Category: News

WordPress 4.5 Arrives

by Carly
29 April 2016

As promised, we saw the arrival of WordPress 4.5 in April, so now we’ve had a couple of weeks to get to grips with the new version we wanted to share details of the new features you can enjoy in WordPress 4.5. Named to honour Coleman Hawkins, the legendary jazz…

Syed Balkhi Rebrands Google Analytics for WordPress as MonsterInsights

by Carly
25 April 2016

An interesting acquisition from within the world of WordPress took place last week, with WPBeginner founder, Syed Balkhi, purchasing Google Analytics for WordPress from Yoast. Google Analytics for WordPress tips the scales at just over 10,000,000 downloads, making it the most downloaded analytics plugin for WordPress and one of the…

Jetpack Turns Five

by Carly
18 April 2016

Last month the beloved plugin, Jetpack, celebrates its fifth birthday – happy birthday, Jetpack! To celebrate the anniversary the team have debuted a brand new domain – On 9th March 2011 Jetpack 1.0 was presented to the world for the first time and its popularity has been staggering. Over…

Automattic Acquires Pressable

by Carly
16 April 2016

Matt Mullenweg’s web development company, Automattic, is now the main investor in the hosting company Pressable. Automattic was already longer a shareholder and now secures a major part of the company. When asked for comment, Mullenweg had the following to say about the acquisition: “Automattic is happy to be an investor…

Condé Nast Buys Poetica Plugin

by Carly
12 April 2016

Global media company, Condé Nast, has bought recently Poetica, a free plugin that’s used for real-time Google Docs style collaborations. The plugin is to be abandoned in its current form, however, to be used as part of Co-Pilot, the company’s publishing platform. The Poetica team will continue to work on…

Use Stripe Payment Gateway for Free

by Carly
08 April 2016

Great news for ecommerce sites everywhere: the payment gateway, Stripe, is now available for free via WooCommerce. The service’s licensing model used to cost between $79-$199 but can now be used free of charge. The news comes at the same time as the release of Atlas, the brand new Stripe…

WordPress 4.5 Arrives in April

by Carly
29 March 2016

It’s only a couple of weeks until WordPress 4.5 is released so it’s the perfect time to take a look at the latest features that we can look forward to seeing in the new version. Theme logo support – Version 4.5 will finally have theme logo support. The long-awaited feature…

Win $2000 with Envato

by Carly
24 March 2016

Theme designers, are you ready? The Envato marketplace is currently running a design competition that will grant five lucky winners $2000. The WordPress platform wants a surge of innovative themes to provide its loyal customer best with the best new designs in the business. Last year, more and more WordPress…

Critical Vulnerability in Elegant Themes

by Carly
21 March 2016

Elegant Themes has become aware of a potentially critical vulnerability in its products and has informed all customers by e-mail. For those who haven’t heard about the issue, here are further details: A vulnerability has been found in the Divi Builder, the themes Divi, Divi Extra and 2.3 (Legacy), and…

Tribune 4.0 is Released

by Carly
16 March 2016

  Great news for fans of WPZoom’s popular news and magazine theme, Tribune: version 4.0 has been released and has debuted a whole host of exciting new features. Some of the new features in the latest version are: Customizer integration Infinity scroll Brand new advertising spaces Improved responsive design A…