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WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 New Features and Capabilities

WordPress 4.5 is being released very soon, and there are some interesting end-user and developer enhancements included. Get familiar with the changes and new features so you’re prepared and aware of what to look for in this latest released of WordPress. The information below comes from the WordPress.org field guide, edited for end-user summary review, meaning references to developer-focused specifics have been removed. JavaScript! and CSS! Multiple external libraries have been updated (with the two that could require attention being Backbone and Underscore). Term Edit Page!…

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Boost website performance, eliminate server load, using Cloudflare’s Page Rules

Boost website performance, eliminate server load, using Cloudflare’s Page Rules

Many website owners use the amazing and free Cloudflare CDN (content delivery network), which caches static files (images, javascript, CSS) in all 28 data centers around the world, while also providing a layer of security and traffic scanning/blocking. The result is faster load times for your web site, and lessened possibility of a hacked or attacked website. Most website owners also enable server-side caching, with WordPress sites usually using W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, Hyper Cache, or other popular plugins. These plugins lessen the server load…

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Benefits and warnings with using the new Universal Analytics in Google Analytics by Yoast v5.0

Benefits and warnings with using the new Universal Analytics in Google Analytics by Yoast v5.0

Google Analytics by Yoast v5 was a major rewrite, and had some issues that affected all sites, but was quickly patched throughout the day, ending with v5.0.5 being automatically pushed out to all sites that haven’t turned off automatic minor updates. Let’s review the updates in Google Analytics now that we’ve had a few days to play with it on a number of live sites that we manage for customers. Google Analytics by Yoast v5 Enhancements For Google Analytics by Yoast, the v5 update includes these new…

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Subtle enhancements to WordPress v4.0 they didn’t talk about

Subtle enhancements to WordPress v4.0 they didn’t talk about

While WordPress v4.0 is just another update number after 3.9 and before 4.1, it has some new things that make it more polished than ever, with quite a few subtle enhancements they didn’t mention in their release post. It was named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. Let’s review everything below. WordPress 4.0 major improvements Here’s the major changes in WordPress 4.0: The Media Library was updated to display your uploaded files in a nice grid, with a new details preview making viewing…

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Announcing the WordPress Featured Images in RSS plugin

I’m excited to announce the new WordPress Featured Images In RSS plugin. It adds a site’s blog post featured images to the RSS feed of the site, with options for image size and positioning. I’ve seen lots of blog posts cover how to add this functionality to a theme by editing the theme’s functions file and manually adding the code (including one I wrote for Fandom Marketing), but 99% of the folks I talk to don’t understand how to do that. So, this plugin was born….

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WordPress 3.4 Is Available

Yes, we’ve already updated our site! 😉 The release of WordPress v3.4, dubbed “Green”, includes a few fun new features, and more importantly, some great performance improvements. View the short highlight video from WordPress.org, and read through the list of features and improvements shown after the upgrade, below. Live Theme Previews Try on New Themes Gone are the days of rushing to update your header, background, and the like as soon as you activate a new theme. You can now customize these options before activating a new…

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