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WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress Updates Itself Automatically Now Now, in version 3.7 and above, WordPress has added a feature where you’ll automatically get updates to the core, WordPress software. Automatic Background Updates (codex.wordpress.org) For WordPress 3.7+, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply minor and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these …

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Network Solutions Problems

Network Solutions Problems

Network Solutions Outage Today There seems to be a problem today with Network Solutions. If you have a domain name, website or DNS hosted with them, you may find that your website is down. There is not a lot that can be done. If they think it’s going to be an extended outage, you may …

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Web3 Server Migration

We’re in the middle of a server migration. It’ll be done in a few days. So far, it’s going well. We’re testing websites as we move them over and we haven’t had any major issues. Our clients should not notice any downtime. Migration work happens during the night and we’re able to move over IP …

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Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) No Longer Supported

No IE 8 Support for New Website Design Microsoft has officially come out with Internet Explorer 10. That means we no longer are supporting IE 8 or any earlier versions. Webstix only supports the two latest versions of major web browsers. Times and software changes and we can’t guarantee that every website we make works …

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Server Drive and Battery Replacement – Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013

UPDATE: We now have a final time slot scheduled: 12/05 01:00 CST A drive went out on web4 and it has been replaced. This is normal as hard drives do fail from time to time. The server might be a little slow but we haven’t noticed anything yet. A RAID battery also needs to be …

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Joomla Upgrade Cycle (Development Path) Update

Joomla Upgrade Cycle (Development Path) Update

Joomla Road Map Update UPDATE: This article is out of date – please refer to: Joomla Extends Releases to Two Years Here’s an interesting article that was just released about the Joomla development path: How upcoming changes may affect your Joomla upgrade schedule (anything-digital.com)   Many site builders have expressed frustration that 18 months was …

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Email Being Kept a Maximum of 60 Days

If you are using webmail to get and manage your email on our servers, then please note that effective November 1, 2012, we wiill be running a nightly process to delete email that is older than 60 days. If you need to keep email, then we suggest either downloading them or else use a program …

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Webstix WordPress Upgrade Policy

Performing WordPress Updates We have updated our policy on doing WordPress upgrades. We’re now waiting on applying major releases. Please see this article for more information: WordPress Releases and Road Map -Tony

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Problems With Upgrading Your Website Software

Problems With Upgrading Your Website Software

Upgrades to Website Software Like Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Drupal and DotNet Nuke We’ve been posting articles here about security lately. It’s very important. There has been a rise in website hacking (not particularly with us but just in general). So why do these hacks happen and what needs to be done to prevent them? What …

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Keep Your Website Software Up to Date

Keep Your Website Software Up to Date

“I Have to Upgrade My Website? What?” Your website is actually running software if you are using a Content Management System or any kind of script (versus just having static, HTML pages) – even if there’s just a tiny script that just sends you an email from a form. This includes websites running WordPress, Joomla, …

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