[The following message was sent out to customers of Elegant Themes on 11 Mar 2019] Today some of our products were updated to patch a security issue. This issue was patched after being privately disclosed to our team by an independent security researcher. Updating your themes and plugins to their latest versions will apply the … Continue reading Elegant Themes Security Update (11 Mar 2019)
Summary WordPress has grown in complexity along with the themes and plugins it relies on. For this reason it's important to have the latest updates including recent updates to PHP. This week WordPress 5.1 was released with several performance upgrades. Keeping all aspects of WordPress updated will help make your site faster and more secure. … Continue reading Here’s how to increase the speed and security of your WordPress website…
Version 3.19.3 of the Divi WordPress Theme from Elegant Themes has a parallax feature that is visible for users of the Safari browser on Apple Mac computers. However, it seems that the default native settings of the Divi theme result in an implementation of parallax that isn't viewable for users of Firefox and Chrome browsers. … Continue reading SOLVED: Divi WordPress Theme Parallax Working for Firefox and Chrome
The new Gutenberg block editor has some permalink issues as described below. When you first create a post and are working on it, under the Settings > Document controls, you won't see any permalink option. If you press the Save Draft option at the top as you are just starting out with your post, then … Continue reading WordPress.com New Gutenberg Block Editor Permalink Issues
As a web designer, when I'm visiting a website, if the design is exceptional, I'll take a moment to scroll down to the page bottom and find out who the site designer was. Lately I've been seeing a lot of really nicely designed websites created by Little Village Creative Services. Their design approach seems to … Continue reading Little Village Creative Services
Here's a question I'm often asked by people: How long after creation does it take for a page or site to show up on a Google search? The chart below from the Website Group attempts to answer this question in a simple way. The real answer is that there is no simple answer. The results … Continue reading How long after creation does it take for a page or site to show up on a Google search?
In these two videos, you'll learn how to completely backup and restore your Facebook account -- even to another user account -- using Acronis software. This is important in case your account gets hacked, suspended, or content is mistakenly deleted. For those wanting to shut down their Facebook presence, it provides a way to keep … Continue reading How to completely backup and restore your Facebook account.
When people ask me for advice about what name they should give their website address, I usually suggest that they pick two or three. Here I explain why. Your Business Name Dot Com You'll always want your organization or business name as a website address. That way people searching by that name will be more … Continue reading Choosing the Right Domain Names
The visual guide below is for those who have setup a WordPress.com account and completed the initial steps to create their first free WordPress.com website.
Introduction The following instructions assume you don't have a website yet, and haven't registered a domain name. However, these instructions are also helpful for someone with a self-hosted WordPress website wanting to use the JetPack plugins suite -- which requires a WordPress.com user account. Keep these instructions open in a window as you go through … Continue reading Getting Started With WordPress.com Hosting