New WordPress 3.1.3 Security Features

A month in advance of the major 3.2 release scheduled for the end of June, WordPress released version 3.1.3 yesterday, which includes several new security features that harden the code against hacker threats. Two in particular caught my eye, and one matches the trend of unusual hits I’ve seen in my site statistics. See why these updates are important and what other measures you will want to take to protect your site.

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New WordPress 3.2 Features

WordPress 3.2 is scheduled to be released near the end of June. The beta version is out and I’ve given it a test drive, including the new Twenty Eleven theme. Some folks are making a big deal out of nothing with a few of the improvements, and totally skipping the real news on the upgrade. Read on to see what I mean.

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WordPress Magazine Style Theme Review

Magazine style themes have become very popular in the last couple of years. Many new site owners are drawn to their visual appeal without really understanding how the theme works and if it is a good fit for their content. In this video theme review, I show you all the elements of the theme, how it works with your content, and what’s easy or costly to have customized.

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