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WordPress 5.1 Beta 1

WordPress 5.1 Beta 1 is now available from wordpress.org. WordPress 5.1 is scheduled for release in late February 2019 – the 19th according to wordpress.org. Site Health Checker The new Site Health Check is a project within wordpress aimed at improving the stability and performance of the entire WordPress ecosystem. The first phase of this project will be included in WordPress 5.1. For the first time, WordPress will catch and pause the problem code, so you can log in to your Dashboard and see what the problem is. Additionally, in April 2019, WordPress will increase its minimum supported PHP version to 5.6. To help you check if you’re prepared for…

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WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

The frequency of maintenance releases from wordpress.org run high these days. Today WordPress version 5.0.3 was released. 5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. The list below goes through some of the most important fixes in this release of WordPress: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience. 2 block editor related internationalization (I18N) bugs have been fixed Users…

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WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release

5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs. The primary focus of this release was performance improvements in the block editor. The cumulated performance gains make it 330% faster for a post with 200 blocks. Here are a few of the additional highlights: 45 total Block Editor improvements are included (14 performance enhancements & 31 bug fixes). 17 Block Editor related bugs have been fixed across all of the bundled themes. Some internationalization (i18n) issues related to script loading have also been fixed. For a full list of changes, please consult the list of tickets on Trac or the changelog. You can download WordPress 5.0.2 from wordpress.org…

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WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

WordPress 5.0.1 was released this week, just a few days after the release of WordPress 5.0. The security release fixes seven security vulnerabilities, a few of which are quite serious. In today’s post we give you an overview of the vulnerabilities and what to do to keep your sites safe. Vulnerability Details Sensitive Data Exposure Team Yoast discovered that the user activation screen could be indexed by search engines in some uncommon configurations, leading to exposure of email addresses, and in some rare cases, default generated passwords. WordPress has addressed this by stripping the activation key used in the URL,…

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WordPress 5.0 Bebo is out

WordPress 5.0 Bebo is out! With the release of WordPress 5.0 featuring the new editor Gutenberg, the ‘new’ WordPress is a reality. In 2016 at WordCamp US in Philadelphia, USA, Matt Mullenweg said that a new post and page editor would be coming to WordPress. Mullenweg’s vision of a new editor was centered on a vision of a block-based editor where widgets, shortcodes, and other areas of WordPress are unified. Instead of a large blank canvas, content in Gutenberg is created by using individual blocks that are independent from the content as a whole. For example, you can edit the HTML of one block without…

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5 things to consider when choosing a WordPress theme

When launching a blog or website with WordPress it’s important that the overall user experience is as effective as possible. A large part of creating an effective digital experience is choosing the right WordPress theme. Many new site owners can get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of themes in the repository. Especially when each of them looks better than other. When choosing the most appropriate theme, consider these five simple things: Aim At SimplicityMany WordPress themes are crammed with lots of colors, complex layouts, flashy animation, widgets, and more, which can distract from your content. Look for a theme that…

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A release plan for WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg is coming!  Matt Mullenweg has announced a release plan for WordPress 5.0 with a tentative estimate for the RC to ship in November 2018 In A Plan for 5.0 on the Make WordPress Core blog Matt Mullenweg estimates that the RC of WordPress 5.0 will be ready in November 2018. With known knowns and known unknowns, I believe we will be at RC in about a month. However, I’ll be keeping a close eye on feedback during the beta process and adjust as needed and keep the community fully up-to-date with our best estimate, Mullenweg says. According to Gutenstats.blog…

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WordPress 15th anniversary

Still a youngster, but already doing a great job! May 27, 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release from wordpress.org. We can’t believe the way that WordPress has come since it’s initial start in 2003 – it’s really impressive. In this timespan WordPress has developed from a rather simple blogging tool (the best from the very start) to a almost fully fledged CMS with professional potential to a degree where many large organisations and companies around the world are choosing WordPress as their preferred platform. Since it’s start in 2003 WordPress today has developed into (well –…

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WordPress and Google in partnership

Two of the Internet’s most influental and powerful organizations – Google and WordPress.org – have joined forces in a new partnership. Two articles by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate in the Content Ecosystems Team at Google confirm this. In his article published on Alberto Medina’s personal blog on January 29, 2018 Medina shortly describes his (and Google’s) vision for a long-term partnership between Google and WordPress: The goal of our team is to help bring these two worlds together and work both with the WordPress community and core developers, and the web platform developers to enable amazing user experiences on the…

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WordPress 4.1 Dinah

WordPress 4.1 Dinah has been released After nearly four months of development WordPress 4.1 Dinah is now available for download. The WordPress 4.1 Dinah edition has been named in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington. The release has been Led by John Blackbourn. WordPress 4.1 Dinah contains several improvements such as a new default theme, an improved distraction free writing experience, and plugin recommendations. Twenty Fifteen New Default Theme in WordPress 4.1 Dinah Twenty Fifteen is a two-column theme with a focus on content. In sharp contrast to Twenty Fourteen, Twenty Fifteen is light in color with a left hand…

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WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade.

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Why WordPress?

WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by 33% of all websites.

WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade.

Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces development costs and deployment time.

Our team has many years of accumulated knowledge and resources to deploy high quality websites using WordPress.

Here are a few reasons why it’s our top choice for clients:

1. The most popular CMS in the world

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WordPress market share 2019. Ill.: 9bureau.dk

WordPress holds the largest CMS market share by far, and currently accounts for over a quarter of all websites.

As a result, many users are already familiar with the WordPress CMS, requiring less staff training when building a new site.

WordPress was by May 6. 2019 used by 60.6% of all the websites whose content management system we know.

That’s 33.9% of all websites!

2. Open Source with room for expansion

WordPress can be self-hosted, so there are no costs associated with downloading, installing, and upgrading. There are more than 50,000 WordPress plugins (often free), such as slideshows, contact forms, SEO optimization, etc.

3. Highly customizable for great flexibility

WordPress is popular because it meets the demands of many users with its flexible framework, which allows designers and developers to create and modify layouts and applications.

Coupled with user-generated extensions, websites are no longer limited by enterprise extensions.

Our team has experience extending WordPress functionality, as well as incorporating a wide range of plugins, to meet our clients’ unique demands.

4. Designed for anyone, not just developers

Before WordPress became a popular CMS for website development, it was developed for non-tech savvy bloggers.

So, most of the user-interface components are easy to use, and there are written and recorded manuals available for easily learning how to use WordPress functions.

Our team handles all the complexities of setting up and customizing your website; all you have to do is to update the content on pages, posts, widgets, etc.

5. Lower setup and maintenance costs

WordPress incurs fewer setup, customization, and maintenance costs in comparison to other Open Source CMS like Drupal and Joomla.

Additionally, it is relatively easier to find WordPress designers and developers if more customization or development is necessary in the future.

You don’t get locked down by a static website or proprietary CMS that is costly to tweak after initial development.

WordPress can be a quick win for improving your customer experience.

Contact us today to learn more.