It has been announced that WordPress version 3.2 (we are currently at version 3.1.2) will have new minimum requirements. Version 3.2 is expected to be released at the end of June 2011. At present the minimum requirements, in relation to PHP and MySQL, to run WordPress are: PHP version 4.3 or … [Read more...] about New Minimum Requirements for using WordPress
WordPress.org (self-hosted) software is very secure. The apparent WordPress security flaws often have nothing to do with the software itself but rather problems with the host, hosting setup or configuration of the software. One reads about WordPress Sites being hacked however it is usually a SQL … [Read more...] about 5 ESSENTIAL WordPress Security Steps
WordPress originated as Blogging software. Since those early days, WordPress has developed into the leading Content Management System (CMS) used by large to small organizations as well as individuals. The key strengths of WordPress is its ease of use and robustness that makes it simple enough for … [Read more...] about How WordPress Fits Together
WordPress is well known for its ‘Famous 5-Minute Install’; getting up and running with WordPress generally takes five minutes. All that is needed is a hosting account (or a local install with the likes of Xampp), a MySQL database and the WordPress install files. Well, the great news is that with … [Read more...] about WordPress 3 – The Famous 2-Minute Install
There are thousands of WordPress Plugins available which do all sorts of awesome things. Here are the five plugins which I use on every WordPress site I set-up or administer: All in One SEO Pack This is one of the most popular Wordpress Plugins and for good reason. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) … [Read more...] about 5 Absolutely ESSENTIAL WordPress Plugins
Sun Microsystems has been acquired by Oracle Corporation (after it looked like Sun would be part of the IBM stable). Of particular interest to many bloggers and corporate Internet Application developers is what will happen with MySQL, the GNU General Public License (GPL) database engine. A Bit … [Read more...] about Oracle likes MySQL – but why?