A Christmas gift to the WordPress community from Matt, Carmen, and family

WordPress 2.9 is now available from your Dashboard or the download page at wordpress.org. New features include an image editor, easier video embedding, bulk plugin updating and compatibility check, and a trash feature.

WordPress 2.9, nicknamed Carmen, is now available from your Dashboard or the download page at wordpress.orgMatt summarized several of the the key improvements in his announcement of the new version. Check out this short video for a brief demo of a few new features including an image editor, easier video embedding, bulk plugin updating and compatibility check, and a trash feature.

So what’s next? Version 3.0 should be out within the next 6 months. There is also talk about a new default theme for 3.0.

RS Financial, Inc.

Ralph Schwartz is a Personal Trustee and Financial Consultant in the Denver Area.

This is the website I created for him.

Ralph Schwartz is a Personal Trustee and Financial Consultant in the Denver Area.

Ralph approached me about creating a website for his latest venture, RS Financial, Inc. He provided all the content for the website, allowing me to focus on the design and functionality of the site.

RS Financial, Inc. homepage

The site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress, with Kriesi’s Cubit themeiStock graphics, and a Wufoo form. Utilizing these resources allowed me to charge Ralph less than $500. I even threw in a little SEO too.

Here, have some knowledge, kid.

Tutorial9 is giving away a WordPress Theme to help spread the word about the Gift of Knowledge GIVEaway.

The Gift of Knowledge

Tutorial9 is giving away a WordPress Theme to help spread the word about the Gift of Knowledge GIVEaway.

Share Your Knowledge. Win Cool Stuff. Save the Children.

Continue reading “Here, have some knowledge, kid.”

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

I upgraded to WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 today.

I upgraded to WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 today. I used the “Upgrade Automatically” option from the Upgrade WordPress page. Very smooth process. All I needed to do was enter my FTP password and then wait for several minutes.

The first thing I notice is that the font for the navigation submenus has changed from serif to sans-serif. Beta 2 used serif for both the menu titles and submenus.

WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 (left) and Beta 3 (right)
WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 (left) and Beta 3 (right)

Other than that, nothing looks different; supposedly there are more than 160 changes in total. Find out more at the official WordPress blog.

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My Sweet Teas Party

Well, not MY Sweet Teas Party, but perhaps my daughter’s party.

I created flyers, invitations, business cards, promotional photos, and a website for Sweet Teas.

Well, not MY party, but my daughter’s party.

Sweet Teas is a fun tea room for little girls, hosted by Karen Dunlap (my wife’s mother).

“Every little girl likes to pretend she’s all grown-up, put on a big hat, hold her pinky out, and using her best manners sip and serve tea in cute little cups. You can bring that experience to life for her by holding her next birthday party at Sweet Teas.”

I created flyers, invitations, business cards, promotional photos, and a website for Sweet Teas.

My Sweet Teas Party

The site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress with a modified version of Kubrik for the layout, original graphics and photos, and a Wufoo form.