WordPress for iPhone/iPad v2.6 Released

Attention Apple-gadget-owning WordPress users! Have you been using the WordPress iOS app for iPhone and iPad? Or maybe you tried it a while back and thought it wasn’t for you? Either way, the new release — v2.6 — will knock your socks off. Why? A bunch of reasons:

  • Video. Record, upload, attach, and play videos within the app. Yay for being able to catch your friends’ and co-workers’ most embarrassing shenanigans creative moments with iPhone video and publish them immediately for all the world to see on your WordPress site.
  • A total rewrite of the way local drafts are handled, to prevent the unintentional loss of your pending posts.
  • Autosave/post revisions. Bam! One of the “oh, thank goodness” features of the web app makes it into the iOS version.
  • Easier setup. Faster and easier process for adding your sites to the app.
  • Media Library. We’re gradually getting closer to the media management you’re used to in the web app.

There are also numerous bugfixes and performance enhancements in this release, so if you haven’t been using the app lately, you should consider giving it another try. I’m personally pretty excited to start using the iPhone version more often now that there are all these fixes and new features. Especially the video upload. You know, for those creative moments that make life fun. :)

You can read the full 2.6 release post on the WordPress for iOS blog, and can download v2.6 from iTunes/the app store. Happy mobile blogging!

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Not an iPhone user? We’ve still got your on-the-go back! Check out the WordPress apps for Android, Blackberry, and Nokia (beta). They’re all 100% GPL, of course, and we’re always looking for contributors to the development projects, so check the blogs if you have mobile dev skills and want to get involved.

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Community links: Open source motivations edition

What’s more fun to do over the weekend then catch up on WordPress community links? Set up the Christmas tree? Clean out the gutters? Shovel the driveway?

Alright, if you have to. Chores are chores. But when you’re done, reward yourself with a hot coffee and a good dose of WordPress reading. We have a truckload of links for you, so settle in.

The full list of links is after the jump.

In blog posts this week:

There were a few WordPress resources posted fresh this week too:

Finally, in WordPress tutorials this week:

Wow, that may be a record for number of WordPress related links in a roundup post (for us). Who gets the plaque?

That’s it for links this week. If you run across something link worthy, don’t hesitate to let us know about it. If it’s worth a story we’ll jump on it, and if it’s best suited for a community news post it will show up in this space next week.

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iThemes gets patriotic with Americana blog theme

Matt Danner from iThemes has released their newest Builder child theme, Americana. You can demo Americana here. Some websites are already using it.

Here are some of the features of this new theme:

  • Full width modules – Don’t get stuck in the box. Break out with this awesome full width style.
  • The Power of Builder with Unique Style – Our Builder theme offers you simple layout control, infinite widget areas, and more settings than you can shake a stick at (if you’re into that). With Americana, you can take advantage of all of this power, but with an awesome design that you can customize to meet your needs, or the needs of your clients.
  • Alternate Module Styles – This is our first Builder child theme to offer you Alternate Module Styles. Basically, this allows you to easily have multiple styles of the same module. Rather than me babbling on trying to explain it, check out the video below that demonstrates Alternate Module Styles in action.

Americana is available for download if you are an existing Builder or All Access Pass customer on iThemes. Buy iThemes Builder for $127.

You can follow Matt on Twitter.

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Weekly Web Video Industry News Reel – Arsenic Edition

It’s that time of the week again. While all of you are nestled snug in your beds, visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads, I’m here, working. Mark is over on my side of the pond up in Amsterdam but that doesn’t mean we get to slack off, drat. Well alright, enough with the [...]

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Best Online Video Ad Campaign: Logitech Revue Plays The Kevin Bacon Game

Google seems pretty intent on pursuing this Google TV thing, despite the television networks’ initial skepticism.  There’s just too much evidence that consumers want technology that helps blur the lines between broadcast TV and online video–and Google TV helps provide that.  And now they’re getting some help from one of their partners, Logitech. Logitech makes [...]

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The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – 12/03/2010

Every Friday we try to find some of the best viral videos making the rounds and give you a look.  And after taking last week off from this column for Thanksgiving, I’m overwhelmed with videos to choose from.  As usual, I have some thoughts about what might have helped each video climb the charts.  It’s [...]

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Get Famous! Get a Job! The Social Video Marketing Movie Audition Experiment

In this tough job market, we’ve seen people use YouTube for attempting to land a job. But have you ever heard of a video done to land a leading acting part in a popular movie by a major, critically-acclaimed director? Learn how one acting couple decided to circumvent the traditional casting call route, and put [...]

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Netflix Too Big for Britches Says Some Hollywood Studios

In a seriously ridiculous turn of events, Reuters reports that three studios in Hollywood are looking at ways to stifle Netflix. I know right?! They apparently don’t want to profit along with Netflix in regards to DVD rentals and streaming video online. In the article, they failed to name which Senior executives at three of [...]

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T-Mobile Teams Up With YouTube Celebrity Merton For Awesome Branded Viral Video Ad

When we interviewed Merton in song a few months back, one of the things I asked him about was his plans for the future.  With Chatroulette on the decline in terms of traffic and popularity, how would the improv piano singer evolve?  His plan was to try and move from instant-video-chat performances to actual live [...]

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How To Add Personalized Channels To YouTube Leanback

YouTube Leanback hit the scene about six months ago, ahead of the launch of GoogleTV.  It’s designed to let you relax on the couch and easily browse videos on your Internet-ready television.  I’ve used it a handful of times in just that manner, and while it took a little getting used to, I find it [...]

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