Blog updated to WordPress 2.5

Attention all admins (i.e. Staff Members and Contributing Editors), the blog has just updated to WordPress 2.5, so if the Publisher Dashboard looks different, that is why. Already I may have noticed a couple of things I don’t like, but I upgraded to 2.5 because everything I read about it indicated to me that the benefits would definitely outweigh any downsides. Already I do like the ‘Write | Manage | Design…’ aspects, and ability to upload multimedia, files, etc. So please share any feedback you may have regarding this new format, and let’s hope it will only help us continue to improve all our publishing efforts here at Jpopexpress.com!

MORE HERE ON THE NEW WORDPRESS UPDATE:
http://wordpress.org/development/2008/03/wordpress-25-brecker/

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About Mr. Z

Hajimemashite and welcome to our site, from yours truly Webmaster Mr. Z! A bit about me: I am a Web & Graphic Designer from the USA, and have been into "cool Japanese stuff" for quite a while now. (Actually, the first exposure I can remember to Japanese animation was watching 'Speed Racer' as a kid in the 70s and also remember a friend of mine introducing me to the 'Project A-Ko' and 'Starblazer - Yamato' animes around mid to late 90s!) Yes, maybe I'm pretty old for a lot of you guys & gals - BUT I recently found out that I share the same birth-year as HYDE! So that is kind of cool :p. Other than that, I am also into other kinds of music (British pop/rock, dance/trance, jazz, fusion, world music, etc - anything good & cool!), art & design in general, vegetarianism, fitness, photography, and guitar! I first got into jpop music in the very late 90s/2000 by discovering acts like MAX, Ami Suzuki, Noriko Suzuki (anyone heard of her?), and others. I liked the upbeat, high-energy sound (oh and of course the girls were very cute too ^_^ ), but on perhaps a "higher note," I was particularly struck by the voice of anime seiyuu Maaya Sakamoto (In case you don't know her, she has done a lot of work with the composer Yoko Kanno, and her voice is featured on anime such as Escaflowne, Secret of Lodoss War, Wolf's Rain and others). I was so impressed by Maaya's music, that that was one of the reasons I started this site back in 2001. (I'll try to add my 'Favorites List' soon!). Of course I am also an "otaku," having great respect for the spirit, originality, and fun (and especially for a lot of the fantastic artwork & design!) of a lot of the makers of Japanese anime and manga. Games, yeah I'm kind of a game-geek too, but actually I don't get too much into the RPG like a lot of people do, I tend to prefer (for video games) the Action and Sports games. Welcome to Jpopexpress.com, please enjoy your stay, and let us know what you think! Youkoso! ^_^ ....

3 Comments

  • Pebbles
    March 30, 2008 | Permalink |

    Thats to bad. I haven’t gotten the chance to try it out it yet but i’m glad you noticed any problems with it. And i agree, let’s remain optimistic! I’m sure everything will get worked out. =)

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  • March 30, 2008 | Permalink |

    Pebbles, actually I am upset to report that I have been experiencing some issues with this version of WordPress already (such as the ability to ‘Insert a Link’ in the WYSIWIG editor, plus a couple of other issues), but I am consulting with WordPress support to try and get these resolved. Let’s stay tuned and remain optimistic I guess! (WP 2.5 DOES still look pretty promising in a lot of ways ;) )

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  • Pebbles
    March 30, 2008 | Permalink |

    I remember reading about the new version of WP a few days ago. I checked out some screen shots as well.

    I like the multimedia stuff to. I’ll be checking out the link you provided to see what else is new. =)

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