Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

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 August 8, 2023. Notable updates in RC2 include fixes for footnotes, distraction-free editing, global style… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

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, all, or an empty string. “All” applies to sites where all three aspects may be… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

GitHub introduces passwordless authentication. GitHub is introducing passwordless authentication as a new method to enhance account security and provide a seamless user experience. Passkeys are a secure and easy-to-use way of protecting user accounts, combining two-factor authentication (2FA) with enhanced user verification. Passwords are eliminated, and passkeys require a combination of something the user is… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 7

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 for WordPress will be PHP 7.0. Users are thus advised to upgrade their sites to… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 7

Tech Roundup Week Ending June 30

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 detect and combat malware, especially on WordPress sites using supposedly protective plugins. This revelation underlines… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending June 30

Tech Roundup Week Ending June 2

ChatSEO? Buildd.co’s Chat SEO is a product that merges the functionalities of chatbots and search engine optimization (SEO) to improve user engagement and increase organic traffic on websites. Utilizing AI-driven chatbots, the solution provides personalized experiences by addressing user queries in real time and offering pertinent information. With the integration of SEO strategies within chatbot… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending June 2

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

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 new Webhooks API, enhanced management of external products, and improved performance when modifying variations. From… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending May 12

Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

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 any post or page using the ‘Stacks’ pattern. The theme is mobile-friendly and not likely… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending May 5

Tech Roundup Week Ending April 28

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 or Android/iOS units. OpenAI is trying to trademark “GPT.” What are your thoughts? A discussion… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending April 28