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WordPress 3.4.2 and more: Week in WP

Greetings WordPressers!

This Week in WP we talk about two new additions to the WordPress family. The first is the arrival of the next evolution in WordPress 3.4, WordPress 3.4.2.  We will briefly discuss what makes updating so important.

The second addition is a new way to look at chronicling live information as it happens. That solution is the new Liveblog plugin, created by the official creators of WordPress, Automattic themselves.

There is much rumor and speculation about the Apple event scheduled to happen this week.  Many people will be using this new plugin, and if you would like to as well, you should read on to discover what makes the plugin great.

WordPress 3.4.2

It is very important to keep your software up to date on any platform, and WordPress is no different.

This week, WordPress 3.4.2 was released.  Similar to WordPress 3.4.1, this release is mostly a security update, lowering the chance of any hacking or bugs within a WordPress powered website.

It is crucial to update software versions as soon as possible.  The reason is the myriad of viruses that can infect your website.  Every single day that you wait to update your software leads to another 100 billion chances for your password to get hacked or for your website to get infected.  These updates are released for a reason; your security and privacy is at risk.

Here is the official list of tweaks and changes in the new version:

  • Fix some issues with older browsers in the administration area.
  • Fix an issue where a theme may not preview correctly, or its screenshot may not be displayed.
  • Improve plugin compatibility with the visual editor.
  • Address pagination problems with some category permalink structures.
  • Avoid errors with both oEmbed providers and trackbacks.
  • Prevent improperly sized header images from being uploaded.

You can download WordPress 3.4.2 right from within your WordPress website in the dashboard. It takes seconds to download the update and will save hours and hours of hassle down the road.

Liveblog Plugin for WordPress

If you have ever visited a website during a major conference or event, you certainly know of those live bloggers, who post every piece of information just as it is happening.

If you have ever wanted to be able to partake in those activities, Automattic has a solution for you!

The plugin, titled “Liveblog” allows the user to take a

We took a look at the plugin in our video series, if you wanted to take an in-depth look at how the new plugin fares in comparison to others.

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