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WooCommerce 3.0.4 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 3.0.4 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~77 commits made it into this fix release. The full changelog is below. * Fix - Variations were not inheriting the...

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WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release

After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the...

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WooCommerce 3.0.3 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 3.0.3 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. This release fixes several issues we’ve had reported and found ourselves whilst monitoring the support forums. The full...

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WooCommerce 3.0.2 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 3.0.2 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. This release fixes several issues we’ve had reported and found ourselves whilst monitoring the support forums. The full...

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WooCommerce 3.0.1 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 3.0.1 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. This release fixes issues reported since 3.0.0 launch on Github and the support forums. The full changelog is below. *...

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Say hello to WooCommerce 3.0 “Bionic Butterfly”

Today we’re excited to release WooCommerce 3.0 (previously 2.7), dubbed the “Bionic Butterfly”, into the wild! 3.0 has been in beta since December, development since August, and has had over 3000 commits from 115 contributors. Read on to find out what’s new! 3.0 is a...

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WooCommerce 3.0.0 RC2

WooCommerce 3.0.0 RC2 is available for testing. This fixes a bunch of issues from 3.0.0 RC1 which we’ve spent the last 2 weeks working on. Notable fixes include: Fixed some edge case gallery issues such as galleries with no images, and zoom image sizes when flexslider...

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WooCommerce 3.0.0 RC1

This was quite the week. A few days ago we announced the decision to reversion and release 2.7 as 3.0.0. This was due to finding a critical bug in the way the system handles timestamps, which wasn’t caught sooner, and requests from third-party extension developers for...

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WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file...

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WooCommerce 2.7 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WooCommerce 2.7 “Bionic Butterfly” is now available! Shipping a release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with hundreds of thousands of stores and so many plugins and themes which declare WooCommerce support, it’s possible we’ve...

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WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release

WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues: The user interface for assigning taxonomy...

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WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release on December 6, 2016 and we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.1. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update...

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WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it. Introducing WordPress 4.7...

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Moving Toward SSL

We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions are critical for...

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WordPress 4.7 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.7 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.7 on Tuesday, December 6, but we need your help to...

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WordPress 4.7 Beta 4

WordPress 4.7 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll...

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WordCamp US 2017-2018 in Nashville

The title says it all. We had some great applications for cities to host WordCamp US after we finish up in Philadelphia this year, and the city chosen for 2017-2018 is Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the other great applications we got I’m also excited about the...

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WordPress 4.7 Beta 3

WordPress 4.7 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll...

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WordPress 4.7 Beta 2

WordPress 4.7 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll...

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Create a site-specific WordPress Plugin

To create a site specific plugin, all you need to do is go to your site’s wp-content/plugins folder, create a new folder called “site-specific-plugin”. Inside that, create a new PHP file, called “site-specific-plugin.php”. The file’s name MUST be the exact same as the...

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Plesk: MySQL server has gone away

During a transfer/migration or when importing a database with PHPmyadmin  you may get the error message "MySQL server gone away". The two most common issues are: Server timed out and closed the connection Server dropped an incorrect or too large packet In order to fix...

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Create a MySQL super user in Plesk

If you need to create a new user that will have access to all databases as root follow this steps: 1. Login to MySQL as root [crayon-58ff0ab315e79570906538/] 2. Add the new user (adjust the username and password) [crayon-58ff0ab315e7d183870548/]...

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How to run cPanel backup manually

You can run the cPanel backup manually if you SSH as root. First you need to configure the backup from WHM. For the new backup system run: [crayon-58ff0ab316050598050735/] For the legacy backup system run: [crayon-58ff0ab316055682758987/]  

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