WordPress 5.4 Update

On March 31, 2020, WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” was released, named “Adderley” in honor of American jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley. With this minor release comes some much-anticipated updates. WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor Improvements New and Better Blocks Two new blocks have been added to the editor: Social Icons and Buttons blocks. These additions have been highly…

WooCommerce 4.0 – New Reporting Tools

WooCommerce released version 4.0 on March 10th — this is a “major” release. The most notable addition is the inclusion of the WooCommerce Admin plugin into the core WooCommerce plugin. This includes a Javascript-driven interface for managing the backend, plus new reporting tools and a dashboard to monitor key metrics. They also updated the Action…

The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

What’s the Purpose of Two-Factor Authentication? Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) works as an extra layer of security online. It’s used to make sure that people trying to gain access to an online account are who they say they are. How Two-Factor Authentication Works First, a user logging into an account will enter their username and password.…

Power Performance With Web Push Notifications

Web push notifications were first launched in 2015 in the Chrome browser, allowing websites to push out messages after a user had left the site. The innovation has since been adopted across many browsers, on both PC and MAC operating systems. What are web push notifications? Web push notifications are alert-style messages sent to a…