Yesterday WordPress released a major update, WordPress 4.9.
We’ll handle upgrading our care plan subscriber’s websites to WordPress 4.9. They know that if they see an update notification in the Dashboard we’ll do it for them. They don’t have to worry about it.
If you’re curious about what’s new in this version of WordPress here are the highlights:
- Customizer improvements — adding design drafts, locking, scheduling and more.
- New and improved widgets (widgets display content in your sidebar, or footer).
- Behind the scenes technical improvements, that help keep WordPress sites safe and working reliably. (Sadly the internet is filled with weirdos and robots, trying to hack into anything they can. The mighty coders who work on WordPress are always tightening security.)
If you’re interested, here’s more about WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” at wordpress.org. The WordPress website platform is being continually updated and improved. You know nothing is static on the Internet.
Named after Billy Tipton
Did you know that every WordPress release is named after a jazz artist?
This release is “Tipton” after Billy Tipton, who passed away in 1989 in Spokane, WA. He was 74 years old. Upon his death it was discovered that, although he lived his adult live as a man, he was assigned female at birth. You can read more about his interesting life on wikipedia and HistoryLink.
Keep your site fresh, Google likes that
As usual, we encourage you to keep your website content up-to-date and as fresh as possible. Google likes that. If you have a website built in WordPress, it’s easy to do. The hard part is just finding some time to sit down, take a look at your website and see how you can “freshen” it up. The more often you do it, the easier it will become.
We’re here for our website care plan subscribers. Including tutoring via screen share calls, where we make changes to their site together. We can even record the session and make the recording available for future reference. Learn about our WordPress website care plans.