CultAffair : New Blog In Our Network


Announcement : We are  adding a new blog  to rtBlogs Network, Cult Affair. Cult Affair is a blog where readers can come and spend a little bit of time everyday to seek some inspiration. The blog basically searches for stories or pictures which are inspired from very ordinary things. It will cover stories of real people and their creativity. Or simply share creative adventures which you may stumble upon.

The following is the list of our network and now a new blog Cult Affair is also added to the network the idea behind this blog is of Shradha Rao.

  1. Devils Workshop : Devils’ Workshop is one of the top leading blog on Web2.0, Internet tools and general computing.
  2. WpVeda : At Wpveda, you will find complex tutorial on WordPress from our core WordPress developer team.
  3. FacebooKnol : Facebooknol is blog dedicated to Facebook Lover.
  4. OrkutDiary : Orkut is India’s number 1 Social networking website and here you will find the latest updates on Orkut.
  5. CricTalks : We talk about Cricket here.
  6. CultAffair : A blog where readers can spend a little bit of time everyday to seek some inspiration.

Developers might need some changes or refreshment then this is a good place to come to take a break. You can also submit your suggestion through your comment or Email. To find more details visit Cult Affair.

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BuddyPress Version 1.2.7 Available

The latest maintenance release to BuddyPress version 1.2.7 is available now. Those who are familiar with WordPress but have no idea about BuddyPress, have a little introduction. BuddyPress was started in 2008 and social networking features are added to a WordPress MU powered site. The first stable release was in May 2009. The platform has grown considerably since then, into the dynamic, easily extensible package we see today.

Like WordPress, BuddyPress is a completely open source endeavour. Everything from the core code, to the documentation, themes and plugin extensions are all built by the BuddyPress community. This means anyone can help the project by contributing their time and knowledge.

Short list of change log :

  • Fixed problem that prevented certain kinds of profile date from being saved.
  • Fixed issue that prevented blog comment activity items from displaying on certain setups.
  • Fixed problem that prevented group extension tabs from appearing.
  • Removed secondary blog avatars from the activity stream.
  • Fixed issue where activity dates were changed when blog posts were edited.
  • Fixed bug in the way that friend counts are returned.


BuddyPress is a WordPress plugin that enable Social networking. You can build a social network for your company, a group your team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. It will let users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more.

Subversion Access : If you are a developer and Subversion user then you can download the latest development build of BuddyPress using following link.

svn co

Or Manual Download : BuddyPress 1.2.7


HURRY! 50% OFF Discount On WPZoom Graphix WordPress Theme– Latest 2010 Release

WPZoom has launched themes almost every month of this year. Graphix Theme will be the last release for this year 2010.  This one looks very different than the previous one that makes it  a very special amongst other themes. Graphix Theme is a portfolio/personal WordPress theme with a fresh layout and 5 beautiful color schemes available. It is a good theme to build upon, easy to customize and very flexible. Below are the features and a screenshot of Graphix theme.

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WPZoom is selling a single development and a developer licence of Graphix theme, hurry up to get 50% off deal on Graphix theme and all other WPZoom themes till January 2nd.  You can go for a demo or get more information on the theme page.

Theme Features:

  • Featured Content block on Homepage
  • 5 built-in color styles: blue, green, pink, purple, red
  • Custom Menus
  • Widgetized Sidebar
  • Compatible with WPMU (Multi-User)
  • Compatible with all modern browsers
  • Custom Shortcodes
  • Custom Templates for Pages
  • Custom Templates for Posts
  • Theme is internationalized (localized) for easier translation.

You can find more details at official site click here to have a demo.

Link: WpZoom


WordPress 3.0.4 Available : Important Security Update

According to a new security update is available(WordPress version 3.0.4), its a very important update that should be applied immediately. It fixes core security bug in the HTML sanitation library, called KSES. This release is a critical says Matt Mullenweg.

He also emphasis to update this release due to the holiday season is going on, should not be taken lightly. Its not a Christmas or Holiday release.

If your interested to see the change log you can take a look here and you can also review the update. The security bug is discovered by Mauro Gentile and Jon Cave (duck_) and alerted the WordPress team to these XSS vulnerabilities.

If you have no idea how to update it you can refer the link that will show you the update process in detail.

Download Link : WordPress version 3.0.4


Enable Google Instant Search In Google Chrome Omnibox

Many of  you might know that we can search query in Chrome’s address bar to get Google result. Chrome is also going to add support for instant search in the latest upcoming stable release. Then we will be able to enter the query in the address bar(Omnibox) to watch the instant result.

Turn On Chrome Instant Search

Chrome instant is like when you enable it and enter text in the address bar(Omnibox) for faster searching and browsing, it will show the instant search like Google do.

But here is a little difference, Chrome’s instant search shows a result for that query only. Suppose you have to search for “Android” you will start entering text “an” in the address bar  but it will show result for “an” not “android”. Chrome instant does not predict words like Google do but it auto completes the frequently visited web pages.


Chrome instant is a nice feature but I found in one case it may slow you down. When you write any query in the address bar and Chrome finds a web page that matches your query then it loads that page first. For instance, when I type “d” in the Omnibox, Chrome auto completes my query as “”, since I frequently go to

If I type “n”, Chrome loads It may be useful for frequently visited pages, but loading a page just because I type a letter in the address bar is a bit too much. This way, you may end up loading a lot of pages while typing a query and that may be distracting and may slow you down.


