WordPress 5.1 Beta released with new white screen of death protection

January 11, 2019 saw the release of the new beta version of WordPress 5.1 and here’s some of the features developers may want to test out: The Cron system can now be more easily replaced with a custom cron handler. When starting cron under PHP-FPM, the connection will return a response immediately, even for long…

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WordPress 5.0.1 and 4.9.9 released

Exactly one week after WordPress dropped their major release version 5.0 security patches have been released in the form of 5.0.1 and 4.9.9. Several security issues have been addressed in the 5.0.1 update which has been backported to version 4.9.9 for those who have yet upgraded to WordPress 5.0. Among these security fixes, as outlined…

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WordPress 5.0 is coming. Here’s how we are going to handle it.

WordPress announced the release of version 5.0 will arrive on December 6th. No one but the WordPress folks are happy about this because it is being rushed to market so it can be launched ahead of their WordCamp US get-together. While WordPress 5.0 does bring some security fixes it also brings along the Gutenberg editor,…

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Everything you need to know about Gutenberg

We find that folks fall into one of two camps when it comes to WordPress and what is going on with Gutenberg: Camp #1: No idea what is going on. Camp #2: They know about it and are afraid of it. What is Gutenberg? No, it is not named after Steve, arguably one of the…

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SSLs Explained!

With Apple’s Safari and now Google Chrome actively warning users if a site is not encrypted now is a good time learn about SSLs. Fortunately the folks at ManageWP have put together this great article which goes into detail about the differences between SSLs. The article covers the differences between free and paid certificates and…

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WordPress 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is here (and just in time for GDPR)

With the quickly approaching compliance date for the new GDPR regulations, as well as a spate of recent bugs in beta 1, the latest WordPress release, 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is right on time and available for download now. The release addresses 30 bug fixes, many related to the new privacy tools being implemented to…

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GDPR and You (and Us)

As this business week comes to a close, much has been written about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a new regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. While the law originates in the EU, it also addresses the export of personal data…

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GDPR: 5 Fast Facts at 5

It’s nearly 5 o’clock ET, so to wrap up the day we’ll leave you with 5 basic things you should know about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): 1. It’s about access rights to personal information. It gives EU citizens more control over the data companies, collect, store, and use. 2. There are strict rules. It…

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DOCMan to WP Download Manager with Excel VLOOKUP

If you are also in the position of moving from Joomla!’s DOCman to WP Download Manager you may find yourself needing to reassign categories for your entries. DOCman’s categories exist within DOCman whereas WP Download Manager’s categories exist with other categories within the site. Fortunately, Excel presents a quick and easy way to do this.…

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Pop goes the pop-up ad?

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Ah, the pop-up ad – insidious marketing tool for some, vilified browser gremlin to the other 95% of internet users. Pop-up ads have long been a part of any internet browsing experience, but are they (finally) on their way out? Learn more about the cheeky accidental origin of the pop-up as well as how changes…

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