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    Top WordPress news for week ending 8/2/19

    Posted by Joanna Ellis-Escobar

    Aug 4, 2019, 8:36:07 AM

    wordpress screenshot creating new postKeeping up with all the info and news in the world of WordPress can be time consuming and, frankly, a bit overwhelming. That’s why we diligently keep our fingers on the pulse, monitoring and reviewing all the latest updates and sharing with you the ones we find most interesting or useful. On that note, read on for the top five WordPress articles of the week.

    WordPress proposes plan for 61% of WP sites using outdated PHP (Search Engine Journal) 

    What version PHP is your WordPress site running on? A recent study shows that less than 39 percent of all WordPress sites are using the most current 

    PHP version. Why does this matter? Simply put, PHP is the script that WordPress runs on. The latest version is 7.3.7, and versions 5.6 and 7.0 reached what’s known as End of Life (EOL) status in December of 2018,  in case you’re wondering. 

    speak2web Brings Voice AI to WordPress (Voicebot.ai)

    Last week we touched on voice search, noting Google’s claim that by 2020 nearly one-third of all online searches will be done via voice search. Enter: speak2web’s new WordPress plugin that will enable search and shopping with voice. Cool!  

    Is WordPress platform secure for transportation websites? (Vents Magazine)

    Security is a hot topic these days, and in the world of seemingly daily breaches and compromises, brands are sitting up and taking notice. While specifically targeting TMS brands, this read is a good reminder with great tips for any site that uses WordPress.

    These are the biggest WordPress website mistakes and here's how to fix them (Tech Radar)

    This one is from a couple weeks ago, but important (and great) enough to share now, even though it’s not from the last week! Setting up your site? Learn the top three mistakes to avoid – even if your site has been up and running for a while, you want to check these out to make sure you haven’t hindered optimal performance from your WordPress site. Bonus: they're easy to detect and fix!

    Maintain your firm’s WordPress site to keep it fresh and secure (Accounting Today) 

    While this article is intended for accounting firms, Accounting Today’s report on keeping your WordPress site fresh (and secure!) is great for any brand who relies on their web site to relay important information to clients and customers. Learn what you need to be doing to maintain your site, and who you can enlist for help if you’re maxed out...either with time or with resources.

     

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