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Just upgraded to WordPress 2.9 – Carmen

December 22nd, 2009 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · No Comments

I have just upgraded to WordPress 2.9 – Carmen (named in honor of the jazz vocalist Carmen McRae) in less than 3 minutes…

WordPress 2.9 Highlights

* Global undo/”trash” feature
* Built-in image editor
* Batch plugin update and compatibility checking
* Easier video embeds
* Over 500 tickets, bugs and enhancements

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Just upgraded to WordPress 2.8 – Baker

June 14th, 2009 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 1 Comment

Chet BakerI have just upgraded to WordPress 2.8 in less than 3 minutes…

WordPress 2.8 Highlights

* Speed!!!
* Theme Browser and Installer
* Ability to add Custom Headers
* New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new Widgets API
* New ways to customize dashboard widgets
* Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
* Configurable Views on Management Pages
* Faster Loading Admin Pages

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Just upgraded to WordPress 2.7 – Coltrane

December 11th, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 3 Comments

John ColtraneWordPress 2.7 – “Coltrane” (named for John Coltrane) was released today and I have just finished a 25 minutes (including this post :) smooth upgrade using the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin.

Coltrane seems to have a very cool and much faster new inteface  (150 people contribution) and I didn’t have any issues until now…

Much more details (+ visual introduction) on the WordPress.org blog.

 

Enjoy.

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Wasting Time on Blog Performance

November 2nd, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 2 Comments

Last weekend I was wasting time on my Blog performance and all I got is 10 sec. and this lousy post.

Quick profiling with FireBug and YSlow FireFox extensions have done great wonders with my amazingly slow, not-really-that-interesting, hosted (webhost4life) WordPress blog.

Main action items:

  • I have removed the sitemeter performance penalty widget
  • I have installed the WordPress Super Cache Plug-in which wasn’t that simple with my webhost4life hosting limitations.
  • I have removed couple of images and reduce the blog top image size from 80k to 5k (!!!)

Results:

  • Main blog page returns after ~1 sec.
  • I am still getting a lousy grade with the YSlow tests (62) but it seems like the YSlow blog post announcement have failed too… (57 :)
  • Post pages are still slow (~2-4 sec.) but I know what I have to do the next time more than 1 million readers will complain…

Have fun!

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New Blog Home

August 22nd, 2007 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · No Comments

Blogger Outage

Google recent outage brought me to this new karmona.com hosted home – powered by WordPress.

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