WordPress 5.0.1 and 4.9.9 released

Exactly one week after WordPress dropped their major release version 5.0 security patches have been released in the form of 5.0.1 and 4.9.9. Several security issues have been addressed in the 5.0.1 update which has been backported to version 4.9.9 for those who have yet upgraded to WordPress 5.0. Among these security fixes, as outlined […]

WordPress 5.0 is coming. Here’s how we are going to handle it.

WordPress announced the release of version 5.0 will arrive on December 6th. No one but the WordPress folks are happy about this because it is being rushed to market so it can be launched ahead of their WordCamp US get-together. While WordPress 5.0 does bring some security fixes it also brings along the Gutenberg editor, […]

WordPress 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is here (and just in time for GDPR)

With the quickly approaching compliance date for the new GDPR regulations, as well as a spate of recent bugs in beta 1, the latest WordPress release, 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is right on time and available for download now. The release addresses 30 bug fixes, many related to the new privacy tools being implemented to […]

Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!

On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage […]

27 reasons to choose WordPress over SquareSpace (spoiler: they can legally steal your content)

The fine folks at WPMU have put together an exhaustive list comprising 27 Reasons Why WordPress Crushes SquareSpace Every Time. Now, we may be a little biased because we develop for WordPress, and list is geared toward developers, but site owners and content publishers should read this as well. We are not afraid to admit this: if SquareSpace fits […]

SononaCare, PHP7, CentOS 7, Free SSLs, Piwik and more!

Today we dropped quite a few announcements for our customers. In this blog post we will break down each point individually and go a bit more in-depth on the topics covered. SononaCare We previously performed maintenance and updates to client sites as a courtesy to our customers. The update process, however, has become complex requiring constant attention […]

wplift asks: How many plugins is too many? The answer may surprise you!

We could not have written a better clickbait-y headline. There is a common myth that having a lot of plugins on your site can slow it down. wplift looks at this myth and explains why this is not always true. The article is very thorough, covering several concerns about plugins: Plugin impact – does the plugin change one little […]

BIG WordPress Vulnerability Patched in 4.7.2

The release of WordPress 4.7.2 fixed 3 issues which were made known a fourth critical issue with the WordPress REST API which could result in an unauthorized privilege escalation (in normal-people terms: “somebody could post to your site who did not have permission to do so”). The guys at WP Tavern have an in-depth article on the vulnerability. As […]

Remove New Relic JavaScript from WordPress AMP Pages

Having problems with New Relic scripts invalidating your WordPress AMP pages? Add this to your functions.php file: /** Disable New Relic Scripts in AMP Pages */ function disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages() { if ( function_exists( ‘is_amp_endpoint’ ) && is_amp_endpoint() ) { if (extension_loaded(‘newrelic’)) { newrelic_disable_autorum( true ); } } } add_action(‘init’, ‘disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages’); We put this into a plugin […]

Comments: WordPress vs. Jetpack vs. Disqus

We are often asked which system is the best to use to handle comments on a blog or site and the answer is always, “it depends on your needs.” Ben Pines over at Pojo recently published a very thorough article comparing the native WordPress comments with Jetpack with Disqus, easily the three top commenting systems for […]