these?) is a little “strict”, I’ve been very liberal about comments and trackbacks on this blog.
My comments have finally risen and I’ve always believed to make it worth the while for you to comment out here.
I’ve had the DoFollow plugin for a long long time already. DoFollow removes the nofollow that WordPress adds automatically. This means that now when you leave a URL with your comment, you will receive a clean link back to your site.
Google will follow this and ensure you are benefited by the pagerank of the post and site.
I have also recently added the Show Top Commenters plugin on this blog. As you can see the sidebar now displays a list of all the top commenters. I’ve set it to seven days which is a rolling window. Only the top ten commenters of the past week are listed.
If you provide a URL, you’re name is linked to the URL.
This list is displayed on over 1000 pages on the site, many of which are in the range of PR4 to PR6. It doesn’t get any better.
And, all you have to do is comment and make sure you leave a URL in the right place.
Do you need anymore reasons to comment? If so, I’d like to hear it.
Honestly, I am a little disappointed. I’ve been running the poll for five days now, and I’ve received only 25 votes.
I thought polls were something that people loved and I did ask a relevant question. Anyway, I’m going to try my luck again and implore my 250+ readers plus the thousand or so who wander along here to take the poll below.
It asks a simple question, which is your reason for having visited the blog.
The idea behind this poll is to help generate content that you would like to read. I want you to read and join the participation and what better way than to get you to tell me what you want to see.
Digg.com was one of the social networking/blogging successes of 2006, but recently it’s star has started to dim as people have started to question the efficiency of its voting system, that has actually resulted in a small minority, the ‘Digg Mafia’ deciding what makes it onto the homepage or not, rather than the wider userbase.
Of the four points listed the point that topped the list was “Ask”, which is something I believe in.
While this blog focuses on my life in general, it wouldn’t be successful without YOU. And what better way to ask than via polls.
I’ve signed up with PollDaddy.com to bring you weekly or forthnightly polls so that I can gather more information about who you are and why you are here. The polls are ofcourse optional, but it will help me serve you better.
The Poll for this week asks the question in the headline… Why are you here?
In addition to taking the poll, do comment and let me know why you visit this blog.
Are you a regular reader?
And if you here only occasionally, what can I do to make you a permanent reader?
You will now see my posts regularly at WLTC. I will be covering WordPress news, reviews and analysis of plugins, themes, hacks as well as general blogging related topics.
This is a great opportunity and an equally great learning experience to be writing for a site the size of WLTC (it gets more hits in a day than this blog get in a month :O ).
I’m reaching out to several thousand people, if not more, besides being on the Dashboard of all users of WordPress.