Security update for Display Widgets (third party) plugin

We notify all of our customers of a security update of the third party plugin “Display Widgets” used by some of our themes as a recommended plugin to immediately update this plugin due to a possible malware detection in the files of “Display Widgets” plugin ( see full investigation here ).

Safe (clean) versions of this plugin:

  • pre-version 2.0.5
  • or the latest version 2.7

Any other version you have installed please update it urgently.

Note: if you have already updated (or attempted to update) this plugin to the latest version (2.7) but the update notification keeps appearing in your WordPress plugins admin page – that means you have already secured your site and you have the clean (safe) version of the plugin installed.

displaywidgets-safe-version-update-notification-persist

If this is what you see on your site then no further actions needed.

 

 

Why We Use Jetpack Premium and You Should Too

As a webmaster getting to know your site, you are naturally going to start digging into the deeper details. Setting up the theme, getting the layout right and tweaking the design to your liking can be incredibly fun, and it keeps you entertained for quite some time. But the more you learn the more you discover. More specifically, you come across tools to help your site rank higher, respond better to different devices, and overall enhance user experience. Ideas start playing in your head about what you can possibly achieve, which leads to searching for bigger and better things to make your ideas happen. If you were thinking about using a WordPress Jetpack alternative, think again.

The Jetpack plugin is one, if not the most, empowering plugin for your WordPress site.

Consider the following article as a WordPress Jetpack premium review, because that’s the main focus point. It’s the plugin that covers an incredible array of bases, and it’s something every web owner should have in his or her arsenal. At the moment the Jetpack plugin is operating on more than 1 million sites, and the number keeps growing. It could be because the same people who created WordPress stand behind Jetpack, namely Automattic. Or it could be because Jetpack is simply so powerful. 

Minimal Blogging WordPress Themes for Creative Portfolios, Photographers and Designers

The latest word being associated with high quality sites is “minimalism”. While there used to be a time where designers wanted to cram as much as possible into a single page, and explore a lot of interesting ways to ultimately navigate the site, it’s not the case anymore. The tide is turning towards more simple clean WordPress themes that look absolutely brilliant, provide incredible flexibility and only enhances user experience.

Look to simple clean WordPress themes for your portfolio

The fact is online visitors have had enough with unnecessary distractions. Now they want fresh designs that help them to escape in a sense, not lock them in. For photographers, designers, or any other specialist within the visually creative field, a portfolio should make a first impression. But that’s not going to happen if the site design is taking all the attention away from your posts?

You are looking for a minimal blogging WordPress theme that will help your work stand out. But more importantly, you want a theme that will exhibit photos and pictures with a supporting touch. 

We got featured on WordPress.org themes front page

We have noticed a large traffic spike the other day on our Google Analytics screen and after a little searching we found out that the official WordPress.org repository has been showing on of our free WordPress themes Longevity on their front page.

Even though the theme was placed on the very bottom at position #15 of the main page we have received more than a 1000 downloads in a single day which for us is an amazing boost.

Simple to use Portfolio WordPress Themes for Photographers

Photo sharing is quite a big thing on the web. Whether it’s done as a hobby or professionally, about 41 million people were invested in taking and sharing photos during 2016. If you are one those people then you’ll know how important it is to get an image gallery WordPress theme that grabs attention, given all the competition.

So what should you look for in a photography WordPress theme?

Suggestions for a clean WordPress theme for photographers

Frankly, there are many paths you can follow. But the most popular has to be minimalist photo blogging themes. There’s a reason why you took the photo and you don’t want to draw unnecessary attention away from the pictures. In other words, you can’t go wrong with an easy to use theme for photographers that aim to support your hobby or profession. You have the ability to tweak and change everything, and you don’t have to worry about going too far.

More fresh new changes at Shaped Pixels

Just over two years ago, I created a site called Shaped Pixels where I designed and released various styles of WordPress themes—both free and premium versions alike. I can easily say that it’s been interesting and rewarding to continue being part of the WordPress community as the overall market is continuously progressing to better things. I know this because 26% of the internet uses WordPress!

I did something I never thought I would do

You might have noticed that the Shaped Pixels website looks a little different…OK, a lot different! Not only did I change the site visually, I also did something I never thought I would do which was to change from using the Joomla content management system (CMS) to WordPress! I am guessing most didn’t know I was running my site on Joomla, but that is a story for another time. 

Using the Custom CSS Editor in WordPress

Something new is coming to WordPress 4.7 that is due to be released in just over a month from the writing of this article. It’s something that is making many people shrug with puzzlement and a question of…why are they doing this? Trust me, it even makes me wonder what is wrong with the priorities of the core WordPress development team. Sure there’s going to be several new things in 4.7, but why this…

Get free WordPress themes with full support

As some people may already know, each WordPress theme I design has a free version that is often designated with the added term “Lite” which represents the theme as being free and basic or limited features. The “Lite” versions give the end-user the option of using it for their website, or as a testing stage before purchasing the pro version…or any other premium WordPress themes I offer.

Using WordPress as a website without a blog

Something interesting happened today when I was on Twitter. I came across a tweet from WPTavern which posted an article introducing a new plugin that disabled most of the blogging features of WordPress. Technically it doesn’t remove them from WordPress, but rather it hides them from the website administrator (you). I read the post and immediately went to download this plugin because I wanted to try it out on a new installation of WordPress. So why does this interest me? Keep reading…