WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or via the one click update in your WordPress dashboard.


This release features a number of new features such as an improved visual editor, easier editing of images, gallery previews, an improved Theme browser, and the ability to preview widgets. Details of this release can be found here.

If you have any questions or require assistance with this upgrade please open a support ticket at our help desk and we can assist.

 

WordPress 3.8.2 Security Update

WordPress has released a security update of its blog software. Any site running WordPress should update immediately by using the update feature located in the WordPress dashboard.

Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 3.8.2 within 12 hours. If you are still on WordPress 3.7.1, you will be updated to 3.7.2, which contains the same security fixes as 3.8.2. Older versions of WordPress do not support the automatic upgrade feature.

If you have any questions or require assistance with this upgrade please open a support ticket at our help desk and we can assist.

A WordPress Recipe

wordpressOur friend Mark Krawczuk over at Krawczuk Industries has written a great blog post about how to get started with WordPress. He sums up the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com very nicely.

WordPress is like building and owning your own house (you need to do all of the work and all of the chores, but you can customize all you want) , and WordPress.com is like renting an apartment (all of the work is done and a lot of little things are done for you behind the scenes, and you can focus on just creating the content in the environment provided).

He gives an overview of plugins he uses as well as a very kind plug for our hosting services. Thanks, Mark!

Laughing Squid Web Hosting News & Status WordPress Dashboard Widget

As a hosting customer, there are many ways that you are able to connect with this Status Blog: RSSEmail,TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

Today, there is an another way. Introducing the Laughing Squid Web Hosting News & Status WordPress Dashboard Widget. Now you can keep up to date with news from Laughing Squid Web Hosting whenever you are logged into your WordPress installation.

WordPress 3.3.2 Security Update

WordPress has released a critical security update of its blog software. Any site running WordPress should be updated immediately by downloading the current version and following the upgrade instructions or automatically upgrading from the Tools > Upgrade page of your dashboard.

If you have any questions or require assistance with this upgrade please open a support ticket at our help desk and we can assist.