WordPress 4.9 – “Tipton”

Posted by on 19 Nov 2017 in All Articles, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

WordPress 4.9 was released a few days ago, with some new features which are likely to cause panic amongst developers and designers, and provide some fantastic new features to users and administrators. The new version, named “Tipton” in honour of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download from the WordPress site, or for update in your WordPress dashboard. WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” WordPress 4.9 now offers a brand-new...

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Plan your Upgrade Process

Posted by on 3 Nov 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

Whilst designing new websites, it’s common to use an off-the-shelf theme as basis for a new site. However, making changes to a theme or plugin can cause problems when it comes to upgrading. When making changes to plugin or theme code, it’s important to be aware that when these plugins or themes are upgraded – your changes will be lost. There are often two very different schools of thought on this. If you’re developing...

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Mozilla Observatory – Test your SSL

Posted by on 24 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

Mozilla have put together a tool for testing many areas of SSL security. We’ve recently discussed using the free Let’s Encrypt service to secure your site, but it is also important to ensure the security settings are up to date. “While we’d love to say that any site that scores an A+ on the Observatory is perfectly secure, there’s a lot more that goes making a website secure than what we can test.” It may not...

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Keep up with Magento 1.x and 2.x Maintenance

Posted by on 12 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

Probably the most tedious part of running a website is the constant maintenance and updates. Continuing our previous post on WordPress, we’ve put together a quick guide of routine checks and changes for both Magento 1.x and 2.x. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and spam. Backups Always always keep a backup – but more...

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Keeping up with WordPress Maintenance

Posted by on 24 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

WordPress maintenance is a tedious and thankless chore, but absolutely essential to the smooth-running of your website. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and spam. We’ve put together a basic list of the most essential WordPress maintenance; Backups A backup is only ever useful when you’ve forgotten to make them! It’s an...

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HHVM and PHP 7

Posted by on 8 Sep 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

Update: This article has been updated! Please see below. PHP is the most popular server-side scripting language – by a wide margin, comprising of more than 80% of the websites on the Internet. It’s popularity is due to its’ ease of access, and support from many applications and frameworks, including WordPress and Magento. PHP was written in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, as an extension to writing CGI scripts in C. This allowed the...

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