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WordPress 2.6.2 Released

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It was just announced on the WordPress development blog that 2.6.2 has been released. If you allow user registration, it’s highly recommended you upgrade immediately. In versions 2.6.1 and earlier, it’s possible for one to create a username that is then able change the password of another user. Although this randomly generated password isn’t revealed

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WordPress Weekend Resources – September 5, 2008

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Another week has passed, another set of WordPress weekend resources. 45 Beautiful and Creative (WordPress) Designs – Six Revisions compiles an amazing collection of very creative WordPress-powered site designs. First Look At WordPress 2.7 – Jeff Chandler of Weblog Tools Collection takes a very in-depth look of the upcoming WordPress 2.7 release, tentatively scheduled to

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WordPress Smiley Spam Technique

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I’m not sure if this technique has been around a while or what, but I’ve just noticed it. Someone just tried to leave a comment on older post here at Theme Lab with the usual “nice post thanks” and a smiley as the anchor text (or image in this case). How It’s Done These comment

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WordPress Weekend Resources – August 29, 2008

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Here’s another issue of WordPress weekend resources. 30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes – Another excellent free WordPress theme collection from Smashing Magazine. Theme Lab had 3 themes included: Colourise, Miniml, and WP Imagination. How to make a “child theme” for WordPress – A very in-depth tutorial about designing child themes for WordPress. 10 WordPress

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WordPress Weekend Resources – August 22, 2008

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Another week gone, another set of WordPress weekend resources! U.S. Government Agencies Using WordPress – This post by Mark Jaquith lists 16 U.S. Government agencies which use WordPress in one way or another. It would be nice if there were links to these agencies’ WordPress sites (the public ones at least), but still an impressive

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WordPress Theme Authenticity Checker

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I just came across this excellent WordPress plugin, and thought I would share it with all of you. It’s called the Theme Authenticity Checker, or TAC for short. What this plugin does is scan for encrypted code and other suspicious looking material within a theme. If you have a theme with base64 encoding, for example,

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WordPress Weekend Resources – August 15, 2008

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Another week passed, another set of WordPress weekend resources. Matt Mullenweg and Joseph Scott Discuss The WordPress Themes Directory – Matt Mullenweg and Joseph Scott discuss the new WordPress theme directory in this informative interview conducted by Ian Stewart of ThemeShaper. Making Your Old WordPress Posts New Again – This is something that has honestly

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WordPress 2.6.1 Released

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It was just announced today that WordPress 2.6.1 has been released. While this release is not mandatory, it fixes over 60 bugs including: Better support for international users and RTL (right to left) text Several permalink fixes for IIS users Image insertion problems in IE fixed Remember, this upgrade is not required if you’re happy

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