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WordPress v3.0 Released

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Hey gang. This post will show how much I love (or even luv (this will become apparent later)) you all. WordPress version 3.0 – codename Thelonius – is released and available. Blog owners should go now to their dashboard and, if the upgrade isn’t flagged up, click the relevant button to upgrade in seconds.

So, have you noticed anything different with the blog itself? No, me either. Everything went absolutely swimmingly – all plugins were fine and working and the theme is absolutely solid. So, for me, this was absolutely and utterly painless. Hopefully your own upgrade will be too.

I did make two smallish changes. Firstly I have turned off IntenseDebate. The only reason I had it, really, was for threaded commenting and WordPress does this natively these days so we don’t miss out by not having it. One thing I did forget is that Gravatars are a bit messed up with native commenting, so I’ll be looking at a fix for that… all fixed now, so no problem!

Now I have switched to the native commenting, I have re-enabled CommentLuv, a plugin I have used for ages and will always recommend to bloggers. Now that is native, I have more control over it. Comluv has been tested prior to WordPress 3.0 being released and it works like a charm. (This bit should hopefully explain the “luv” comment at the start of the post).

So that’s that. Hopefully you are seeing the blog in all it’s glory and with no issues. Please let me know if anything is broken, not working or doing something odd.

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Tower of Babble

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Nope, not a Bible post this time (and anyway, I did the Tower of Babel already), just a  short note to you all to say that I have added a Google Translate widget to the top of the left sidebar.

Since I have little more than a passing familiarity with European languages and practically none at all with any of the others, I have no idea how accurate it is. But if English burns your eyes, you can at least have the familiarity of seeing words and characters from your own language.

It’s not my app, so any translation errors are Google’s fault and not mine.  If you find it helpful that’s fab, if not then just ignore it and pretend it doesn’t exist.

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