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WordPress: Understand Your Plugins - Episode 111

WordPress Plugins; Why Update Them?

Plugins are what makes WordPress the most popular content management platform on the web, but they have a dark side — the dreaded Plugin Update! A task most website owners avoid. A task that, unless performed, can leave the door open to exploits, vulnerabilities, and hackers. Today, we dig in a little deeper into plugins, which ones you need and why they play an important role in website design and upkeep.

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Website Plugin Updates - WordPress Management Services - Episode 94

WordPress Plugin Exploits – How Do We Detect Them?

One of the nicest things about WordPress is that you can add plugins to handle specific tasks that you want to do. WordPress is configured so that you get to pick and choose what you want, but what happens when plugins are out of date or you receive exploit alerts? How do you determine a good plugin? Where do you get alerts from? Isn’t there a better way to do things?

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elementor error notice Post CSS File

Error: Elementor\Post_CSS_File is deprecated

There’s nothing worse than loading a website and finding an error, except finding that error at the top of the page!  It’s the first thing that users see and what an impact, especially as a WordPress web developer, an error at the top of the screen can make.  You’ve essentially LOST any potential sale from the visitor that came to the site!

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WooCommerce 3.5 and WordPress 5.0

WooCommerce? Read This Before WordPress 5.0 Release

If you’ve been keeping up with the new WordPress 5.0 version, scheduled for release on November 19th 2018, you’ll know there are a ton of changes. One massive change is how it integrates with WooCommerce. The integration is a full rewrite of code and if you upgrade WordPress and fail to update WooCommerce ahead of

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WordPress Update and Management in Omaha

First WordPress Update of 2018 – Version 4.9.2

On January 16th, 2018, WordPress pushed out their latest update for their software.  For most people, this means they have upgraded to 4.9.2 automatically, but because this was a security update, anyone using older versions of WordPress also received some form of an update! What’s In The New Update? In short, not much.  This was

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Upgrade to WordPress 4.9 Today!

WordPress 4.9 Released – Awesome New Features!

WordPress 4.9, named”Tipton”, was released on November 16, 2017 and is the second major version update this year with WordPress 4.8 previously released in June 2017. Upgrading to 4.9 is a manual process and is not an automatic update! If you wish to make the update yourself, you should make a backup of your website.

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PHP 5.x EOL, Time To Upgrade to PHP 7

WordPress Requires PHP 7 By Default

For the past year, WordPress has been pushing users and plugin developers to move to PHP7, and it looks like 2017 will be the year they pretty much require it! While they haven’t pushed things into a full requirement, they are leaning pretty heavy on it.  Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see

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Article: Repeat offenders Will Be Punished By Google

Repeat Offenders Will Be Punished By Google

For over a decade, Google has been playing an active role in keeping web surfers and website visitors safe from websites that intend to do them harm. It’s been called the “Safe Browsing Initiative”. Whether it’s a website that has been hacked and defaced, or a website that has been infected with a malicious virus,

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SEO Advice to Attract More Customers in Online ECommerce

The Most Important Element of Website Design

When Omaha businesses speak to us about website design, one of the questions they often ask us is which elements they should focus on the most. Although there are quite a few website design elements that businesses should know about and pay attention to on a regular basis, there is one that stands out above

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A Website Redesign Can Boost Search Engine Optimization

A great business website redesign should be about more than just how the site looks. The best redesigns are those that help align the main online presence of an Omaha business with the goals they’re trying to accomplish. For most businesses, the primary goal of their website is to attract as many targeted visitors as

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SEO and Online Search with Google

Mobile Web Design for Businesses in 2016 and Beyond

Mobile web design is no longer something that’s optional for Omaha businesses. The reason that this type of web design has become a necessity and will remain that way for the foreseeable future is many people now use mobile devices like phones or tablets as their main way to get online. It’s not uncommon for

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