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June 8, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, Akismet, WP Super Cache, WPTouch

The popular Akismet WordPress plug-in reaches 3.1.2.  Akismet is a WordPress plug-in which checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.  This version is mainly a quick security fix, but also brings about some minor UI and performance updates.

WP Super Cache is a cool must-have WordPress plug-in for all WordPress Designers.  It’s the go-to plug-in for improving the speed and performance of your WordPress Blog.  With over 1 million downloads this plug-in is well maintained receiving regular updates, the latest version 1.4.4 fixes a couple of minors errors.  WP Super Cache is compatible up to the very latest WordPress 4.2.2.

WPTouch Mobile is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically adds a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors to your WordPress website. Recommended by Google, it will instantly enable a mobile-friendly version of your website that passes the Google Mobile test, and ensure your SEO rankings do not drop due to not having a mobile-friendly website.  In WPTouch Mobile 3.7.9.1 released on 4th June, 2015 there has been a significant update to the developer’s user guide.  Receiving regular updates and with over 400,000 downloads this WordPress plug-in continues to be popular with many WordPress Designers.


April 15, 2014 in WordPress Theme Design

WordPress Theme Design: Twenty Fourteen

WordPress has outdone itself with the release of the Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme. The design is unusual for a default WordPress theme as it is suited specifically for a magazine style layout.

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WordPress.org says: In 2014, our default theme lets you create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design. Feature your favorite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content’s layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to show off your authors. Creating a magazine website with WordPress has never been easier.

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WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 Available

WordPress blog reports that: 3.8 is now available, and the next dates to watch out for are code freeze on December 5th and a final release on December 12th. The headline things to test out in this release are:

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WordPress Botnet Attack

The BBC reported that WordPress has been attacked by a Botnet of tens of thousands of computers.

Botnet is short for Robot-Network; an attack from a Botnet means that a network of Internet connected programs working together to perform a task.

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WordPress Blog Release 3.5.1

WordPress 3.5.1 is now available. Version 3.5.1 is the first maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 37 bugs. It is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions. For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog, which include: Editor: Prevent certain HTML elements from being unexpectedly removed or modified in rare..

Release post here


WordPress Blog Release 3.2

WordPress blog released version 3.2 with a tightened look on the dashboard with better typography, a more linear design and generally speedier performance. Theres the usual security fixes and then more excitingly the new Twenty 11 theme in HTML5 flavour. Full post here.