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German, English and a little bit faster

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

We managed to speed up our weblog service slightly, although the performance problem is not solved yet. Besides that, we implemented a long awaited feature: the German language pack. Choose between English or German as your weblog language in the “Settings” section of you blog.

WordPress MU 2.6.5 update finished successfully

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Today, we have successfully updated our weblog infrastructure to WordPress MU 2.6.5. Within the next days, we have to to some more small adjustments which should not interfere with your work on this service. Unfortunately, we observed a performance problem with the new WordPress version on our infrastructure which slows down the response time of our service. We try to solve this issue as soon as possible.

What’s new in WPMU 2.6.5. ?

Quite a bit! I quote the feature list from the posting “WordPress 2.6” in the official blog of www.wordpress.org:

  • A new standard layout
  • Version numbers of WordPress standard edition and WordPress MU are now the same
  • Post Revisions: Wiki-like tracking of edits
  • Press This!: Post from wherever you are on the web
  • Blgging with your iPhone
  • Shift Gears: Turbo-speed your blogging–> See the link “Turbo” on the header of your dashboard
  • Theme Previews: See it before your audience does
  • Word count! Never guess how many words are in your post anymore.
  • Image captions, so you can add sweet captions like Political Ticker does under your images.
  • Bulk management of plugins.
  • A completely revamped image control to allow for easier inserting, floating, and resizing. It’s now fully integrated with the WYSIWYG.
  • Drag-and-drop reordering of Galleries.
  • Plugin update notification bubble.
  • Customizable default avatars.
  • You can now upload media when in full-screen mode.
  • Remote publishing via XML-RPC and APP is now secure (off) by default, but you can turn it on easily through the options screen.
  • Full SSL support in the core, and the ability to force SSL for security.
  • You can now have many thousands of pages or categories with no interface issues.
  • Ability to move your wp-config file and wp-content directories to a custom location, for “clean” SVN checkouts.
  • Select a range of checkboxes with “shift-click.”
  • You can toggle between the Flash uploader and the classic one.
  • A number of proactive security enhancements, including cookies and database interactions.
  • Stronger better faster versions of TinyMCE, jQuery, and jQuery UI.
  • Several bug fixes…

We are looking forward on your comments!

Upgrade Blog Infrastructure on 18th December 2008

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Tomorrow, December 18th, we will upgrade our Weblog infrastructure to WordPress MU 2.6.5.
The Weblog-Service will be offline tomorrow, December 18th from 07.00 until 17.00.

Announcing WordPress MU 2.6.x update

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Currently we are testing the new version 2.6.x of our WordPress MU blog system. If the tests are successful, we plan to upgrade on December 18.

In this case, the weblog service would be offline the whole day. We will publish the definitive upgrade schedule within the next days.


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