Depending on your host, you may have gotten a rude surprise recently when you tried to update WordPress and got this message: You cannot update because WordPress 5.2 requires PHP version 5.6.20 or higher. You are running version 5.6.3. That’s right. Unless you’re running the (extremely old and unsupported) PHP 5.6.20 or greater, you won’t […]

Yesterday WordPress released version 4.1.1, primarily to address two serious vulnerabilities and a total of 52 fixes were included.  The cross-site scripting vulnerability first reported on Jan. 6 was fixed. If you haven’t updated, we’d recommend doing that today (WP Minder clients, you’re already taken care of).

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Craft beer fan, or brewing your own? Here’s a plugin for you: Beer Directory. This plugin allows you to enter details about beers, create categories and control how listings are displayed. There’s a new directory of commercial WordPress plugins in the works. While the plugin repository on wordpress.org […]

Restrict widgets in action

I’ve been using Conditional Widgets for more than a year to control where any given WordPress widget appears (by default, every widget shows up everywhere, which is often not what you want to happen). On a recent client project, though, Conditional Widgets wouldn’t work, because this particular project had a number of custom post types. […]