WPWeekly Episode 274 – WordPress Commercials, Storefront, and the Customizer

In this episode, John James Jacoby joins me to discuss the news of the week. We give our take on the new WordPress.com commercials and whether or not they hit the mark. We share what’s new in Storefront 2.2.0 and the problems some people are facing trying to get visas to attend WordCamp Europe. Last but not least, we discussed …

WordPress 4.8 Improves Accessibility on Admin Screens

In WordPress 4.3, the Accessibility Team restored H1 headings to the admin screens. This paved the way for the team to change the headings hierarchy in WordPress 4.4. In WordPress 4.8, admin screens are more accessible thanks to organizing the header text on pages. The headers on admin screens typically contain more than text. For example, the Add New button on the Posts and Pages …

Sell Tickets to Your Events with the Tickera Plugin for WordPress

Managing events online has quickly become the norm as more and more event organizers move away from sending paper invitations and handling RSVPs manually over email. Fortunately, online event management tools make it easy for small clubs and large organizations to handle their own events. But while there are many WordPress plugins that can help […] View original post at …

WordPress 4.8 Increases Maximum Width of the Customizer Sidebar to 600 Pixels

WordPress 3.4 introduced the WordPress Customizer API and over time it has evolved from being a theme customizer to a framework for live-previewing changes to WordPress. Since its inclusion, one of the most common complaints about the Customizer is its narrow sidebar. Even on widescreen monitors, the Customizer sidebar is only 300px wide. This limitation was one of the motivating factors behind the …

Google My Business: A Walkthrough of Google’s Tool for Businesses (and Plugins for WordPress)

Do you remember a tool that Google had a few years back called Google Places? How about Google+ Local? Both of these free business tools aimed at accomplishing a similar goal: empowering business owners and marketers to control their business’s identity online. Google Places provided businesses with a hub through which you could update your […] View original post at …

Clients Frustrating You? It’s Time to Get Sneaky and Find Out What They Really Want

You love your clients. You’ve worked hard to find them and to build a good rapport with each and every one of them. But sometimes, just sometimes, working with them can be downright frustrating. You’ve probably encountered clients who think they know everything about web design because they built their first company’s site in Dreamweaver […] View original post at …

Avada Theme Version 5.1.5 Patches Stored XSS and CSRF Vulnerabilities

Theme Fusion’s Avada WordPress Theme, the highest selling theme on Themeforest for the past four years, has fixed stored XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities in its 5.1.5 release. The security issues were discovered by WP Hütte, a WordPress security blog, and the site published details of the vunlnerabilities after Theme Fusion patched its theme. Although the patched version has been available …