May 2021 WordPress Newsletter

Posted on May 18, 2021 in Content, Main

WORDPRESS UPDATE On May 19, 2021 we will updating most of the sites to WordPress 5.7.2. This is a short cycle security update. We will install security updates on the productions sites after a quick test period on some test WordPress sites. The next major WordPress release will be WordPress 5.8. SOH PARENT THEME We ...
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Replacement for ET Shortcodes

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in Content, Main

ET shortcodes (plugin) does not work with WordPress 5.7 and in some cases WordPress 5.6.2. The Shortcodes Ultimate (plugin) will replace the ET shortcodes. All pages, posts, menus and widgets using ET shortcode code will have to be replaced with Shortcodes Ultimate code. You may have used the following to add the ET shortcodes to ...
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The WordPress 5.0 release uses what is called the “block editor” to edit/create pages and posts. The block editor is also referred to as Gutenberg ( Gutenberg replaces the Microsoft Word-like editing features by using blocks to add content and build posts/pages. A content block may be comprised of:  Regular text  Images  Video embeds  Buttons  ...
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ETS is requiring that all web forms include a CAPTCHA field for security purposes. The CAPTCHA service has already been pre-registered with your WordPress site’s Gravity Forms plugin. A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot. The term CAPTCHA ...
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Using Columns within the Body

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Content

Grid Size The website is designed on top of a 12 column responsive grid system. In the past, people would resort to using tables to layout design elements on a web page. However, that method does not comply with Section 508 standards. Section 508 standards recommend that you use CSS to layout web pages. The grid ...
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Guidelines for Safe Posting

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Content, Security

Site Administrators are bestowed a lot of power with an administrator account. But with that power comes great responsibility. Admins should be aware that they have the unfiltered_html capability. Editor and contributor roles are restricted from posting these types of scripts into the text editor. Upon save, any potentially dangerous HTML markup or JavaScript will get ...
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Accordion Shortcode

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Content

Accordions are useful when needing to condense a large amount of content into a small display area.  Below is the shortcode used to create an accordion.  Upon saving and viewing the page, the shortcode will turn into an accordion box.  The shortcode can be applied in either the Visual or Text view of the editor. ...
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Preventing Display of Usernames

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in Content, Security

Overview The most frequent type of attack against WordPress is a brute force attack against the login page. Hackers will use automated software in attempt to gain access to a website by trying different combinations of usernames and passwords repeatedly, until a correct combination is found. When usernames are displayed, the hacker’s odds of finding ...
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Removing Inactive User Accounts

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Content, Security

If you are a website administrator, part of your responsibility may involve maintaining the users for your WordPress site.  It is good housekeeping as well as proper security practice to remove users that no longer need access to your website.  For example, if a user leaves your agency, you must remove their user account from ...
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Basic WordPress User Guide

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in Content

Just for you, some screenshot documentation of some basic content management tasks in WordPress.  If you have attended a WordPress training session, this document will serve as a good supplement. WordPress Single Site Basic User Guide WordPress Multisite Basic User Guide