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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.

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    WordPress 3.5.2 Update

    WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugsThis is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

  3. MailChimp Huge Update Feb 18

    If you use Mailchimp for managing your email lists, then you may want to check out this notice from them. More than likely this will not affect you but it’s still a good idea to make sure any integrations your website or social media has tied into MailChimp still works after February 18th.


    Here’s their notice:

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    WordPress 3.5 Update

    The folks at WordPress released the 3.5 update and we recommend upgrading. It provides several aesthetic updates, support for Retina displays and  reworks the image management area to make it more user friendly. For a full writeup on the update, click here.

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    WordPress 3.4 “Green”

    WordPress 3.4 has been released! We recommend that everyone running WordPress to upgrade as it will ensure a more secure and faster running site, plus some other neat additions. According to The WordPress website, “This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds (see example of one below), and image captions.” Click here for more details!

  6. WordPress 3.3.2 Update Now Available

    The latest release, 3.3.2, of WordPress is now available. We recommend that everyone upgrade their installs of WordPress and and plugins you are running to ensure you are running the most secure and reliable system for your website. Here are the details of the release.

  7. Tim Thumb…No Not a Fairy Tale

    If you run a WordPress website, especially if you use a pre-built template, there is a good chance that your theme uses the timthumb.php script for resizing images. That script was found to be exploitable several months ago, and there has been updates released to patch your file, but many don’t know how to do it or even that they need to.

    Enter the Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner. This is a free plugin for WordPress that will scan your site to see if you are using an outdated version of the timthumb.php file and if so, fix it for you.

    If you host with Page Progressive, then we’ve scanned our server and patched any old timthumb.php files but if you are hosting elsewhere, it’s possible your host has not scanned for it and you may need to check to make sure you are not vulnerable to this exploit. It could lead to your site getting hacked and allow malware to be distributed though it, and that will ruin just about anyone’s day.