If you are still not aware, WordPress 3.1 was (finally) released on 22nd Feb 2011. The planned release was supposed to be Dec 2010, but apparently there were too many bugs to be fixed and the actual release was delayed by two months. Fortunately WordPress 3.1 is full of goodies and is definitely worth the waiting. Let’s take a look at what’s in store in WP 3.1.
One common practice for most bloggers is to internal link to other article in their blog. The usual way is to open a new tab, search for the article, manually copy the URL and link it in the WordPress text editor. As of WordPress 3.1, you can now internal link right within the text editor.
I am sure you have heard of Dropbox – the web storage service that allows you to access your files from almost everywhere. If you are a WordPress user as well as a Dropbox user, you can now host (some of) your theme files in Dropbox and save some bandwidth.
A new plugin known as Dropbox-CDN helps you automate the process. All you need to do is go to your Dropbox’s Public folder, create several level of folders with the same folder structures as your WordPress server (for example: /wp-content/themes/your-theme-folder/) and place all your js, css and image files into it. Copy and paste your Dropbox public link to the Dropbox-CDN options page and it will do the rest for you.
Note: This plugin only supports themes who use the filters ‘template_directory‘, ‘template_directory_uri‘, ‘stylesheet_directory‘, and ‘stylesheet_directory_uri‘ to determine the paths to the theme’s template and stylesheet files.
I seldom blog from my Android phone, simply because the WordPress app is not good enough. Well, to be more exact, it is good enough for casual blogging and quick updating, but for managing a full fledge blog, it still can’t meet the standard.
A recent update to the WordPress for Android (version 1.3.8) app adds a new “set post status” feature. You will now be able to set “Draft:, “Pending Review”, “Private” or “Publish” from the app itself. While this is just another “should have been there long ago” feature, it is better late than never.
Other bug fixes include:
- Fixed crash when adding media on Dell Streak
- Fixed crash when attempting to add a self-hosted site with an invalid blog URL
- Fixed local db problem when upgrading from a 1.0.x or 1.1.x version
- Updated Polish translation strings
- Fixed crash when trying to add a second blog from a WordPress.com account or WordPress multi-user install
- Fixed no-name blogs from showing as blank in the multi-user blog selection screen
- Comments Loading progress bar no longer hangs
Version 1.3.8: Post Status & Bug Fixes [WordPress for Android]