The following photos were added to the list of photos available to members of Frugal Web Guy. With the addition of these 25 photos, the total available photos was brought up to 375. This is on top of all of the other available resources and training items available to members.
The first security and maintenance release for WordPress 4.7 was released today to fix 8 security issues affecting 4.7 and earlier versions. This means that if you are on one of the lower 4.x versions (such as 4.6.2), those should have an update release as well. Be sure to update your sites if they are not auto updated.
Read more information about this update over on WordPress.org at https://wordpress.org/news/2017/01/wordpress-4-7-1-security-and-maintenance-release/.
As part of WordPress's commitment to maintain the WordPress core, 4.7.3 (the third maintenance release for WordPress 4.7), has been released and includes the following security corrections: Continue reading "WordPress 4.7.3 Maintenance Release"
10 new photos have been uploaded for Frugal Web Guy customers to access. This is part of my weekly commitment to provide new content on a regular basis. Nothing is worse, to me at least, then to have a stale web site with zero new content being added. These photos are available in the usual 1920x1080 pixel size and are all original photos taken by me on my ventures around United States. The areas currently covered by photos uploaded include the following states: Continue reading "New Photos Added"
After much consideration, work is underway on My Simple Theme 1.0.7. One of the biggest changes is in the Fonts & Colors Theme Options tab, as things are more structured now. Continue reading "My Simple Theme 1.0.7 Coming Soon!"
The My Simple Sections plugin is using a dated, but still usable core, thanks to Custom Meta Boxes by HumanMade. While this still works, I am overhauling the plugin to remove this from the core and instead create tailored code for creating custom fields, for data entry. This should remove a bit of items from the core, and allow for more items to be added easier in the future. The total size of the plugin should also shrink a bit. More information about this change coming soon!
If you are a member of the Frugal Web Guy Family, you are aware that along with amazing video based training, you get some awesome features. One of the newest features coming is a WordPress plugin which will allow for stylized forms. The first part is stylized radio button.
Out of the box, all of your content is visible, unless your site (or parts of it) are being a paywall (think members only), set to private or protected from public viewing in some other manner. With these two amazing free plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository, you can selectively show or hide some of the content on your site. This week, I am putting together training for these plugins. Continue reading "Restricting View Access in WordPress"
For the upcoming 1.0.5, I was looking for a way to allow for widgets to be added to the same area of the top menu. The idea was provided by a Web design client, wanting to have social icons to the right of the top menu. I did not want to rely on a plugin, as the few I could find were outdated, last updated 2 years ago. So, after several tailored Google searches, I stumbled upon a tutorial by Justin Tadlock, which provided the answer I was looking for, even though the post is from 2009 it still works great. Continue reading "Widgetized Menu Area"
MailChimp does away with the free Mandrill email service. Elevates to MailChimp paid add-on for paid MailChimp accounts, starting March 16th.
You heard that correctly folks! Starting today, Marc 16th, Mandrill (previously a free service offering to send up to 12,000 of your precious emails to newsletter subscribers) has become a paid add-on for paying members of MailChimp. That means, in addition to shelling out at least 10 bucks a month for 500 subscribers (more per month if you have more subscribers), mandrill will no longer be a free service. You have until April 27th to merge it with a paying MailChimp Account or export out your data. Continue reading "SendGrid vs Mandrill: Free vs Paid Add-on to MailChimp"