New exciting changes in upcoming wordpress 3.9

WordPress 3.9 is due for release in mid-April. While the RC 1 was released last week, we take a look at some improved / new exciting features of WordPress 3.9:

  • Updated TinyMCE – The software powering the visual editor has been updated to 4.0 (latest version).
  • Added widget management to live previews –  You can now test editing, adding, and rearranging widgets.
  • Ability to upload, crop, and manage header images, without needing to leave the preview.
  • Drag-and-drop images – Now, you can drag drop images directly onto the editor to upload them.
  • Improved image editing capabilities Making changes to an image after inserting it into a post is lot easier now.
  • New audio/video playlists feature – More details are awaited on this.

If you are the adventoures type soul, download and use WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate (Zip version) and test it on a test site. Beware it’s not final version so using it on a production site may be dangerous.

PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT – WordPress Upgradation Problem

Recently I was asked by a client of mine to upgrade her self-hosted WordPress blog to 2.71. from 2.6. I though it to be a smooth task as this was a pretty new installation without any plugins or themes and I had upgraded at least 10 other self hosted WordPress blogs (far bigger than this one) few days back without any problem. I logged on to the blog’s dashboard and upgrade warning from WordPress was flashing on the screen. I gladly clicked on upgrade button and thought the task is taken care of. But what the hell!!!! Continue reading “PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT – WordPress Upgradation Problem”