WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

How are you faring with WordPress 5.0? Have you updated yet, or are you still holding off? Either way, you should pay attention to a new security release. WordPress 5.0.1 is out to fix a number of security issues. However, these issues also affect older versions of WordPress, so the core team has created a separate WordPress 4.9.9 release so that people who haven't updated to 5.0 yet can still...
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Upgraded to WordPress 5.0 but prefer the Classic Editor? No problem!

Upgraded to WordPress 5.0 but prefer to stick with the familiar Classic Editor? No problem! Support for the Classic Editor plugin will remain in WordPress through 2022.The Classic Editor plugin restores the previous WordPress editor and the Edit Post screen. It lets you keep using plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor. To install, visit your...
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4 Steps to Take Before Updating to WordPress 5.0

The major change in WordPress 5.0 is the introduction of the Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg is a drag-and-drop interface that dramatically changes how posts and pages are built. You can choose to disable the Gutenberg editor and install the Classic editor plugin, if you want to maintain the same editing experience you’re used to. However, it’s still important to know how the Gutenberg editor...
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WordPress 5.0, named “Bebo”, was officially released on December 6

In the biggest news in a long time, WordPress 5.0, named "Bebo", was officially released on December 6. As such, the new Gutenberg block editor is officially part of the WordPress core. Be careful about updating and if possible test your site for compatibility before upgrading your live/production website, also consider using the official Classic Editor plugin if you're not ready to move to the...
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WordPress 5.0 will probably be released Thursday, December 6th 2018

WordPress 5.0 will most probably be released this Thursday, December 6 2018. This comes as a surprise to a lot of people, including us. WordPress 5.0 includes the Gutenberg editor, giving users a brand new editing experience. While we initially see this as an improvement, we doubt if everyone is ready for it at this point. WordPress 5.0 is a huge release as it sees the introduction of a new...
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How to install a WordPress plugin – step-by-step guide with pictures

We often get asked how to install a WordPress plugin - here's a 3 step guide that gets straight to the point. This will apply to most plugins - although if you're installing a plugin that needs additional settings or configuration you're best best is to follow the installation instructions from the plugin developer. Anyway, lets get to the guide... Step 1 Log in to your WordPress account and go...
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WordPress 5.0 Pushed Back Further … again

A little while ago, the WordPress core development team pushed the expected WordPress 5.0 release date from November 19 to November 27. Well, as the fact that there's still no WordPress 5.0 indicates, that release date has been pushed back again - to when we don't yet know. In their release post for the WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 1, the team only said that "A final release date will be...
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If your website relies on PHP 5, it’s time to get ready for PHP 7

PHP, the Open Source scripting language, is used by nearly 80 percent of the world's websites. According to W3Techs, around 61 percent of all websites on the internet still use PHP 5, a version of PHP that was first released fourteen years ago. Now is the time to give PHP 5 some attention. In less than two months, on December 31st, security support for PHP 5 will officially cease. (Note: Some...
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Before updating to WordPress 5.0, make sure you’re running WooCommerce 3.5.1+

When WordPress 5.0 is released this month – currently planned for November 19 – your site needs to be running WooCommerce 3.5.1+ to avoid breaking changes. This is even more important if you have auto-updates toggled on. Since the last minor release of WooCommerce in May, the WooCommerce team have been working on a variety of improvements: Performance improvements REST API v3 Improved wording...
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WordPress 5.0 due for release on Nov 19th (what to do to prepare)

WordPress 5.0 is still software in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site, but it's advisable to test your site with the new version to make sure there are no issues and to allow time to fix anything that does go wrong. Please contact us if you need your website tested with WordPress 5 and we'll be happy to take a look and provide an estimate for testing....
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