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New Server

We have just moved Blogtown NZ onto a new server here in NZ. This now puts us in a position to start implementing a bunch of new features that we’ve been promising for a long time. The move to a new server should also bring a big speed increase to the Blogtown NZ site, but […]

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More updates coming soon

The latest version of WordPress has been released recently and we are currently working on testing this with the aim of releasing the changes into Blogtown NZ as soon as possible. The biggest change in this new version is that the administration screens have been radically updated to make working with your blogs faster and […]

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Upgrade completed

The upgrade to Blogtown NZ went without a hitch and now all users have access to all the new features. There are now over a hundred themes to choose from and there’s also a new option to preview each theme so that you can see what your blog looks like with the new theme before […]

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Blogtown NZ Upgrade Coming Soon

We are just preparing the final stages of the Blogtown NZ upgrade. The site will shortly be updated with the equivalent features from WordPress 2.6 These are some quite radical changes and provide too many new features to list here, so instead please watch the video below for more details. As always, if you have […]

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Gravatar support added

Support for Gravatars has now been added to Blogtown NZ. Read more about Gravatars below, but you can find the options for configuring Gravatars in the Presentation section of your blog admin pages. What is a gravatar? A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from […]

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Site updates

We’ve just implemented a new spam blocking system that includes several components, the most visible of which is a CAPTCHA system that prompts unregistered users to enter an obscured word when posting comments. Please let us know if you encounter any issues with this.

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Latest site updates

OK, the latest site updates have been successfully applied. Initial testing all faired well, but if you find any problems please let us know on the usual support email address – support@blogtown.co.nz

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January Site Updates

We’ve just rolled out the latest round of updates to Blogtown NZ. This lines us up with WordPress’s 2.1 release that just came out. Some of the new features include a spell-checker in the visual writing box, as well as an auto-save feature. We’ve also just implemented some advanced cacheing functions which should dramatically increase […]

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Site Updates

We have recently rolled out the latest round of updates and the site is now running the latest WordPress software. These updates also enhance the writing of posts as you can now easily switch between the standard WYSIWYG view, to an HTML view which shows the actual code being posted We’ve also introduced a new plugin that […]

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New Features and Plugin Added

We’ve just added a new plugin which is now availble to all Blogtowners. It’s called Socaible and it gives you the ability to add icons to the end of each post which link to your favourite social blookmarking/sharing sites. These allow your visitors to easily save and share your posts with the rest of the […]

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