Tonight’s Orange County WordPress meetup is a “back to basics” night. So, I thought I’d give the live blog app another run through the paces. Tonight, we’ll be sending photos through as well.
Let’s Get This Party Started
7:01 pm: @zengy is explaining the Live Blog app. This will be tweeted.
7:04 pm: The crowd is much larger tonight.
7:09 pm: WP3 Release candidate 1 should be “any day now” according to @jefferyzinn
7:12 pm: The big update in WP3 beta 2 was an update to the menus customization. Allows custom creation of different menu types and positions inside the appearance panel. Top. Sidebar. Wherever you like.
7:13 pm: The menu types and nesting features in WP 3 are hot.
7:26 pm: Start by creating a new, empty mySQL database, then install a clean version of WordPress in the new directory. Then in wp-config.php change your mySQL host location, name and password.
7:29 pm: Once installed simply visit the site, give it a name and… It’s hard to live blog and answer phones and let people in doors at the same time.
7:34 pm: When you set up a WP blog, are there plugins you use by default? “Yes, one of them is Vipers Video Quicktags.”
7:41 pm: Feed WordPress, WP Print and WP EMail are other plugins @zengy will install by default.
7:43 pm: Crowd advice: if you can’t preview a WP template, don’t activate. Bad things happen.
8:01 pm: Feed WordPress is a plugin that allows you to syndicate any rss feed into your blog. To use Feed WordPress you have to update to their recommended version of rss.php. The instructions are contained in the plugin warning.
8:24 pm: Looks like something I did in last update freaked out the Live Blog app.
8:25 pm: It may have been the ampersand. We’ll check that out.
8:43 pm: Anton recommends css-tricks.com for great WP training videos
8:57 pm: Speed up WordPress w/ caching plugins – WP Super Cache, Squid and W3 Total Cache.
8:58 pm: WordPress is very data intensive. Caching dramatically reduces the database calls.
Testing from the iPad version of the app now. (no timestamp)