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Forum on Virtual Assistance 2009 Launches New Site!

FoVA 2009 Yes indeed, the Forum on Virtual Assistance (FoVA 2009) has launched a new WordPress based site. Personally, I think it looks pretty great as I was lucky enough to use my favourite skills to setup the entire site.

Although we did choose the iThemes flexx theme for the core, a lot of customization was done to mold it into it’s own unique FoVA style. Keeping with the yellow and black color scheme made it fun to design the graphics to really stand out.

I also took full advantage of the hot new billboard plugin designed by iThemes to generate the custom thumbnails along the bottom of the site that profile the FoVA 2009 Session Leaders.

The blog certainly enhances the event and will make it easy to post information and resources that will be of benefit to anyone who is attending or thinking about attending the event.

I am really excited to attend FoVA again this year and have been given the opportunity to do a WordPress Workshop – ya! I am so excited to package up and share information on “How To Offer WordPress as a Service“.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

Oh, and all FoVA 2009 Attendees… Don’t forget to Map yourself please.

:)

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Celebrate WordPress; Unofficial International WordPress Day

WordPress FamilyUnofficial International WordPress Day

July 1, 2008 marked the calendar as the “Unofficial International WordPress Day“.

It’s also a National holiday here in Canada so for me, it will be easy to remember.

I love WordPress and I love Canada!

I have written many articles and guides about using WordPress and highly recommend  WordPress to all of my clients, colleagues, and anyone who wishes to manage content online!

Thanks Automattic for this amazing publishing system and thanks WP Candy for this great celebration!

Here are few WordPress links & resources:

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WordPress 2.5.1 and The Secret Lives of Blogs

WordPress ButtonWordPress released 2.5.1 is out.

You can read the full details on the WordPress.org Blog and download WordPress 2.5.1 here.

Don’t forget to read the bottom of the post “Secret lives of blogs” it addresses an important action item pertaining to the WP-Config file for all WordPress blogs.

Basically, you need to add a unique secret key (which you can get from reading the blog post) into your WP-Config file.

If you need assistance upgrading your WordPress blog(s) or assistance updating your WP-Config file please let me know. I offer WordPress Virtual Assistant services and process WordPress upgrades for $30.00 and offer a discount on multiple blogs plus I will upgrade all your outdated plugins while I am at it – free!

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Learn More About WordPress 2.5

Aaron Brazell posted this excellent article to help you understand more about WordPress 2.5.

10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.5

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Take A Peak at WordPress 2.5 in Action

Take a peak at this video Matt created that demonstrates some of the cool new features in WordPress 2.5.

It’s all about simplicity and writing!