The latest version of the WordPress for iPhone app is now available via the iTunes App Store.
In version 1.21 the app now supports a host of new features including:
- Landscape mode with the extra wide keyboard
- Link creation help
- Support for editing and creating Pages
- Comment moderation
- Asynchronous publishing
- Photo resizing options
Our multi-talented colleague Michael Pick has put together a screencast showing off some of these new features:
For publishers looking for great video tutorials on how to get the most out of WordPress, WordPress.tv offers an amazing wealth of resources:
Our goal with WordPress.tv is simple:
To make it easy for you to find up-to-date, WordPress-themed video content within a couple of clicks. Without having to wade through spammy promotional videos, out-of-date content, and missing chunks of presentations. There’s a quick intro video if you’re curious:
[ Visit WordPress.tv & Read More on the WordPress.tv blog ]
t5m, The 5th Medium, has launched a new content studio which “co-produces interview-based, factual entertainment content in partnership with events, celebrities, charities, venues and brands.”
Built using WordPress MU, this new video platform service includes all the tools and features needed to deliver and present high quality video content, and customize the offering to suit the needs of the individual brand.
According to t5m, the new platform includes the following offerings:
- All content co-produced with a partner (personality, charity, promoter, venue or brand)
- Sponsorship sales and product placement
- t5m works with partners to find the right sponsors and brands
- Interactive video player
- t5m’s own video player is a widget and offers users selected quality
- Multi-platform syndication network
- Video sharing sites, specialised sites, broadcast TV, blogs, print, radio
- Celebrity booking
- Custom video platforms
- In addition to syndicating the content, larger clients often want to set up their own video platform.
TechCrunch UK recently profiled t5m and commented that:
UK startup t5m has today re-launched … by setting up a global network of bureaus to produce and syndicating short-form interactive 3-5 minute HD video, built around brands and distributed via its own custom-built video player.
Right now the portal site is mainly a showcase but next February it will re-launch with personalisation, social networking, shopping, competitions and new video contributors. It’s being built on a customised version of the open-source WordPress platform called WordPress Multi-User… The site now features 300 hours of HD content, 100 in-depth profiles and over 20 events.
[ Visit t5m.com ]
Very exciting news that Friendster, a popular social networking service with over 90 million global members, has relaunched their blog offering and selected WordPress MU. These member blogs, which are used by millions of Friendster members, were previously powered by Six Apart’s Typepad service.
For Friendster members with existing blogs, all the content was seamlessly transitioned into the new WordPress powered blog. In addition, according to Friendster:
Users can also embed into their blog photos directly from their Friendster photo albums and videos from popular video sites such as YouTube.
Friendster blogs are built on WordPress, an Open Source publishing platform used by millions – including many global top-tier news sites and publishers.
Congrats to Ross and the team over at Friendster for pulling off this massively succesful project – the feedback I’m seeing from Friendster members has been very positive.
You can read more details about this new offering on the Friendster news blog.
[ Visit Friendster.com ]
Today we’re happy to announce the launch of the WordPress App for LinkedIn, the largest online network for professionals.
The WordPress App for LinkedIn helps you share ideas and updates with your LinkedIn network, keeping your trusted contacts in the loop, effortlessly.
To add the WordPress App to your LinkedIn account, visit the LinkedIn Application Directory. Select the WordPress App, enter your blog’s URL, and choose to display either all of your blog posts or just those tagged with “LinkedIn.” Save, and you’re all set!
Now your network will be notified when you post something new to your WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress.org blog. Your WordPress avatar will automatically display alongside the top post (we, of course, suggest you use Gravatar for that).
You can opt to display your WordPress blog on your LinkedIn Profile and your LinkedIn Homepage, where it’ll display as a drag-and-drop module in the right-hand column.
The WordPress App for LinkedIn is built on Open Social and is open source. If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, head here to try it out.
Flokka.com a new social blogging network for business women has selected WordPress MU and BuddyPress as its platform of choice.
Flokka represents one of the first sites to use the new BuddyPress social networking platform which is due for an official launch at the end of the year.
[ Visit Flokka.com ]
WordCamp San Francisco, the 1-day conference organized by the creators of WordPress for our users, developers, and partners – will be held on August 16th, 2008 at the Mission Bay Conference Center.
It’s shaping up to be a great event with a tremendous lineup of speakers and topics, and the world famous BBQ lunch. The goal of the conference is to:
… get WordPress users together, learn from each other, figure out the future of publishing on the web, and have a good time.
You can learn more about the event and signup online @ 2008.sf.wordcamp.org.
WordPress 2.6 is now available:
Version 2.6 “Tyner,” named for jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, contains a number of new features that make WordPress a more powerful CMS: you can now track changes to every post and page and easily post from wherever you are on the web, plus there are dozens of incremental improvements to the features introduced in version 2.5.
Here is a brief video showing the latest features:
Head over to the WordPress.org blog for more details.
The self installed version of WordPress 2.5 was released just a few days ago, and now the new dashboard and new features present in WordPress 2.5 are live on WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP.
Head over to the announcement post by Matt to read all the details.
[ Visit WordPress.com ]
WordPress 2.5 was released this past weekend:
WordPress 2.5, the culmination of six months of work by the WordPress community, people just like you. The improvements in 2.5 are numerous, and almost entirely a result of your feedback: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, media library, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code, concurrent post editing protection, full-screen writing, and search that covers posts and pages.
You can read the full details on the WordPress.org blog, and watch the screencast below highlighting the excellent new gallery feature:
For those of you on WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP, the new code with the redesigned dashboard should be rolling out soon.