WordPress 2.5

Chrismlindsey.com is now using WordPress 2.5, the latest stable release of the venerable open source blogging software.  The release notification is here, screencast of the new admin panel here, and the download and install information is here.

I really like the new admin panel in WordPress 2.5.  Most used items are placed prominently, while little used links are placed out of the way.  WordPress 2.5 also runs considerable faster for me, which is always a plus.

Now, if only Eng would update his Akismet Spam script to WordPress 2.5, I would be in heaven.

How To: Highlight Author Comments in WordPress

I recently realized that my new theme doesn’t display author comments in a different color than regular comments, so I struck out to fix the issue.

I regard author comment highlighting as a major feature or lack thereof for any theme. It should be mandatory, as it makes it easy to scan and find the original author’s comments. It also keeps a rude commenter from posting under your name and having readers believe it is actually your comment. You could also use colored comment highlighting on a multi-author blog to note comments by writers from the site who didn’t actually write said post.

Anyways, on to the details.
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Welding, Chad

Haha, I love this new Lowe’s commercial with Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief, Chad Knaus.