Typically WordPress maintenance releases include bug fixes and security patches only — not new features. But, WordPress 4.9.6 is not your typical maintenance release. In this briefing, I explain why this maintenance release includes new features and why it wasn’t numbered 5.0. I also take you on a quick tour of the new GDPR features […]
These days you can never be too secure online. It seems like some major website is getting hacked almost every week. What hope is there for the small website owner? The first step to securing your website is preventing the wrong people from logging in. While a strong password is a good start, that’s still […]
In my last update, I addressed the number one question I’ve heard about Gutenberg: Will Gutenberg break my website? If you haven’t seen that video, I encourage you to make some time to watch it. I demonstrate some of the problems that might occur with certain themes and plugins. I also show you a few […]
The response to my last video was overwhelming. Pretty much every email and comment expressed the same concern. It seems everyone is worried that Gutenberg will break their WordPress site. It’s a hard question to answer because: a) Gutenberg is still in beta, so it’s still evolving, and b) there are a mind-boggling number of […]
Something big is about to hit the WordPress world. It’s code-named Gutenberg. In this briefing, I explain what Gutenberg is and when you can expect it. I also take you on a tour of the latest beta and explain how a new generation of WordPress plugins will unlock the power of Gutenberg.
Goals are not a one-time thing…they’re an everyday thing. – Unknown We’re well into the first quarter of the new year, and you’re back to living your regular life. Now is a good time to reflect on the fact that your new year’s goals are a year-long commitment. Remember all those goals you had for […]
WordPress 4.9 has just been released. The new version includes upgrades to the theme customizer, a new media gallery widget, and an enhanced code editor. Watch the briefing for a demonstration of the latest features.
WordPress 4.8 has just been released with a small group of feature enhancements, and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. The biggest change is the addition of a number of new media widgets. It’s now easier than ever to add photos, audio, and video to your sidebar. Watch this […]
There are many reasons why you might want to install WordPress on your desktop or laptop computer. For example, you may want to use your local installation as a safe space where you can learn more about WordPress and experiment in private — sort of like training wheels for WordPress. Or you might want to […]
In this video tutorial, I show you how to setup the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin. Subscriptions are a great way to create recurring revenue for your business. Best of all, subscriptions work equally well with both digital and physical products. There are several ways to use the Subscriptions plugin. First, you can use it to add […]
Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps too many WordPress site owners from properly maintaining their websites: You log in to your WordPress dashboard and notice that an update is available for your theme. You know that updates are good and you want to keep your site secure, so you click the “upgrade” button and wait […]
Do you have the itch to turn your WordPress theme into something unique? If so, there’ one important step you must take before you get started. Make a child theme first. Doing so will ensure that your hard work doesn’t get overwritten by a future theme update. Be sure you need a child theme before […]