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WordPress 2.7.1 now available

The WordPress development team has released version 2.7.1 of the WordPress blogging software. This is mainly a maintenance release which fixes several issues since version 2.7. If you’re currently using WordPress 2.7, you can use the new “Upgrade WordPress” feature by accessing Tools | Upgrade from the menu. You can read the announcement at the WordPress.org site or take a look at what was fixed in WordPress 2.7.1.

Essential plugins when starting your own WordPress blog

I’ve been blogging for some time. When I got into blogging, I have found some very useful free plugins that have been created by very good PHP developers. I thought I’d share them by starting off a list here on my personal blog. I’ll start off with several and update the list regularly.

To start off the list, I’ve listed five plugins that I found very essential in a basic blog. If you are a new blogger and trying to find what plugins you need to start your own WordPress site, read the list. I’ve found the plugins very useful and usually recommend them to those who wants to start their own blog.

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Make Money: How to integrate Amazon aStore to a WordPress blog

One of the many ways to make money is to sell items from the Amazon online store. Amazon.com has made it easy for anyone to make money online by selling the products available on their shop. All you need is to follow some steps and you’ll be able to start making money online via referral fees on the products that were sold.

What makes it even better is that if you have a WordPress blog, you can easily integrate an Amazon aStore into your blog. You can choose items that you want to sell within your WordPress site and even link to these items. The Amazon aStore can even be customized to integrate it’s look and feel with your WordPress blog.

I’ve created an Amazon aStore for my blog as an example of how easy the Amazon aStore can be integrated into WordPress. The Amazon aStore is free and costs nothing to maintain. You can earn referral fees for every item that you sell. The referral fees from Amazon can be sent to you via check upon reaching a certain level.

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WordPress 2.6.5 released, security problem fixed

If you’re eagerly waiting for WordPress 2.7, you may need to upgrade your current WordPress to version 2.6.5 in the mean time. The just released version 2.6.5 fixes a possible XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith (thanks jeremias) that affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. It also corrects three bugs.

Important Note: It looks like there’s been a version 2.6.4 floating around the NET. We are also advised that there is NO version 2.6.4 and will never be a version 2.6.4!

You can read Ryan’s post about WordPress 2.6.5. If you’re interested on what has changed you can have a look here.

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