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WordPress 4.9.8 is available, and includes a “Try Gutenberg” callout

WordPress 4.9.8 is available for download and is a maintenance release. Headlining this version is the “Try Gutenberg” callout. Note that not everyone will see the callout. Its visibility is determined based on certain criteria. WordPress 4.9.8 continues to improve the foundation set forth by the privacy improvements that went into core earlier this year. For example, the type of request that...
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WordPress now powers over 30% of websites worldwide

WordPress now accounts for 30.9 percent of websites, up 0.2 percent since May 1st, according to data from web technology survey company W3Techs. This represents a 5 percent increase in just under two and a half years, after WordPress hit the 25 percent mark in November of 2015, and climbed to 27% by 2016. By comparison, its nearest CMS rival, Joomla, has seen its usage jump from 2.8 percent to...
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WordPress user roles and limiting access to WordPress features

All of the recent headlines about GDPR and the importance of data security it's good to know that WordPress comes with five default user roles that help you control how individual users interact with every aspect of your website and the data it contains. Once you understand the capabilities of these five WordPress user roles, you can instantly assign or modify roles through the User screen on the...
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If you use the WordPress Contact Form DB plugin you need to manually upgrade

Without much of a fanfare, Contact Form DB has moved off of the WordPress.org plugin platform and over to code repository service GitHub.com. You can still used Contact Form DB but to you need to do a one-time manual upgrade to make your WordPress website see the new plugin and get its updates in GitHub instead of WordPress.org Download the latest release from Contact Form DB Releases on GitHub...
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WooCommerce 3.4 is now available with GDPR compliance features for your store

WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress is now available, after having been in development since January, and includes some essential tools relating to GDPR compliance and your website. While 3.4 is a “minor” release; meaning this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than 3.0. It's still recommend that your site is tested...
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Customiser updates, code checking and GDPR features in WordPress 4.9.6

WordPress 4.9.6 features a much improved Customiser workflow with design drafts, locking, scheduling, and preview links. What’s more, code syntax highlighting and error checking has arrived, and will make for a clean and smooth site building experience even easier. Finally, if all that wasn’t pretty great, WordPress has got a great new Gallery widget and improvements to theme browsing and...
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WooCommerce have finished GDPR changes, and they’re pretty major

Last month the team at WooCommerce blogged about their approach to GDPR in WooCommerce.The latest news from WordPress developers is that most of the new features relating to GDPR are ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and the WooCommerce team have finished their work on GDPR changes to WooCommerce core as well. We'll give you the highlights below... This post on the WooCommerce blog summarises...
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Very Simple Event List: Display events on WordPress websites with ease

Managing events in WordPress is easy. There are many sophisticated themes and plugins that lets you manage a few or hundreds of events on your website. If you are just looking for a simple way to display a list of events on your site, you may want to give Very Simple Event List a look. The plugin lets you display upcoming or past events. Once you have installed the plugin, you can add events...
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