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March 23, 2015 in Blog Design Inspiration


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March 20, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, WordPress 4.1.1, Fancy Terrorists, Doorway Pages, Chrome Autocomplete

WordPress 4.1.1 is released – This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs and will auto update. WordPress 4.2 Beta 2 is available for devs.

Jetpack 3.4 is now available and includes BruteProtect – Automatic acquired Parka LLS, makers of BruteProtect a security tool which is now integrated into the Jetpack plugin.

Fancybox plugin hacked, injecting sites with ISIS propaganda – The plugin is currently active on more than 100,000 sites, many are probably not running the latest version, and so if you haven’t taken the message seriously before; keeping your website up-to-date  (including plugins) will stop terrorists, kind-of.

Google update to stop Doorway Pages – Google will soon launch a ranking adjustment to better address these type of pages, websites with large and well-established doorway campaigns might see a broad impact from this change. Google is sending a clear message, don’t create doorway pages that are not unique and useful.

Chrome Fully supports Autocomplete – Now, Chrome fully supports the “autocomplete” attribute for form fields according to the current WHATWG HTML Standard. This allows web developers to label input element fields with common data types, such as ‘name’ or ‘street-address’. Google says Webmasters have increased the rate of form completions on their sites by marking up their forms for auto-completion.

 


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February 25, 2015 in Blog Design Inspiration


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February 4, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, Spartan, WordPress Dilemma, WordCamp Spain, SVG Animation

“We bow down before no man” - was the Spartans reply to the Persian King’s guards when ordered to fall down in homage. Microsofts new browser allows you to draw on the web page directly and comment anywhere, will these features take on the might of the Google Chrome.

“Worried we have become too much of an inward facing community and afraid to make a painful leap forward to make the next WordPress.” – Matt Mullenweg at PressNomics. WP Tavern ponders on WordPress sufferering the Innovator’s Dilemma.

WordCamp Spain 2015 – The WordCamp Europe organization announced that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento.

Weighing up SVG Animation – Sarah Drasner has a great post of CSS Tricks that explores the pro’s and cons of different SVG Animation techniques.


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January 28, 2015 in Web Design News, Wordpress News

Thank You WordPress Plugin Authors

Today, 28th January, is officially “Thank a Plugin Developer” day. To celebrate take a look at the plugins you use and love, visit the author’s site and drop them a note thanking them.

The average WordPress website has 5 plugins installed, the WordPress plugin directory has over 4000 plugins, these plugins take developers valuable time and craft and maintain. Many plugins are free and it’s to these plugin developers that WordPress has a truly amazing super-power; extendability.

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January 26, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News – WPS Matt, Thank A Developer, Spam in Forms, Nutella

120 Word Per Minute Matt – Matt Muellenweg on Kitchen Sink WP Podcast uncovers how WordPress started, it’e evolution and that he can type 120 word per minute.

Thank a plugin Developer day – January 28th is officially “Thank a Plugin Developer” day. To celebrate take a look at the plugins you use and love, visit the author’s site and drop them a note thanking them.

WordPress 4.1 recommends plugins – WordPress 4.1 Dinah release bring s anew feature that reccomends new plugins.

WordPress Theme vulnerability – The PageLines and Platform drag-and-drop themes for WordPress have recently been patched for a privilege vulnerability and a remote code execution issue. Best update if you use these themes.

Spam in forms turns out to be a Caching problem – WP Fastest Cache, one of my favourite plugins had issues on two of my websites, some spam bot filled in the contact forms with spam and then got cached, so a new user would see the spam in the form input. De-activate and re-activate to fix.

French court stops child from being named Nutella – The judge ordered that the child be called Ella instead. Our Midwife told us they once had some Portugese parents who intended to call their little baby girl Clamidia.