The SF Port Authority has shut down Pier 38, home of numerous startups including Automattic, the company behind WordPress. SF Port Authority says the building is unsafe and must vacated in the next 30 days. I wonder if Automattic has to move at all, since the office sits right outside of the pier. I’ve been to that office numerous times for WordPress meetups. The good thing is, most of Automattic employees work remotely and are hardly in the office anyways. Anyways, all tenants must move out of Pier 38 by September 30. It will be interesting where Automattic is moving if at all.
I just upgraded to WordPress 3.2. It looks mighty spiffy. The Admin pages have been redesigned with several new Admin features added. There’s a new default theme called “Twenty Eleven,” which I have yet to use. Perhaps, later. The coolest new feature is the new full screen editor. Adding or editing a post doesn’t seem like you’re working within WordPress at all. I love it. If you like to know more about WordPress 3.2, read the release notes.
WordPress 3.2 rocks! Update now.
If you own several WordPress blogs and you want to manage your blogs from your smartphone, there are several WordPress applications that are available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia.
WordPress for the iOS is an iPhone application that will let you manage your blog from your iPhone and the iPad. You can create or edit posts and pages, and add images, videos, and comments to your blog with ease. Download the WordPress for iOS from Apple’s website for free. You can also visit the WordPress for iOS blog.
WordPress for Android is an Android application that’s available in the Android Market. Just search for WordPress and install the application that’s published by Automattic. You also might want to visit the WordPress for Android blog. Here’s a preview of WordPress for Android app in the video below. See how easy it is to manage blogs from the Android.
WordPress for Blackberry is an application that allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments in the Blackberry phone. The application will run on BlackBerry devices starting with the 8700, Curve, Pearl, Bold, Storm, Storm2 and the Tour. BlackBerry Device Software (OS) Version 4.5 minimum is required. Visit the WordPress for Blackberry blog.
WordPress for Nokia is an application that allows to edit your existing blog content, add new posts and pages, or simply manage comments from your Nokia smartphone. WordPress for Nokia allows you manage your blog from your S60 or Maemo-powered Nokia phone. Visit the WordPress for Nokia blog. Download the application. Older phones may not be supported.
Are you worried about losing your blog? Are you looking for ways to protect, backup and restore your blog – in case of a major catastrophic meltdown. Enter VaultPress. For a mere $25 a month, you can have Automattic, the company behind WordPress, back up your blog(s) posts, comments, settings, plugins, customizations, etc using a service called VaultPress. You can apply for a private beta version today. Just download the plugin. Activate. That’s all there is to it.