Link : Chrome Dev Channel


Coming Up – Meet The WordPress Makers

WrodCampMany Developers might be interested to know, who is involved in taking WordPress decision and how the open source project is structured in general. Lets see what Jane Wells has to say about it.

By Jane Wells WordPress is a meritocracy, it means that anyone can get involved, and a combination of the quality of someone’s contributions and their level of interest and time commitment will determine how much influence they have over decisions.

They have several levels of contributes for the WordPress application development, that includes full-time developers and casual contributors.

The WordPress team is planning to come up with second annual WordPress core leadership meetup in January 2011, they will have a video town hall at some point during their time together. During these days he will be posting profiles of the core developers who will be at the meetup. After that he will be branching out and posting about other contributors, including developers, designers, forum moderators, etc.

If you have any questions you can submit it to them to answer then in the forum thread What Should 2011 Hold for WordPress? To have a little idea how all these people fit together and how decisions are made, you can check out the presentation held WordCamp Portland in October on How WordPress Decisions Get Made.


Check out Improvement In Google Translate

Google translate is an excellent tool for translation of different languages, I was just translating some something through Google Translate and observed few improvements and started searching around. You might have not noticed about the few improvement Google has added in Google Translate this month. Google has developed automatic translation tools because they want to help people find information, no matter what language they speak. Below you will find three distinct improvements to Google Translate.

Improvements in Google translate

  • Alternative Translation : Google has added the feature to see alternative translations, which can help us understand the true intended meaning of the phrase, and provide another kind of feedback for them(Google) to improve their translation algorithm. See the images below how you can edit the sentences, to do so left click with your mouse on the word you will get alternate words for that choose amongst it to use.

eg: 1


eg: 2



  • Virtual Keyboard : Google has also added virtual keyboards to Google Translate, because it is very difficult to type any of the 57 languages that is supported by Google Translate on a standard QWERTY keyboard. Just look at the below screenshot, click on the keyboard icon appears at bottom-right of the text area to get the virtual keyboard for other languages.


  • Speech Synthesis : One of the feature that user enjoy is to listen the text which they have just translated in other language. For this Google has added speech synthesis for three more languages and they are Arabic, Japanese and Korean. And dramatically improved another 17 languages approximately, so that we can not only see text translations, but also hear them spoken aloud. Few of them are as follows Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish etc.

Download WordPress for BlackBerry 1.4.4 Mobile

BlackBerry-WordPressFor BlackBerry user the WordPress for BlackBerry version 1.4.4 you can download from BlackBerry App World.

WordPress has added following features for BlackBerry version1.4.4:

  • Rotate uploaded photos.
  • Better integration with BlackBerry Torch 9800.

Some bug fixes in the previous version, including the media uploading issue on the 9800 Torch device:

  • Fixed the media uploading issue on the 9800. It requires AtomPub to be enabled on your blog.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes occur with long post titles.
  • Fixed issues with orphan categories.
  • Fixed issues with the blog shortcut icon which would appear too big sometimes.
  • Minor bug fixing.

The all new WordPress for BlackBerry application allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments. Both and self-hosted WordPress (2.9.2 or higher i.e. version 3.1.0) sites are supported. Download the application and start enjoy blogging.

Link :  BlackBerry App World


WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate is Out Now

WordPress 3.1 RC 1For WordPress 3.1 the first release candidate (RC1) is available now. A release candidate version comes before final release and after beta version.

So one can implement the latest release but it is advisable  to test it first to your test servers. Because there are variety of plugins and configurations available so it might happened that something has been missed so not to use it directly on your live site.

By Andrew Nacin, An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible we’ve missed something. So if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.1 yet, now is the time! Please though, not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous.

WordPress 3.1 Beta 1 was released for Thanksgiving, after that WordPress 3.1 Beta 2 was available on 15 dec 2010. So we can assume that the release candidate comes as a Christmas present.

Things to be taken care of :

  • You can test your themes and plugins, so that if there are any compatibility issues it can be figured out in the final release.
  • Any known issue you may find here.
  • If you are testing the release candidate and think you’ve found a bug you can post it to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums.

Download Link : WordPress 3.1 RC 1


Storing Data On SVN(subversion) Repository For Windows OS

While coding, we come across a situation where we need to revert back some heavy changes to the source code, but we could not find it anymore, eventually it becomes difficult to trackback and we end up wasting a lot of time and energy, this is where SVN comes to our rescue. In this article I am going to assist you how to manage data on SVN.

SVN or Subversion is an open source tool used for revision control or in other words it’s an online repository in which data can me stored. It is widely used by popular open source project as their version control program. I use it for my WordPress projects.

Tortoise SVN is a Subversion client, easy to use revision control, implemented as a windows shell extension. Since it is not integrated with specific IDE will be using it with NetBeans.

How to go about it


  • Restart your computer if required.
  • Extract WordPress to a folder say DemoFolder.
  • Create a folder on SVN repository say SVN-data.

  • Create a folder trunk in SVN-data.
  • Export default twentyten theme to trunk, which is under Theme folder (local machine –> SVN repository).


  • Now SVN checkout to your local machine under theme folder.



  • After any changes you can commit the data so that it can be stored on the online repository. Now you can see there is .svn folder is in your twenty ten theme with all green folder icon.


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