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Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

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Mike Demopoulos
WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 – WordPress News WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 is available for download and testing. It is currently under development and should not be installed on production or critical websites. It is scheduled for release on…
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Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

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Mike Demopoulos
WordPress 6.3 to Introduce a Development Mode WordPress 6.3 will introduce a new development mode. This mode can be initiated by declaring the WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE constant. It is not recommended for production sites. Possible values for WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE include core, plugin, theme,…

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 7

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Mike Demopoulos
WordPress Dropping support for PHP 5 WordPress has announced that they will discontinue support for PHP 5 in the upcoming WordPress version 6.3, set to release on August 8, 2023. This decision implies that the new minimum supported PHP version…

Tech Roundup Week Ending June 30

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Mike Demopoulos
iThemes: Why WordPress Malware Scanners Are Worthless In a thought-provoking article recently published on iThemes, the effectiveness of WordPress malware scanners is critically examined. The article suggests these tools may not be as reliable as users hope, often failing to…

Critical Decision-Making for WordPress Accessibility

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Cory Miller
Part of good web design is informed decision-making for WordPress accessibility. Focusing on accessibility will enhance your website’s user experience, improve your site’s search engine optimization, and keep your company from facing costly lawsuits. But before you make accessibility a…

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

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Mike Demopoulos
WooCommerce 7.7 If you're running an online store using WooCommerce, you'll be excited to hear about the recent 7.7 release! This latest update focuses on improving performance, security, and user experience. Among the key features in version 7.7 is the…

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

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Mike Demopoulos
New Community Theme Launched WordPress Themes Team released a new block theme, Stacks, designed to build slide decks. Stacks was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with help from Ben Dwyer. After customizing the theme, users can create slides on…

Tech Roundup Week Ending April 28

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Mike Demopoulos
Accessible Target Sizes Cheatsheet Vitaly provides practical guidelines for preventing rage taps, and rage clicks on mobile devices, including recommended target sizes for icons, links, and buttons. It also offers helpful conversion tables for translating point units to CSS pixels…

Tech Roundup Week Ending April 14

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Michelle Frechette
Free vs. Paid SSL • SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are internet protocols that use encryption to secure websites. • SSL certificates can be legally required for specific websites and may help boost a business's reputation,…

Tech Roundup Week Ending April 7

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Mike Demopoulos
Add AI autocomplete to your website. EnhanceAI AI Autocomplete for Websites is a revolutionary tool allowing developers to quickly and conveniently create interactive and engaging websites. Its sophisticated Artificial Intelligence technology will enable users to fill out forms quickly, generate…

Tech Roundup Week Ending March 31

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Mike Demopoulos
WordPress 6.2 "Dolphy" The latest version of WordPress, 6.2 "Dolphy," has now been released. This new version includes various updates and improvements designed to enhance the user experience for developers and website administrators. One of the most significant additions is…

WordPress vs. Squarespace

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Cory Miller
Every business needs a website. That much is obvious. But choosing what content management system to use isn’t always so clear. When it comes to WordPress vs. Squarespace, which option is the right choice for your website? Before we answer…

Tech Roundup Week Ending March 17

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Mike Demopoulos
GPT-4: Everything we know so far GPT-4 is the latest in a series of natural language processing models created by OpenAI, one of the world's leading AI research organizations. The model is designed to generate human-like text and can be…

WordPress Website Cost to Develop

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Brian Krogsgard
Every business needs a website. Not only does it tell your customers what you do, but it gives you credibility. WordPress is the best website option, but what will it set you back? The WordPress website cost to develop question…
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