Just testing some of the new features after upgrading to WordPress MU v. 2.9.1 …
Apparently video embedding is now native with only the video URL necessary:
So I guess that means the Viper’s Video Tags plugin we offer Tripawds Supporters just provides embedding from more video sharing sites (and raw Flash files) while enabling enhanced video features, assuming it still works:
There is also a new image editing feature in the Media Library:
But it doesn’t seem to play nice in Safari. Using Firefox I was able to crop, resize and rotate images with ease. Stay tuned for a detailed update in the Tripawds Behind the Scenes blog!
Another new feature is the new Trash function in Blog dashboards that allows removal of posts and comments without immediate deletion, allowing. The back end is also a bit quicker.
I created this thumbnail gallery using the WordPress Gallery function by uploading images from within the Post Editor, using the Add Media tab. The Gallery tab will appear within the media window after clicking “Save All Changes” (Not insert into post.)
By uploading images directly to the Media Library from the Media -> Add New tab, images do not become associated with any specific post or gallery.
And for the record, images uploaded within a specific post (i.e.; to a specific gallery) are available in the Media Library, for embedding in other posts. But the gallery itself will remain associated only to the post from which they were uploaded.
We’re still investigating various Gallery solutions for Tripawds Blogs, like the one jakesmom helped us test. But none have quite yet met all our needs, so stay tuned!
Just been messing around here with a few of the more than 100 design themes available to all Tripawds Bloggers. Many themes allow custom header upload, and other customization options. Tripawds Bloggers can change their blog theme at anytime by visiting their Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes menu.
An update of the complete theme pack we offer is in the works, and we’re thinking of adding even more robust CMS themes for Tripawds Supporters, so stay tuned for announcements. What’s a CMS you ask? Only a theme that provides a Content Management System with comprehensive configuration options.