Software Updates

  1. What WordPress 5.x Means for You

    As of December 6, there was a new major version release of WordPress – 5.0. This update offers a variety of new features designed to make WordPress even more user-friendly, as well as providing a complete revamping of the content editing experience. This update also makes large parts of the interface easier to use for developers and store owners as the sites can be customized even more.

    One of the elements of the update that has garnered a great deal of chatter in the web design community is the block-based editor known as Gutenberg. Here’s some things you need to know:

  2. “Try Gutenberg” WordPress Update – What You Need to Know

    As website developers and designers, we also endeavor to keep you aware of any changes in policies, upgrades, or website design requirements. One such change is the release of the Gutenberg plugin by WordPress.

    Gutenberg is being released on July 31, 2018 with a beta version being released as early as July 17. It is named for Johannes Gutenberg- the inventor of the printing press- and is part of WordPress’ plan to make the default editor in WP version 5.0. Gutenberg was created with a goal of making it easier to utilize short codes and HTML.

  3. WooCommerce 3.0 Major Update

    For those who use their websites to sell products, one of the most commonly used ecommerce tools is WooCommerce and it has recently undergone a major update.

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    WooCommerce improves speed with “Dashing Dolphin” upgrade

    WooCommerce released its latest upgrade, version 2.5 – dubbed the “Dashing Dolphin,” in January.

    Here’s how the WooThemes product release announcement describes the new features:

    This latest version focuses on getting the store itself to run quickly and is aptly named Dashing Dolphin.

    We made several changes under the hood that improve the speed of your store.

    First, we improved how WooCommerce knows who is on the site and what they have in the cart, known as a session handler. … We’re now storing less temporary data in the database, which speeds up every page load.

    Several pages in the backend were improved, such as the tax settings screen. For store owners that collect taxes in a lot of regions, this screen will both save and load much faster.

  5. WordPress SEO Plugin Critical Security Update

    The WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast is a very powerful and popular plugin for WordPress. It’s used on more than a million websites. Recently it was announced that there is a serious security vulnerability in the plugin. An update is already available, but you must update the plugin in your WordPress dashboard to correct the problem. Read more about it here.
  6. WordPress Update 3.9.2

    There have been some nasty hacks circulating the interwebs targeting WordPress recently. If you are running WordPress, we recommend that you update your site to 3.9.2 as soon as possible, as well as all your plugins. If you are currently subscribed to our WordPress update service, then we will handle that for you. Note, that is a different service than hosting. If you are not sure if you are getting updated by us, contact us to inquire about that.

    Here’s the full info from WordPress.

  7. WordPress Update – Version 3.7 “Basie”

    There’s been a major update for WordPress recently. Here is the press release from the WordPress team:

    Version 3.7 of WordPress, named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date.

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    WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

    Check out this information from the WordPress team regarding the recent 3.6.1 release:

    After nearly 7 million downloads of WordPress 3.6, we are pleased to announce the availability of version 3.6.1. This maintenance release fixes 13 bugs in version 3.6, which was a very smooth release.