WordPress 4.8.1 Maintenance Upate Available

WordPress 4.8.1 is a maintenance release that addresses 29 bug fixes and enhancements.

Things to note

Among the fixes/enhancements are updates to the rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.8.1

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.8 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.8 makes WordPress more intuitive.

Things to note

  • New awesome widgets to let you easily post images, videos, and text (with the text editor!)
  • Easier new way to deal with links within the text editor
  • View upcoming WordPress related events in your local area
  • All sorts of fun stuff for developers (like the Text Editor JavaScript API and Media Widgets API

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

As always, a big thanks to all the contributors for their time and attention to the new features/fixes! There are a number of changes in this version which really will go a long way helping everyday users create even better content much easier.

WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.5 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

All earlier versions of WordPress are affected by multiple security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version. This version also includes 3 maintenance fixes to the 4.7 release series. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.5

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.7.4 is a maintenance release and should be applied to take advantage of the bug fixes.

Things to note

WordPress version 4.7.4 includes 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.4 You can also see the list of changes as well: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/log/branches/4.7?rev=40487&stop_rev=40224.

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.7.3 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.3 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version. This version also includes 39 maintenance fixes to the 4.7 release series. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.3

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

As Seen on TechCrunch

We do a lot of things with WordPress on a daily basis. We develop plugins, themes, support existing WordPress sites, and also help site owners after their out of date WordPress site was hacked. Recently – we helped the COO of TechCrunch with a site that took malware to a new level: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/woe-are-the-great-fish-of-cape-cod/.

Just as a reminder – if you use WordPress, make sure you stay on top of your WordPress updates (WordPress, plugins, and themes). As mentioned in the article – there are ways you can automate security updates if that is something that interests you as well. If not – always have a good backup process in place, and make sure you update after any security issues are found within the plugins, themes, and version of WordPress you use.

Finally, if you do get hacked, we are here to help. Simply contact us and we can get your site up and running smoothly again as soon as possible.

Remove Extra Spacing in Dropdown Menus (Bootstrap)

When working with Bootstrap dropdown menus – there is a gap when hovering over items in dropdown menus at the very top and very bottom of the menu. If it bothers you like it does me (when looking at a hover state of a menu item in the drop down), you can easily solve it by adding in one line of code:

nav.navbar-fixed-top .dropdown-menu {padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0}

Note: You may need to change the class of the navbar to match whatever you have in your code.

Before:

With that code – you can see the difference:

After:

Sometimes the extra/default spacing is fine – but there are other times where you need to get the hover state to go all the way to the top/bottom. With this simple CSS – you can easily make your designer happy.

WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.2 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version.

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.7.1 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.7 and earlier are affected by eight security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version. WordPress 4.7.1 also fixes 62 bugs from 4.7.

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.7 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.7 makes WordPress easier to customize the way you want it.

Things to note

  • New Twenty Seventeen theme
  • Customizer allows you to set up your theme easier in the initial set up as well as allows you to easily preview changes without actually making the changes to the site until you are happy with what you see.
  • Themes can now provide starter contact to get you up and ready faster.
  • Header background video now are available
  • Creating menus/adding custom CSS is now easier.
  • PDF thumbnails allow you to quickly view your documents in the media library
  • Creating menus/adding custom CSS is now easier.
  • Users can now choose their own language of the dashboard
  • Long awaited – we now have the WP REST API built into WordPress 4.7
  • All sort of great functionality for developers as well including new functions, hooks, post type templates, etc

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

As always, a big thanks to all the contributors for their time and attention to the new features/fixes!