As a consultant for WordPress web hosting I will always recommend keeping your site as up to date as possible as falling behind can cause the site and worse, my host to be hacked by known problems, unnecessary problems.
But the update to WordPress version 5 has been a hot topic as it changes to a new editor, and change is scary. Personally I like the new editor, it uses blocks for all its elements and (theoretically) requires less knowledge of HTML. But it is different and is a change.
I ‘manage’ all the sites I host for others that is I do the updating and I have chosen to go ahead with version 5 but am keeping the old editor in all the sites.
If I am your host and you would rather use the new Gutenberg editor you need only activate its plugin from your Admin Plugin page. Or if you prefer, contact me and I’ll activate it for you and help you through understanding how to use it.
Websites I host are all updated to version 7+ now, but many are using a PHP version that is going to be dropped at the end of the year. If you have a website and don’t know if you are in trouble with this issue ask your host, or check your self. I recommend the Chrome addin called Wappalyzer which will show the source and version of websites CMS and server programs as you view websites. Read the linked site below to know the whole story…
Support for PHP 5.6 drops on December 31 – but a recent report found that almost 62 percent of websites are still using version 5.
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It’s been two weeks now since I bought a Chromebook on Craigslist. I have thought about it for some time, one I had seen at my PC User group meeting looked like it might be useful. I was waiting to see one for less than $100 and a Samsung showed up and I bought it.
The first thing I noticed was how quickly it started. Flash memory replaces the hard drive, no moving parts!
The second was the keyboard is not a normal PC board. The F keys are not labeled, there are no pgup and pgdn keys, no Home or End keys. It took a a while to discover ctrl-alt-/ would bring up a help screen including key combinations to handle these functions.
Now that two weeks have passed I found I really like this little thing. It does all that a good Android does but it has a keyboard. It runs any app the Play Store has so I can log into my desktop and run Linux or Windows programs with them but most of what I need to do works in a web browser and using Google’s Suite and drive I can handle all I need to do.
Too often we need a backup before we made one, and it is too late. WordPress sites can be saved for no cost using Updraftplus and Google Drive automatically, behind the scenes. If you aren’t doing this, contact me for guidance or help before you really need it!
One of the most important steps to a secure website (or computer!) is to keep backups. When you need it is after you have used it reliably for some time.
As windows gets further from simple, Linux is becoming more viable for the “rest” of us. This is a simple way to make a bootable USB of Fedora or Sugar On A Stick for trying or installing these systems.
If you use a computer a lot it is worth considering these options.
This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a device, emphasizing that robust cybersecurity is an ongoing process that requires……
I have been searching for a way to post directly from Google Docs to a WordPress site and this plugin for WordPress just came to my attention. If you see this I have written this post in Google Docs which would other use of the Doc (printing to another format, etc.) or further editing.