WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 Released

While I was rolling around near comatose yesterday WordPress 2.8 beta 1 hit the streets. We plan to do a thorough review of this project on Thursday at the Ohio WordPress meetup here in Akron, Ohio. So, I figured it would would be a good time to run it officially here in The Code Cave.

The upgrade process is as simple as always. Unzip the file, copy it over the existing files, go to wp-admin upgrade and click continue. When the official release comes out, I plan upgrading my wp-upgrade script as I still think it is useful. Even though WordPress itself has upgrade abilities within it, the full file backup and database backup that my script does, still provides added benefit. So, I’ll keep it around a while longer.

As for WordPress 2.8, you don’t need to fear about learning a totally new system from scratch. There are a number of nice changes and tweaks, but the basic interface remains the same. There are a lot of changes for plugin developers and the like, but the everyday users will see some things like the new widget drop zone that makes it easy to make a widget inactive without loosing its settings. I’ll be testing over the next few weeks to see what I’d consider note worthy for a release post. I used to even do a line by line comparison, but I don’t know if I’ll don’t be returning to that. For now you can read about the changes here.

If there is any part of this upgrade that you definitely think we should cover at the Ohio WordPress Meetup, please let me know so that I don’t miss it!

2 for 1 Deal for Facebook Mafia Wars

Send me 1 item on my wish list and put a message on my wall asking for any two items from this list and I’ll send them back to you. Make sure to provide a link to your profile or your profile name or I’ll not be able to find you. First Come: First Serve. So you might want to have a backup choice or two. I’ll adjust this page as I run out of stuff.

Of course if you want to do this you’ll need to:
Add me as a Facebook Friend
Join My Mafia
Promote me (I’ll give you at least a 13% bonus depending upon your level if you Promote me as your Bagman)

After less than 2 months of playing, I am a Level 160 Boss Mogul with master on every level up to underboss. I have 11 out of 14 achievements. I currently earn 111mil every 51 minutes. I’ve been leveling up 3 to 4 times every day, though I might hit 5 levels today. With >1000 mafia members, I’m really raking in the experience points just by other ppl using me in fights. So I should reach the max bagman bonus for you pretty quickly.

Here is what I am offering:

Ten of Diamonds
Monkey Sculpture
White Poker Chip

Ebony Cigar
Sky Cigar
Rose Cigar
Ivory Cigar
Turquoise Cigar
Gold Cigar

Eight of Spades
Nine of Spades
Ten of Spades
Jack of Spades
Queen of Spades

Topaz Ring
Opal Ring
Amethyst Ring
Sapphire Ring

Solid Tie
Striped Tie
Checked Tie
Geometric Tie
Dot Tie
Knitted Tie

Warhol Painting
Van Gogh Painting
Dali Painting
Monet Painting
Rembrandt Painting

Silver Cufflinks
Gold Cufflinks
Amber Cufflinks
Jasper Cufflinks
Agate Cufflinks
Onyx Cufflinks
Pearl Cufflinks

Mill Reef
Sea Bird
Golden Miller
St Simon

9mm Semi-Automatic
.22 Pistol
Butterfly Knife
Brass Knuckles
.45 Revolver
Automatic Rifle
Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Tactical Shotgun
.50 Caliber Rifle
RPG Launcher
Grenade Launcher

Stab-Proof Vest
Lucky Shamrock Medallion

Armored Truck
Prop plane