How to fix wordpress 2.6 dashboard to have incoming Technorati Links

From WordPress 2.3 onwards the administration dashboard displays Google blog search incoming links. Which is not always to the point and also not updated frequently. Lot of us suffers possibly because we are so used to look for incoming links to our blog from Technorati, which is more accurate, updated and to the point. I was looking for a possible solution in Google, found a few, namely from Soft Tech Reviews. Soft Tech Reviews described the situation related to wordpress 2.3.xx. I was studying it and I found out the structure for fetching the blog incoming links has been changed dramatically in WordPress 2.6, now it’s more object oriented code and the fetch RSS codes doesn’t stay in /wp-admin/index-extra.php , it actually uses index-extra.php to call the object from /wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php.

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WordPress 2.5 – The Upgrade Resources

WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate 2 has been released and There are a lot of new features included within. Let me list down some of them:

The New Looks:

  1. New customizable dashboard.. yeah it’s more slick and organized now..dashboard-wide
  2. Built in Image Gallery system, one click multi files uploader.. Check out the screencast by matt
  3. Categories in Editor interface also improved with multi-level and most used categories options.
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  4. Changes in Editor interface, it’s possible to have full screen editor, a toolbar button to create a gallery

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  5. The Manage screens have been redesigned and unified so that now, managing your pages, posts, media, and comments all use similar, consistent interfaces.
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  6. Navigation bars has been improved for professionals and novices alike.
  7. The base code has been optimized for much more stable better performance.

Now you might be excited and obviously worried about the upgrade process on the road to wordpress 2.5 but it’s not a prime time to upgrade it.. Just take your time, download it, do the testing on your local server (you can use EasyPHP, XAMPP or WAMP for testing), test out your themes and check which plugins are not working. Here is a link roll to shorten your research about upgrading:

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Save your time with WinMerge

As a Developer you should come along into a situation that you need to compare or merge complex code fragments and Sadly most of us do it with notepad. Well have you seen WinMerge? Remember this century is not about how good you are in code but it’s about how can solve your problems.. So let me introduce to you the WinMerge, this program designed for open source developers and by open source developers.. Upgrading from old code to new code can be a real painstaking feature.. So here is WinMerge to save you some times.