WordPress 5.6, “Simone,” named after jazz singer Nina Simone, is now available. If you haven’t updated yet, you should go ahead and do that. (Of course, you need to follow safe updating procedures!) Here’s what’s new in version 5.6. 1. Auto Updates The first change you should be aware of is the new auto-updates feature. […]
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WordPress has just updated to version 5.5. It includes lots of minor changes, and several important ones that are worth noting. In keeping with their history of naming updates after jazz musicians, WordPress version 5.5 is known as “Eckstine,” after jazz singer Billy Eckstine. (Don’t know who he is? I didn’t either, but he’s a
WordPress 4.9.8 includes the Gutenberg editor. Since Gutenberg will be part of WordPress in version 5.0, you need to get used to it. Here’s how to start.
WordPress 4.9 (named “Tipton” after jazz musician/band leader Billy Tipton) is rolling out, and it includes some exciting new improvements. WordPress 4.9 Customizer Improvements The improvement I’m most looking forward to is the ability to save draft changes in the Customizer. What does this mean? According to WordPress: “Just like you can draft and revise posts
WordPress recently released the version 4.8.1 maintenance update. As is usual for these small, incremental updates, there’s a lot of little stuff going on behind the scenes. This time, there are a couple of important changes to widgets that you should be aware of. Our Friend the Text Widget The text widget previously has been
Call it a portable career, a laptop lifestyle, or the digital nomad life, I’m glad I have the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection. I have five adult children, and they’re scattered all over the US, from Seattle to LA to Boston and various points in between. About a week ago, one
WordPress 4.7 is available, and it offers features to gladden the hearts of both developers and users. Named after jazz singer Sarah Vaughn, the new features aim to make building your WordPress site smoother and more intuitive. They’ve coupled the release with the new free theme, TwentySeventeen (shown above), which offers an elegant, parallax-scrolling
By this time I’m sure everyone in the world has heard about the The Panama Papers. Now, evidence has come to light that a set of WordPress security problems likely enabled the leak. Here’s what we know. In late 2013, the popular WordPress plugin Slider Revolution was found to have two serious security vulnerabilities. The
WordPress 4.5 is scheduled for release on April 12. As is true of most development projects, WordPress releases “major” changes using a new whole number. (The next major update will be WordPress 5.0.) They designate planned, incremental changes with the first number following the decimal point, in this case 4.5. Bug fixes and security updates
WordPress 4.3 has just walked on stage. Named after the great jazz/blues singer Billie Holiday, WordPress 4.3 has some great new features, and one big gotcha!. First, the bad news. If your site uses old plugins, Billie might cause problems. Do not upgrade to WordPress 4.3 until you’ve checked this out. Here’s the deal: If