WordPress 5 is now available!

WordPress 5.0

It’s official! WordPress 5.0 is now available. If you do not own a WordPress maintenance plan from us and you manage your own site, we strongly suggest that you do not update to this version for a couple of weeks. WordPress 5.0 introduces major changes to the content editor and that could impact negatively your…

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WordPress 5.0 is coming. What’s going to happen?

WordPress 5.0 - Gutenberg

If you follow the WordPress news, you know that the launch of version 5.0 is coming. This could happen in November (we doubt it) or at the beginning of 2019. This major version could create problems on your website depending on your current setup. As WordPress experts performing maintenance work, we recently got in touch…

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Warning: WordPress 4.9.6 Really is a Major Update

WordPress disguised minor update

We are days away from 4.9.6. This is no minor release. If releasing Gutenberg, the new website editor, is a statement for WordPress version 5.0, this next update is for GDPR and really should be using a different version number such as 4.10… even if WordPress never went past “.9” in previous versions.   Why does this…

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Understanding the different types of hosting for WordPress

Launching a WordPress website online means having hosting. There are numerous types of hosting to consider, each of which have their benefits, pitfalls and target groups.   Free Hosted Service wordpress.com is a free platform that is maintained and owned by Automattic. Automattic is owned by Matt Mullenweg, who is the benevolent dictator for life…

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Our involvement in The WP Crowd

One of the thing we believe in at SatelliteWP is sharing our knowledge and giving back to the community. Because we’ve all been helped by other more knowledgeable people when we started, and because karma is a good thing. As such, SatelliteWP’s co-founders are part of various online and business communities, and one of those is…

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Let’s Encrypt now supports wildcards

Let's Encrypt wildcard

The non-profit Let’s Encrypt, created to encourage the use of SSL certificates for free, announced earlier this week that the usage of “wildcard” certificates was now possible. Last June, Let’s Encrypt told the world that wildcard would be available in January 2018. However, we had to wait as the project was delayed.   But what…

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Google will force the transition to HTTPS for July 2018

Google Chrome HTTPS

By marking sites not using SSL certificate with the mention “Not secure” if a form contained confidential data this last September, Google sent a clear message that the unsecured web was destined to disappear. With the soon to be released version 68 of Chrome, Chrome’s security product manager Emily Schechter recently announced that the measure would…

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Looking for a Front-End Web Developer!

Are you a Front-End Web Developer wanting to work on projects that have a daily impact on clients? You’re in the right spot! SatelliteWP is currently looking for a Front-End Developer experienced in working with WordPress for its Laval office. This person will do design work, validate technical feasibility, create wireframes, integrate mockups and ensure…

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