Official Release of WordPress 3.0 “Thelonsious” (Video)

As they said over on “Arm your vuvuzelas” because the new WordPress 3.0 release came out today! The new version is a combination of WordPress and WordPress Multi-User (WPmµ). Bringing the best of blogging and multiple blog platforms together. I know who cares what I have to say. Just watch the video…

WordPress MU – BuddyPress and Events Manager *Bug Fix*

I’m working on an install of WordPress Multi-User including BuddyPress for a client. I know, I know. We’ve been trying to hold on until WP 3 comes out, but we can’t wait any longer. For those of you that don’t know BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress that adds social networking functionality to WordPress.

Anyway, I have been trying to install the plugin Events Manager, but unfortunately it has been causing some problems. I finally figured it out so I wanted to post it here. It’s not actually a fix, but more like a work around. Hopefully it will save others a bit of frustration. I also posted this on the forum for the plugin. Events Manager Forum.

I’m running a test version on another domain so I can make changes before the live version. I after seeing a post asking why there was no change log to the new version of the plugin, I realized I upgraded it when WP said there was a new version available and didn’t think about it much. So, in my test version I uninstalled version 2.2.2 and reinstalled 2.1. Guess what it worked again. So, I went over to the settings page and all the defaults were there. For some reason when you install/upgrade to 2.2.2 it dumps out all the defaults including the page title. I then copied and pasted the setting from 2.1 into 2.2.2 and it works fine now. Follow the link below for a pdf that shows the default settings.

Events Manager 2.1 default settings.

Social Media: You’ve Got to be Willing to PLAY to PLAY

This is a great video from Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics. The whole way we look at the return on investment for social media is inherently flawed.

Why are we trying to measure social media like a traditional channel anyway? Social media touches every facet of business and is more an extension of good business ethics” -Erik Qualman

Title quote from Alex Bogusky, Co-Chairman, CP&B