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Tweet WordPress plugin v1.2 released

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I’ve uploaded the initial public release, v1.2, of my simple Tweet plugin to the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can install the plugin by:

  • downloading it from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet/ ; or
  • On a recent version of wordpress, v2.7 or above, follow these steps:
    1. Login to your wordpress dashboard
    2. Select the Plugins/Add New menu item as shown
      Step 1 installing the Tweet plugin
    3. Search for Author lantrix as shown
      Step 2 for installing Tweet plugin
    4. Click on the Install link for the Tweet plugin

If you need any assistance, you can leave a comment over on the dedicated page for the Tweet WordPress plugin for Twitter.

If you like the plugin, I’m happy to accept donations if that’s your thing.

Leopard, Apache2 and MySQL

MacBook Pro
I’ve just cloned this blog to a development version on my Macbook Pro. The Mac has Apache2 installed by default, so I just had to get mysql working.

Downloading MySQL and installing on Leopard is a breeze with the native package.

I migrated my database (dump/restore) and recreated my wordpress user, but still kept getting this error:

Error establishing a database connection

The user could log into the database from the console as shown:


[email protected]:~ $ mysql -u wordpress -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 19
Server version: 5.1.34 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> use wordpress;
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Database changed
mysql> show tables;
+-----------------------------+
| Tables_in_wordpress         |
+-----------------------------+
| sk2_blacklist               | 

So what is the problem?

Google provides an answer, with a log lived post from My Macinations providing the solution. It’s all to do with correcting your php.ini with the proper MySQL socket location.

Now, back to testing my new version of the Twitter Tags wordpress plugin. #hashtags now work!

WordPress 2.7 RC1 on iPhone

Now that I am using wordpress 2.7, I thought it would be good to test the iPhone app for wordpress. This is written on the app itself. I would say that although useful it seems to be more favorable to blog from a computer. The iPhone is suited to short spurts of typing, more on the realms of SMS or twitter.

The capability of quickly adding photos and the tag/category functionality seems full featured, as shown by a photo of my dinner I made from Cook with Jamie.

The app did crash when I tried to load this post from a local draft – it looks like the iPhone app needs a bit more work.

Blogging from the iPhone? 6 out of 10 points.

WordPress 2.7 RC1

I’m lagging so far behind on wordpress that I’m probably breaking all the security rules.
So in an effort to be more proactive in online open-source communities I’m giving WordPress V2.7 Release Candidate 1 a whirl. Looking forward to the new Admin UI.

Does anyone else ride the bleeding edge when it comes to tech blogging?

Edit: The upgrade worked. 2.7 RC1 even worked with all my 2.3 plugins straight up!

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