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 … [Read more...] about 7 Big Changes that Make WordPress 4.9 Better
It's always an exciting day around here when StudioPress releases a new WordPress theme. Some people like to draw, or paint, or craft -- I like to play with WordPress themes, what can I say. . . Their latest, the Authority Pro theme, includes … [Read more...] about Why You Should Look at the New Authority Pro Theme
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 … [Read more...] about WordPress 4.8.1 Is Here with New and Improved Widgets
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Career More Portable with WordPress
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 … [Read more...] about No More Panama Papers: How to Improve WordPress Security with Regular Updates
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 … [Read more...] about WordPress 4.5 is About to Launch: Here are the Highlights
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 … [Read more...] about Introducing WordPress 4.3 — Let’s have a Round of Applause for Billie!
WordPress loves to name its new releases after great jazz musicians, and this one honors pianist Bud Powell. It adds new features to make it easier to add content, and supports more characters. That makes foreign languages look better on the … [Read more...] about WordPress 4.2, “Powell” is Here
Some of you may have noticed that I'm not adding new WordPress tips, hints and information to the site as often as I used to. There's a reason for that. . . and I'm happy to be able to tell you a little bit about it. (And yes, it is WordPress … [Read more...] about Can I Ask YOU some Questions?
The new WordPress upgrade 4.0 has arrived, and believe it or not, it's stirred up some controversy. It's a very geeky controversy, I'll admit. Some within the WordPress community think the "4.0" designation is wrong. Usually, when a software … [Read more...] about Swing into Smoother Sitebuilding with Benny: What’s new with WordPress 4.0