WordPress 4.8 – “Evans”

WordPress

Named after William John Evans, WordPress 4.8 brought in a few new features for us to add into our utility belt.  Here’s what “Evans” gave us.

New Widget Updates
Images can now be added directly into widgets without having to manually enter image URLs. A couple clicks, and your media file is dropped right in. Video widgets now exist and can be added into your front page or sidebar. Audio is now supported and can be converted into a widget, and standard widgets now include rich text formatting.  Read More »

Southland Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

Southland Federal Credit Union

Congratulations to Southland Federal Credit Union on their brand new website!

The new website for this credit union in Texas was built to look phenomenal on not only desktops, but mobile devices and tablets. Stepping up from their previous static site, this responsive theme includes features this credit union wanted for their dedicated members – including direct Online Banking login features, Shared Branching and ATM locators, and aesthetically pleasing news and promotions. The organization of this brand new site allows Southland FCU members to easily find and utilize all the tools a solid credit union offers, with a sleek new look.

Check out the newly released Southland Federal Credit Union Website.

Outdated and Vulnerable WordPress Plugins

WordFence

On May 10th, Wordfence released a compiled list of WordPress plugins which have not been updated in over two years and have had several reported vulnerabilities. All of these plugins are currently available for installation on the WordPress Marketplace. Wordfence states that these are issues that have existed for over two years, all of which have been previously publicly disclosed.  Read More »

WordPress 4.8 – Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

WordPress

On April 22nd WordPress.org officially announced that they will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, beginning with WP 4.8. This is due to Microsoft discontinuing support for these browsers back in January 2016. The lack of updates define these browsers as security risks, and are considered to be “holding back WordPress development” according to Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of WordPress’ parent company Automattic.

Global Internet Explorer usage has been declining for years, and now sits at just 4.18% of all internet users. Combined, only 0.91% of users are utilizing IE 8, 9, or 10.
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Boosting Internet Speeds

Boosting Internet Speed

If your internet speed seems to be dragging behind lately, try some of these correctional techniques to revitalize your connectivity.

Perform local updates

Slow speeds can be caused by a lack of updated tools.

  • Internet browsers can auto-update, but that doesn’t imply that you are using the most up to date version. Check your settings to verify that you are running the most recent version of your browser, or download it directly from their website.
  • The same goes for your operating system. Don’t be overly dependent on auto-updates for your software. There are various methods to go about this, depending on the OS you are using. Computers running Windows can be updated by searching “Update” in your task bar. Macs are updated through the top menu in the App Store. Linux users can update using terminal commands (varying depending on the OS).
  • Routers can also get occasional firmware updates. Implementing these varies significantly, so do some research on your router company’s website for instructions for updates (if there are any available)
  • Could it be your device causing the slowdown? Be sure to update your phones, tablets, and other devices you have connected to the web.

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CU*Answers Launches the Online Store

The New CU*Answers Online Store

CU*Answers is taking the next step in our commitment to online retailing. The CU*Answers Online Store contains products and services from multiple CU*Answers departments and is growing in size each day. Incorporating all the major perks of modern e-commerce including featured and suggested products, descriptive content, and aesthetically pleasing organization – ordering services from CU*Answers has never been easier.

Visit today and experience the future of CU*Answers-  https://store.cuanswers.com/