Month: February 2021

The DNS Zone For Beginners

For all intents and purposes, DNS can be considered almost like the internet’s phonebook. At least that’s how it’s most often metaphorically explained. However, your domain’s DNS zone is slightly less like an old yellow pages and much more like...

/ 25 February 2021

Did You Know About Reusable Blocks?

Created by Joen Asmussen, @joen The WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg) comes with a feature called “reusable blocks.” They are blocks, saved for later, edited in one place. Have you ever wanted to: Re-use the same snippet of text across...

/ 24 February 2021
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: February 2021, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of February. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on...

/ 24 February 2021
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WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.7 is now available! ? Please join us in celebrating this very important milestone in the community’s progress towards the final release! “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but...

/ 23 February 2021
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Customer Service Strategy: 10 Best Practices for Happy Customers

Your customers keep you in business, so you need to have happy (read: loyal) customers if you expect them to come back. It’s far less expensive to maintain relationships with past customers than to develop new relationships. Your energy is...

/ 23 February 2021
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WordPress 5.6.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.2 is now available! This maintenance release includes 5 bug fixes. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6.1, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.2 directly, or visit the Dashboard ? Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background...

/ 22 February 2021
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Reflecting on Gutenberg’s 100th Release

1.0 to 10.0 Gutenberg 10.0 released this week, February 17, 2021, marking the 100th release of the Gutenberg plugin; the 100th release of a journey that started more than four years ago when Matt announced the project at WordCamp US...

/ 19 February 2021
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Expanding Mozilla’s Boards

I’m delighted to share that the Mozilla Foundation and Corporation Boards are each welcoming a new member. Wambui Kinya is Vice President of Partner Engineering at Andela, a Lagos-based global talent network that connects companies with vetted, remote engineers from...

/ 18 February 2021
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WordPress PHP/Development: The Ultimate Guide

Despite what it may seem like WordPress doesn’t run on fairy dust, no — instead your WordPress website is powered by a server-side programming language called PHP and MySQL databases. In this guide I’ll be showing you what PHP in...

/ 18 February 2021
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WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 is now available for testing! ? This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test...

/ 16 February 2021
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WordPress Post Types: The Complete Guide

If you’re the type of WordPress developer that cares a lot about design and organization, it’s time to fully understand WordPress post types. As you well know, not all WordPress sites are simple blogs. Often, developers require more than the...

/ 16 February 2021