WordPress Black Friday Deals 2021

Every year the WordPress space has some awesome Black Friday deals when it comes to Themes, Plugins as well as Services. Below I will attempt to keep an updated list of some of these great deals on Themes, Plugins and Services that I stand behind and personally have used over the years. Themes Generate Press …

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GoDaddy acquires Pagely

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That was all the talk last night in various WordPress channels, and that did not stop at all today. I have to say that I did not at all see this coming. I simply base that on knowing Josh the now ex-CEO of Pagely for many years, I never thought I would see the day …

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WordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.2 is now available which is a security and maintenance release that features 2 bug fixes in addition to 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.2 have also been updated. I went through and updated a bunch of sites that I maintain and …

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My homelab setup

The topic of what exactly I have in my homelab comes up often enough that I figured I should make a post about it. The overall setup has not changed since December 2020 outside of the location and is a bit more cluttered with cables. Current setup The current setup utilizes the following hardware as …

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SSH Key generation script

For a short while, I found myself logging into multiple servers and anyone that is using passwords is simply doing it wrong. I was getting ready to remove password authentication on all my servers that I managed and decided to throw this simple script together to send my key to the servers before disabling passwords, …

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WordPress 5.8.2 Release schedule

WordPress 5.8.2 is right around the corner, tentatively planned for a release candidate on October 5, 2021, and a final release on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. I am looking forward to testing out the new upcoming version, but I don’t expect any groundbreaking new features for a point release.

Enable Jetpack Development Mode

To avoid, that the Jetpack plugin wants to create a connection to your wordpress.com account, you can enable the Jetpack development mode. When using the development mode, many features are disabled, but some important features (markdown, widget visibility) are available. To enable the debug mode, add this line to your wp-config.php: If you want to enable the …

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Acquisitions left and right…

It’s a strange time for the WordPress community, as it seems that on a weekly and sometimes a daily basis there is an acquisition being announced. StellarWP has been on a roll picking up WordPress plugins left and right, and more recently Sandhills Development was just picked up by Awesome Motive. This seems to be …

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Automattic invests $30 million in email startup

Automattic has invested $30 million in Titan, a startup based out of India that wants to reinvent email for small businesses. The company was founded just two years ago by entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia, Bloomberg reports, the Series A funding values the company at $300 million. This investment brings a whole new player to the table when it comes to business email. …

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Friends in tech: Courtney Robertson

Company Courtney A Robertson Industry WordPress Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story I began using WordPress with 2.3, roughly in 2007. I needed a learning management system and a blog, so I began my open source journey with Moodle and Joomla. Soon after, I found WordPress.  I attended my first WordCamp in 2009 before …

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