With the release of WordPress 2.9, the Post Thumbnail function was implemented in to the platform. It automatically re-sizes images for perfect placement within a site. In the past, this effect could be achieved by the use of custom fields and a script known as TimThumb. It was a decent workaround, but a cumbersome process, incompatible with some servers and a chunky bit of code that could potentially increase loading times. For people new to the WordPress platform, working with custom fields can be a confusing process. Even for the veterans it’s annoying trying to manage multiple custom field names. Post Thumbnail is the answer to all of these problems.
We are very excited to announce the launch of Organic Themes — a fresh new premium WordPress theme shop! In fact, excited is a huge understatement. We have been working on Organic Themes for the greater portion of 2009 and 2010. Our goal has been to create a theme shop that offers fresh new designs and resources for the WordPress community, and we’re stoked to see it come to fruition. Rather than releasing many mediocre themes within a short time, our focus is to release one spectacular new theme per month while providing updates to our existing themes with new color options, layouts and taking advantage of the constant new features from WordPress.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to search engine optimization. However, these are a few easy practices that I found to be effective, and you don’t have to be an SEO genius to start implementing them. Hopefully you find them to be helpful.
There are many new and exciting updates to the WordPress platform with the release of version 2.9. Some of our favorite new features include the image editing tools, batch plugin updates and trash can features. Watch the official WordPress video below to learn more. Visit wordpress.org for even more information regarding the release of 2.9. Organic Themes are optimized to take advantage of the new features of WordPress 2.9.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. We believe it’s the future of web publishing. WordPress makes content managed websites affordable and easy for the common public. With a basic knowledge of the web, anyone can now become the master of their own domain. Organic Themes uses WordPress as the framework for all of our themes. And with the new release of WordPress 2.9, it’s better than ever. Here are just a few of the things that WordPress can do for you: