WP Affiliate Guide News – Mar 10, 2008

In today’s issue…
1. Introduction
2. SLM Plugin Updated
3. WordPress 2.5 Release
4. In Closing
Hello and happy Monday,
I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are ready to
tackle the upcoming week with plenty of energy.

Things will definitely be busy for me with the new
WordPress release scheduled for release today. More about
that below.

Today’s mailing will be rather short. In fact, it’s a
special edition because of the WordPress release; there are
a few updates that I wanted to let you know about.

2. SLM Plugin Updated
While testing the plugin with the newest version of WP this
weekend, I went ahead and updated it to work with the WP
2.5.x branch.

What does that mean for you? If you intend to use the plugin
with WP 2.5, you’ll need to log into your account and
download the updated plugin.

Upgrading is absolutely painless assuming you’re not using
it with the stand alone SLM script — just replace the
slm-plugin folder in your wp-content/plugins folder and
replace the goto.php file.

No worries, this is a minor update and you won’t lose any
links you’ve created or your settings.

(If you’re using the plugin with the SLM script, then you’ll
need to tweak your slm.php file like you did during the
installation process. See the included ‘Read Me’ file.)

Aside from being upgraded to work with WP 2.5.x, I’ve also
made a few other small changes to the plugin. If you’d like
to read the full change log, then visit:

3. WordPress 2.5 Release
Update: It seems that WP 2.5 has been
delayed by about a week, so you still have time to prepare.

The day has finally come…

Just when we all finally got used to WordPress 2.3.x, they
go and release 2.5 on us. And what a doosie it is.
(Actually, it hasn’t been formally announced yet, but the
release is coming some time today.)

Much has changed in WordPress 2.5 beyond how it looks. Some
navigation items have changed, some elements have been
removed, others replaced, and some new features added.

If you haven’t already had a chance to read it, I highly
recommend checking out the blog entry I wrote a couple weeks
ago while testing it. The entry is a comparison of WP 2.3.x
and WP 2.5.x along with plenty of screenshots.

WordPress 2.5 Revealed and Compared to Version 2.3.x

Do you need to upgrade right away? Actually, I’d recommend
you hold off, at least for a few weeks. While your WP theme
may be unaffected greatly by the upgrade, there’s a good
chance that some of your plugins could be dead in the water.

Waiting will give the plugin authors and opportunity to
upgrade their plugins and it will also give you an chance to
see whether a “minor version update” is released to fix any
potential bugs which may still be lurking in the system.

(In case you were wondering, yes, the WPDFI script does work
with WP 2.5.x — just make sure it’s version 2.5.1+.)

4. Finishing Up
Again, I want to thank you for allowing me to help you with
your WordPress and affiliate marketing journey. I sincerely
hope you put it all to good use and build a prosperous
affiliate empire.

Wishing you much success in all you endeavors.

WP Affiliate Guide