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WordPress News: Logogate,, WordPressMU, BuddyPress, and More

WordPress NewsThis week’s is WordPress News: Logogate, WordCamps Everywhere,, BuddyPress, WordPressMU, WordPress Plugin Podcast, and More:

WordPress Logogate continues. New WordCamps announced worldwide. is changing WordPress tutorials and resources. WordPressMU updated. BuddyPress released any day. Super Cache new version released. Matt featured in USAToday. Did you hug a WordPress Plugin developer recently? New podcast on WordPress Plugins announced. And tons more WordPress news, tips, techniques, Plugins, and Themes.

Some WordPress news highlights you need to know include:

WordPress Logogate

Among Matt’s new year’s resolutions is to get the WordPress Community using the correct WordPress logo. He’s created a comparison image to convince everyone to use the right logo, but that wasn’t enough. Many thought the difference between the two was the color when it’s reallyl the font. So he’s created a new specific version to help you understand:

WordPress Correct font logo example

Color it whatever you want, but use the right base to start with. The font counts. When playing with the WordPress logo, start with the Official WordPress logos.

Also, WordPress is spelled WordPress not Wordpress. To make this part of his new year’s resolutions come true, he’s written a script to force Wordpress into WordPress across all of the 5 million plus blogs on . Instant gratification.

WordPressMU Update Released

WordPressMU 2.7 is now available, the multi-user version of WordPress than runs and other blog networks. This new version includes the latest version of WordPress and a lot of bug fixes. It also includes the exciting announcement that Viper007bond’s admin bar has been added to the core to make it even easier to use.

BuddyPress News

Andy Peatling announced BuddyPress Beta 2 would be delayed until WordPressMU’s latest version was released, but now that WordPressMU 2.7 is out, he has no excuses. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting social media WordPress Theme for WordPressMU blog networks.

Super Cache WordPress Plugin Updated

WP Super Cache has undergone a variety of patches and updates recently, and is now at version 0.9 with some great improvements for mobile user agents, reduction of cache files for sites with a lot of anonymous visitors, improvved compression and expiry times. Reports are that the new version is faster than ever.

JavaScript and Plugins in WordPress 2.8

Loading JavaScript In Footer In WordPress 2.8 is another tutorial for WordPress Plugin authors by Lester Chan on how to improve your WordPress Plugin’s use of code and JavaScript. This one tackles how to load JavaScript properly into the footer in preparation for WordPress 2.8.

For more WordPress news, check out my weekly . For more WordCamp news, check out the The WordCamp Report.

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  1. Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Permalink


    You meant to write that “WordPress is spelt WordPress, not WordPress”, but it’s all the same above!!

    Just FYI 🙂


  2. Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I saw on Andy’s Twitter Stream that he has BP Beta 2 released just today 🙂

  3. Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the updates Lorelle – I did not know about the official WordPress logo page!

  4. Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle, thanks for the link =D

  5. Posted January 30, 2009 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    I’m confused… You wrote “WordPress is spelled WordPress not WordPress”, did you mean – “WordPress is spelled WordPress not WordPress”?

    Great WP update! 😀

  6. Posted January 30, 2009 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    I love what Matt’s script is doing to this post and the comments, which everyone is noticing! It is becoming really funny!

    On a serious note, it is a culture that needs to be imbibed. The script can only work on blogs within the domain. What about outside?

  7. Posted January 30, 2009 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Have you made Matt aware that his silly little filter has deprived your post about his silly little filter of any meaning at all?

    There’s something that squicks me ever so slightly about messing with people’s blog content for a laugh. text-transform:lowercase, here I come.

  8. Posted January 30, 2009 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Heh. Lorelle, you might want to add a note to the post explaining the difference in WordPress spelling since the script has fixed the error and they are both the same now. With as little coffee as I had on board this AM I read that sentence a few times before it dawned on me why they are the same.

  9. Posted January 30, 2009 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Wordprez roools! (Is there another script coming?)

  10. Posted January 30, 2009 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    To avoid your lowercase p in WordPress being corrected by the script, make a little image or something that shows the lowercase p with a big cross through it and a checkmark beside the correct capitalized P.

    As powerful as the script is, I don’t think it can go through graphics… yet.

  11. Posted January 30, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    OK, cute trick, but it would really irritate me to have my content messed with. I guess that’s why I’m self-hosted.

  12. Posted January 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to all who caught that I forgot to switch the WordPress into Wordpress which means the P is in an HTML character entity. Should never post these things late at night when I’m tired. I’m so glad everyone is paying attention.

    For those who wish to use the lowercase p for the technique of explaining this issue, it is replaced by p for future reference.

  13. storydude
    Posted January 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Where did the ‘wrong’ WP logo initiate from? Is it an older version?

    The WordPress/WordPress script seems to have been disabled for this page? It all shows the way it should (with mistake where intended).

    • Posted January 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

      I’ve corrected the spelling of WordPress within this post, but it might still be in the feeds. It is spelled correctly throughout the post except where it shouldn’t be per example.

      As for the “wrong” logo, when people started creating their own versions, they used a “W” font that matched but wasn’t a perfect match. Matt spent a lot of time going through various fonts in the creation of the original logo and he wants that font preserved. People can play with the colors, but he loves that font, and I think it’s a lovely touch to the “W” in the circle. I believe the font is Dante-mt, but when I look at it, I’m not sure that’s right, but that’s the font mentioned in the forums and mailing lists.

      Lloyd Budd has a great example page of a lot of variations on a theme for the WordPress logo.

  14. Posted January 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Mullenweg messing with people’s blog content so that it conforms with his idea of proper? Seems Big Brotherish to me. But Obama would probably approve.

  15. Posted January 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    ‘Matt spent a lot of time going through various fonts in the creation of the original logo and he wants that font preserved.’

    Matt designed the current logo? I know he did the pre-2.0 version — the one in Dante — but I was under the impression this one was handled by a professional designer.

    (So too it seems is Jason Santa Maria of Happy Cog, who claims to have done it.)

    • Posted January 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

      Wow, a whole lot of noise about a non-issue. This has nothing to do with freedom of speech or any of the other assumptions being made. Goodness. WordPress is spelled WordPress and spelling it that way is a sign of respect to the trademark. There are many bloggers using the various WordPress Plugins listed in More WordPress Logogate. WordPress enthusiasts can be fanatic about spelling it correctly, which is where the Plugins came from to make sure they did.

      I also never said Matt designed the logo, but he certainly had a say in its creation. Don’t you when you design your logo?

      I see this issue has brought out the nasties, never my intention. If there is anyone who has done more for giving people the freedom to express themselves around the world than Matt, in spite of having banned from access in some parts of the world because the team wouldn’t back down when freedom of speech was under attack, name them. Let’s honor them all. You’ll see the number is very small.

  16. Posted February 3, 2009 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    “Wow, a whole lot of noise about a non-issue”
    If it was a non-issue then there wouldn’t be a whole lot of noise about it, would there. Obviously it is an issue, and should be treated as one instead of trying to dismiss the fact. Any (and every) plugin that alters someones writing should be disabled by default and the user should be given the OPTION of enabling it, not vice-versa.

  17. S.
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Isnt change what user wrote a little fascist?

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