WooCommerce 9.1: Accessibility enhancements, product lookup optimisations, checkout styling, and more

WooCommerce has announced the release of version 9.1, packed with exciting features and enhancements. This update aims to streamline the shopping experience and improve store management, bringing several significant improvements and new functionalities. Enhanced Product Lookup Tables One of the standout features in WooCommerce 9.1 is the optimisation of product lookup tables. This feature,...
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Understanding the Trend of Rising in Hosting Prices: Our Responsible Approach for Small Businesses

In recent weeks, many website hosting companies, including well-known names like Bluehost, have been compelled to increase their prices. This shift can largely be attributed to the escalating costs of energy and hardware. As global energy prices soar and the demand for more advanced hardware intensifies, hosting providers are left with little choice but to pass some of these costs onto their...
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Astra Theme Vulnerability Puts 1 Million+ WordPress Sites at Risk

A Wake-Up Call for Website Owners Worldwide In a recent revelation that's sent shockwaves through the WordPress community, a significant security vulnerability has been discovered in the Astra theme, affecting over a million websites. This flaw not only exposes sites to potential attacks but also underscores the inherent risks associated with using popular pre-made themes. Understanding the...
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WordPress 6.1: Everything You Need to Know About the New Release

WordPress 6.1 drops on November 1, 2022, and with it comes a bevvy of new features and benefits for WordPress users and our Website Support and WordPress Support customers. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most exciting changes that are coming in WordPress 6.1! Automatic Conversion to WebP Format The WebP format is a modern image format that offers better and lossless image...
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First major update to WordPress of 2022: WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 was released earlier this week, and it is the first major release of 2022. WordPress 5.9 comes with Block Themes, which is a new way of building websites and customizing WordPress themes. This will, in some cases, mean that your website theme - if you have a bespoke theme or use a tool such as Elementor - will need to be tested to ensure compatibility. Choose Language During Login...
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Update now and step into WordPress 5.7

With the release of this new version, WordPress brings you fresh colours for administration and content management pages. The editor helps you work in a few places you couldn’t before – at least, not without getting into code or hiring a pro (yes, we love empowering our clients to manage their own websites!). The controls you use most, like changing font sizes, are in more places – right...
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Will your WordPress site continue to work after 9th March jQuery update?

WordPress core is making the jump from jQuery 1.12.4 to jQuery 3.5.1! This is a huge offer for great deals of factors– like modern-day functions, much better DX, and security enhancements among others. Now, the strategy is to launch the upgrade in WordPress 5.7, which is due to launch on March 9, leaving very little time to get sites ready, especially if automatic updates are installed or if...
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WordPress now powers over 40% of the world’s websites

The world's most popular CMS continues to grow and new data from W3Techs has revealed that 40 percent of the web or two out of every five websites now use WordPress. While there are plenty of WordPress alternatives including Shopify and Squarespace, WordPress is still in a league of its own. This is because, in addition to the sites powered by WordPress, an ecosystem has been built up around...
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Introducing WordPress 5.6: Sharing your stories has never been easier

WordPress 5.6 brings you countless ways to set your ideas free and bring them to life. With a brand new default theme to use as your canvas if you don't want to have a bespoke theme developed by our Swindon web designers, it supports an ever-growing collection of blocks as your brushes. Paint with words, pictures, or sound. Or rich embedded media. Greater layout flexibility Bring your stories to...
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Unpacking the WordPress update fiasco (and why you need someone to keep an eye on your WordPress updates)

Everything doesn't always go to plan, and that was the case for a series of WordPress Update mishaps recently. On Thursday, October 29th the WordPress core team released WordPress version 5.5.2. This was a minor release containing bug fixes and security enhancements to the core WordPress content management system powering over one-third of the internet. In the WordPress 5.5.2 release, the...
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