Are you ready for WordPress 6.0?

The next major WordPress release is almost here, and should go out next Tuesday, the 24th of May. When WordPress 6.0 goes out, you should get a prompt in your site’s admin area about it. Depending on your site notification settings, you will probably also get an automatic email from your site. We're here to help with your WordPress updates - through our website support packages or as a one-off...
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Battle of the CMS’s : Is WordPress better than Wix?

Are you trying to decide between Wix and WordPress for your website? Though WordPress is the most popular website builder out there, it's not the only one. In this article, we'll compare Wix and WordPress and explain the pros and cons of each. It's our hope that after reading this Wix review and comparison, you'll be able to decide whether Wix is right for you. In this article, we compare Wix vs...
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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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WordPress in 2022: Top reasons to use it

We often hear this question from users: Why should I use WordPress? My site is already great, why should I switch? Compared with another platform, why should I switch to WordPress? We can help you answer these questions if you're asking them. Let's discuss the most compelling reasons why you should use WordPress in this article. Additionally, we will discuss all the different types of websites...
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The WordPress market share surpasses 43%

A live studio audience in New York City heard Matt Mullenweg deliver his annual State of the Word address last week. Thousands of WordPress enthusiasts watched the livestream on YouTube. Meetups were held around the world - in places like Detroit, Singapore, Pakistan, and Medellin, among others. Mullenweg started by reviewing the growth of WordPress during the past year, beginning with the...
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2021’s Most Popular Christmas Plugins

You can engage customers and get them in the mood to buy by making your WordPress website look seasonal. It is difficult for owners to achieve this without having to undergo a major website overhaul, such as a theme change, that will need to be reversed come January. Use a plugin - or even a few of them - for the quick and easy solution, as with so many WordPress-related needs. We've picked out...
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WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 is now available for testing!

WordPress 5.9 is software is under development. You don’t want to run this version on a production site. Instead, it is recommended that you run this on a test site. This will allow you to test out the new version. We will be testing WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 on customer websites where a support agreement with 3 or more hours is in place (testing takes approx 1 hour on an average website). The...
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WordPress 5.8.2 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes in addition to 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.2 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.2 is a small focus security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9. You can download WordPress 5.8.2 by...
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New WordPress 5.8.1 Security Release – update immediately!

WordPress has announced version 5.8.1 as a new security and maintenance release. It is important to ensure that you update WordPress so that security issues are fixed. What security issues are there? The three security vulnerabilities that are fixed are: A data exposure vulnerability within the REST API. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Gutenburg blog editor. Multiple critical to...
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WP User Avatar repurposed by it’s developers into ProfilePress, now a membership plugin

Firstly, it's unusual for us to post what is essentially a negative opinion piece about a WordPress plugin. We love WordPress. We love the plugin ecosystem, and are huge fans of Open Source software. Having said that, the rebranding and repurposing of the "Does what it says on the tin" WP User Avatar plugin into a fully-fledged, but "lite" version of the developers ProfilePress plugin in this way...
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