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WordPress 4.3 Is Live: Billie Holliday

WordPress 4.3 Is Live: Billie Holliday

Named after the legendary jazz singer, Billie Holliday, WordPress 4.3 is now up and running.

There are a five improvements I really appreciate:

  • You can use a hashtag # to signify a headline when typing into the editor
  • You can use an asterix as a shortcut for a bullet point.
  • It’s much easier to keep a consistent brand – by placing your logo or icon in the Customizer it will populate browser tabs, bookmarks and more no matter what theme you switch to
  • Beefing up the Customizer a tad more, you can now set up menus in it
  • What I really love is that when you create a Page, comments are automatically turned OFF – yayy! No more forgetting to manually turn them off

Definitely update asap. It’s a better WordPress with some very useful tools and we hope more secure with its improved password functionality too.

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* Tech Tip For The Day **

* Tech Tip For The Day **

Can People Easily Access Your Files?

WordPress Users: Do this now
– enter your website address in your browser with /wp-content/uploads at the end.

If you can see anything like what you see in this image …

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WordPress Admin Plugins

WordPress Admin Plugins

If you’re like me, I usually only worry about user interface plugins to enrich the customer experience. But as I have so many blogs now I find it useful to look for operational efficiency on the back end. So I was glad to find this post, again by the brilliant folks at ProBlogDesign. I’ve installed a few of these now and they have made my life way easier. See if any float your boat!

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WordPress: Showing Home + Static Page

WordPress: Showing Home + Static Page

Hi folks

I can’t believe how easy a solution was available for this problem, and I fixed it myself after hours of searching!

I set up a new website using WordPress. No issue. Normally when I set one of these up I just use the blog posts as the first page and never have to to encounter this problem.

However, this time I wanted to set up a Static Page as my Home Page. No biggie – WordPress has that functionality right under the hood. Go to Settings/Reading/Front Page Displays and select “static page” then choose which page you want as your new ‘home’ or front page and where you want to refer to your blog posts. Easy as.

Trouble was when I did that I ended up with both two navigation menu items highlighted as the home page. Grrr. I figured this must be a common read on ...

WordPress, Cutline, Archives and Backup!

WordPress, Cutline, Archives and Backup!

There are time online when you are not just a marketer but you become a tech-head too. Yesterday I mucked up my blog.

I had been using the Cutline theme by maestro Chris Pearson. It’s an older theme but I like it’s visual simplicity. I noticed in the Cutline Options sub-menu that you could create an Archives page easily.

I clicked the “enable archives page” in Cutline Options. Then I set up the archive page in the Pages submenu. Voila … I had an archives page.

Whoa!! Wait a minute. Now the Archives page is my default first page and I can’t figure out how to change it.  I failed to notice the little extra text underneath the ‘enable’ button that said this would make the Archives page my First Page. So no matter what I did, the Archives page hijacked my site and I couldn’t get my site to show my posts as read on ...

Christmas Snow On Your Blog

Christmas Snow On Your Blog

Using Word Press? Notice this in the last update? Quick and easy way to add a seasonal feel to your blog if you don’t have time to change templates or fiddle with graphics. Simply tick the box in settings and it’s snowing!

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