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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…

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New WordPress version 5.5 Beta 1

A new WordPress version 5.5 Beta 1 has just been released from wordpress.org. The team behind WordPress continue to develop WordPress and Block Editor (Gutenberg). The new WordPress version 5.5 beta 1 is a test version and should not be used on any production site. WordPress recommends downloading and testing the new beta version on…

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WordPress 5.2.4 security update

This morning wordpress.org released a WordPress 5.2.4 security update. WordPress 5.2.4 is a short-cycle security update that fixes 6 security issues found in earlier versions of WordPress. According to the update article on wordpress.org WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs. The security update fixes all the affected versions of WordPress. Updated versions of…

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WordPress 5.2 Jaco

Today wordpress.org releases the new WordPress 5.2 Jaco This version is named ‘Jaco’ after the jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. Under the headline ‘keeping sites safer‘ and a blog post illustration of a woman doing car maintenance, WordPress 5.2 Jaco focuses on site safety and site health. The new features in this version make it easy to…

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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…

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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…