Category: WordPress

GDPR makes you liable for penalties if you collect data on citizens of the European Union. Your location outside of Europe matters not. So it behooves you to know what this new law entails if you hope to comply with it. In a nutshell, GDPR obliges you to make some security-oriented changes to your website and to your Internet practices.

Per Valet: “Accessibility…is your friend. You should embrace it like a friend because it’s going to help you be more successful (not to mention keep you out of legal hot-water). Don’t let the dread-inducing terminology of the [accessibility] guidelines scare you. The more you know about them, the less trepidation you’ll feel.”

WordPress has released version 4.9.5. Valet clients will see this update occur on their sites as part of their Care Plan. All releases have been checked for compatibility with your current installation. If you are utilizing the automatic updates feature you have likely already received the update. If you are not using this feature you can visit…

WordPress is pushing out a new code version next week and soon you’ll be invited via the admin area to try out the new editor coming in release 5.0—but before you click that button be sure to read this very informative article by Joe Casabona about the potential problems you may face and how to overcome them.

WordPress – a website-and-blog publishing system used by millions – will soon roll out a radical revamp of its content-management editor. The changes are expected to be so extensive that most current WordPress users will likely struggle to adapt, so WordPress website management services agency Valet is offering a free, downloadable eBook to help them…

A new Google Search Console. Over the last few months, Google has been sending out invitations to their BETA version of the new Google Search Console to select users. If you are not among that BETA group, that’s ok. They will be opening up the experience to all the users of the current Search Console…

On February 6, 2018 WordPress.org released version 4.9.4 of the WordPress software. This comes quickly on the heels of the Feb 5 release of version 4.9.3. The February 5 release contained a major bug found immediately after it was pushed live. The latest version, 4.9.4. will need to be manually updated in the dashboard. It will encounter…

What is happening? WordPress has announced that it’s “officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8.” Microsoft officially discontinued supporting these browsers themselves in January 2016. Matt Mullenwig states in his announcement: “I realize that folks still running these browsers are probably stuck with them because of something out…

Site scan tools are becoming more and more popular. There are hundreds of services and free online entry points where you can gain insight and specific information on your website. While often helpful, these tools can lead the unsuspecting professional into needless anxiety. Pages of recommendations, suggestions, waterfalls of data, are all good things. In…