Category: News & Events

WordPress 5.1 Release

Last week WordPress.org announced the release of the latest version of WordPress core code. There was some concern late last year about maintaining momentum in release schedules, but the team seems to be keeping them coming. You may remember that release 5.0 brought us the new WordPress editor. This major release brought about significant changes read more

Website and Mobile Apps Accessibility Update: Court Finds Legal Duty to Provide It Under ADA

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that you may have a legal duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that your website and mobile apps are accessible. read more

Weak Passwords Used by Visitors Can Jeopardize Your Website’s Security—Here’s How to Curb the Risk

As website security vulnerabilities go, weak passwords seem like no biggie. Wrong. A friend of mine learned the hard way the truth about weak passwords and the visitors who love them. So as not to embarrass my friend, let’s keep his name out of this. It’s enough for you to know he operates a successful read more

Valet Podcast: Hear Mason James Discuss Website Health, GDPR, Gutenberg, and More

Website health, Europe’s GDPR law, Google’s Mobile First initiative, and the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. These are among the topics discussed by Valet co-founder and business development lead Mason James during a Valet podcast available here. First up in this new Valet podcast is some frank talk about website health—a big focus for Valet, Mason read more

EU Copyright Directive Could End Fair-Use Rights You Currently Enjoy

The European Union in mid-September approved a tough new package of internet regulations. read more

Not to Be Outdone, California Comes Up with Its Own Version of GDPR—the California Consumer Privacy Act

Made your peace yet with GDPR? If so, laid-back California’s got some news that will definitely harsh your mellow. Starting in 2020, the Golden State will have a GDPR law of its own. It’s called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCP). So now you need to do more than comply with Europe’s tough new data read more

Heed Google Analytics’ Warning About Data Retention—Or Risk Losing Years of Stored Info

Guess what type of email we love getting here at Valet? Anything that isn’t a notification. It’s not that notifications upset us. We know they’re necessary. It’s just that we receive so many of them. The reason we get so many notifications is that we support and love so many websites. Each of those websites read more