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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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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: 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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Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!

On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage…

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