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What’s New In WordPress 4.8?

What’s New In WordPress 4.8?

WordPress 4.8, named “Evans” in a nod to jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is now available for download or for those of you already using the popular CMS update in your WordPress dashboard. While at first glance the updates may seem minor they have been brought with users in mind to give some of our old friends a much-needed refresh. Widgets Adding Images: Gone are the days of having to use <img> tags to insert an image within a widget. You can now add images without the use of code within the widget’s settings Adding Videos: You can now use any Video from your Media Library within a widget. This now allows you to easily enrich your sidebar with a showreel or an introductory video to promote your website. Adding Audio: This is a long overdue update for the podcasters and musicians among us. You can now use any audio file within your Media Library in a widget. Rich Text Widget: This is an update that many would say is well overdue. A simplified version of the default WordPress editor is now included for text widgets. The ability to add formatting quickly and easily will be a […]
Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your Website Needs In 2017

Top 10 WordPress Plugins Your Website Needs In 2017

WordPress is one of the world’s most used open source platforms, accounting for around 27.5% of the top 10 million websites in the world. One of the most popular aspects of WordPress is the ability to download additional plugins to your website – with more 49,000 plugins available we have compiled a list of 10 plugins that your business website needs in 2017. Yoast SEO Yoast SEO is one of the finest plugins available on WordPress. As we know SEO is a way of moving your website up the search engines such as Google, to help drive more traffic to your website. Yoast helps you with all the various factors of optimisation on your website including content, keywords, title tags, H1s etc. A fantastic plugin that makes SEO easy for users. Akismet One of most time consuming jobs when looking after a website is managing all the comments – including filtering through and removing all of the spam. Akismet takes away all of this hassle by checking all comments and contact form submission for spam comments and even though it will filter out the spam comments, it will keep track of those comments in the history. Wordfence There is no […]