Friends in tech: Austin Ginder

Company Anchor Hosting Industry Hosting Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story It all started back in 2008. While working a full-time job as an IT consultant, I began building WordPress sites during nights and weekends for something fun to do. The first few sites were for folks who already knew me through my …

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Testing out Elastic Search and Redis

I was interested in how much Elasticsearch and/or Redis cache would help to speed up a site, so I got to work testing it. I created a vanilla WordPress install with WooCommerce installed, I then populated this install with 20,000 posts that each contained a couple of paragraphs of “Lorem ipsum“. I chose to install …

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Friends in tech: Angela Bowman

Company Ask WP Girl, LLC Industry WordPress Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story It’s a long story, but I was building websites in HTML tables back in the day. I took a class in CSS one night, and at the end, the instructor mentioned WordPress. I went home that night and tried the …

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Gutenberg adds Duotone filters

Duotone Filter

Starting with WordPress 5.8 you will be able to add Duotone filters to the images that you upload to your WordPress site! This is pretty exciting especially for those that really depend on filters on Instagram for instance, as you will be able to do the same thing within WordPress and all native! This really …

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Friends in tech: Topher DeRosia

Company Camber Creative Industry Website and Mobile Development Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story I fell in love with the Internet when it came to my college in 1994. We got access to email, then Gopher, then Telnet, and in 1995 a web browser called Lynx. Everything was on dumb terminals connected to …

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WordPress finally dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

WordPress has finally started to phase out Internet Explorer 11, and as of WordPress version 5.8, it will no longer be supported! This is an awesome step forward in terms of designing sites since you will no longer need to make sure that the site works in Internet Explorer which was always a pain due …

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Friends in tech, the series

Since I am focusing my site on WordPress, development, and tech I figured that I should do a series of posts about people that I have met over the years that are in one of these industries. And while they might not all be focused on WordPress I think it may be an interesting idea …

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WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

WordPress 5.7.2 has been released that fixes an issue with WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. Make sure to update to the new release to resolve this security issue. Details of this issue can be found below if you want a deeper dive into it.

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Enable Auto-updates for all plugins using WP-CLI

When it comes to managing site updates it can be painstaking, especially when you have more sites than you can count on one, or even two hands. Even with that being said I know the sites that I manage pretty well from inside and out, so I am fine with automating updates. Most of the …

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WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

For those that have not seen already, WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This release is a Security and Maintenance release that everyone should update as soon as possible, since it contains security fixes! This release contains 26 security fixes so as you can imagine it’s not one that you wish to pass up. I have …

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