Latest News from WPStudio


Two scheduled webinars this week:
How to extend any WordPress theme with sidebars and menus on Wednesday at 3:00 pm
The second preview of next week’s WPStudio’s WordPress Dev Camp on Thursday at 1:00 pm and this event is free for all to attend.  Register here.

SEO Studio (the first beta) has been released to members of WPStudio.

Don’t forget that the week-long Dev Camp next week is only open to members of WPStudio.  Learn more about the membership and how to join. (You can also ask for a coupon) 🙂


Code Studio (v1.1) has been released. Now including Sass preprocessing, integrated debugging, and simplified conditional logic.

Update Posted on : May 24, 2017

Voce Theme (v1.9.7.2) updated to include a new code snippet area, rewritten header title tag implementation, and code and typo fixes.

Update Posted on : May 24, 2017


Using Dashicons in WordPress Theme

Many WordPress users learn about using Dashicons when they go to create their first Custom Post Type and assign a Dashicon to represent that Custom Post Type in the Admin menu.  But then the frustration begins as soon as you attempt to use a Dashicon on the frontend of the site.

The developer resources at WordPress.org make it extremely easy to copy/paste either the Glyph, HTML, or CSS version of a Dashicon.  But if you have ever tried to copy/paste a Dashicon into a widget area or a post you would have experienced the frustration of nothing showing up.

Why?

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WordPress 4.7.5 has been released

Like with any WordPress update that gets released, it is always a good idea to make sure you have a solid backup before you update.  But I’m sure the actual question many of you have is what’s in this latest maintenance release?

  • This is mainly a security release that patches 3 bugs as well.
  • 4.7.5 patches the following security issues
    • Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class.
    • Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API.
    • Lack of capability checks for post meta data in the XML-RPC API.
    • A cross-site request forgery (CRSF) vulnerability in the filesystem credentials dialog.
    • A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability when uploading large files.
    • A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Customizer.

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The Power of the Body Class in WordPress

For many WordPress users who are stepping beyond the basics of WordPress and starting to customize different parts of a site based on the site’s template hierarchy, it can get pretty daunting to figure out WHICH page template is being used to render WHICH part.  The heart of this answer is in understanding more about WordPress template hierarchy. There is even a very useful visual map to help find your way to the right template.

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The NEW Loop Studio plugin (v 1.8.10) is out and available in member’s Account Areas. See today’s video webinar for more information.

Update Posted on : May 15, 2017

Two scheduled webinars:
FREE EVENT on Wednesday  on Rebuilding a Personal Site with the Voce Theme (public registration)
On Thursday, members will talk about Social Integration between WordPress and Facebook.

The new Loop Studio plugin is releasing today and we’ll have a launch webinar later today as well.

I’ll also be releasing information on the upcoming week-long WordPress Dev Camp this week.


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