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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.

Presenting Twenty Seventeen

A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers.

Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets,...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2016/12/vaughan/

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 SSL available, just as Javascript is an almost necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions for performance, SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle our users are going to face.

SSL basically means the link between your browser and the server is encrypted. SSL used to be difficult to implement, and often expensive or slow. Modern browsers, and...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2016/12/moving-toward-ssl/

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We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.1 RC 1.

This version contains further refinements to the fantastic features of 7.1, which includes an all new Admin Dashboard, Premium Domains, Stripe, Automation Task Status Tracking, New Product & Domain Statuses and more...

The RC is available from today for all WHMCS users. Users of WHMCS 7 can download the update using the Automatic Update utility and users of earlier versions can download it here.

As always, please remember this is a pre-...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=121746

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We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.0.2.

This is a maintenance release for the 7.0 series of WHMCS that includes bug fixes & other updates.

Users of WHMCS 7 can update automatically using the Automatic Updater. Simply navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS to begin the process.

We are also providing both a full release and incremental patch set upgrade for manual updates. If you are running the immediate previous release 7.0.1, you can use the incremental patch set to upgrade. G...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=121646

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WHMCS 7.1 introduces new and easier ways to track and monitor the automated actions that your WHMCS installation performs for you on a daily basis.

Beginning with the new Automation Overview dashboard widget, key information and stats that would previously only have been available by looking in the daily cron report email are now at your finger tips, with statistics such as number of invoices generated, credit cards captured and accounts suspended.

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Graphs show the trends and patterns for each...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=121482

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 get there. If you haven’t tested 4.7 yet, now is the time! To test WordPress 4.7, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

WordPress 4.7 is a jam-packed release, with a...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2016/11/wordpress-4-7-release-candidate/

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ICANN's New Transfer Policy comes into effect from the beginning of next month setting out new rules regarding changing or updating a domain name's registrant contact information. In this blog article, we take a look at what this means for WHMCS users.

What is the New Transfer Policy?

The Transfer Policy, formerly known as "Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy" or IRTP, sets out how domain transfers should be handled. Up until now, this policy only covered domain transfers between registrars. From...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=121202

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Over the last weeks we have sent mixed messages about Joomla! 3.7 and what will be included in the final version. Without having an alpha/beta version published this is always complicated but with this post we are trying to clear the air.

Let us start with an organizational change, because of personal reasons we had to change the release lead for 3.7 and we have set Robert Deutz (CMS maintainer and former PLT member) as the 3.7 Release...

Read more @ http://feeds.joomla.org/~r/JoomlaAnnouncements/~3/UPFKIvZaapw/5692-road-to-joomla-3-7.html

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We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.1 Beta 1.

Version 7.1 is a feature packed release including an all new Admin Dashboard, Premium Domains, Stripe, Automation Task Status Tracking, New Product & Domain Statuses and more...

The beta is available from today for all WHMCS users. Users of WHMCS 7 can download the update using the Automatic Update utility and users of earlier versions can download it here.

As always, please remember this is a pre-production release and as such is not...

Read more @ http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=121090

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 want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

For more information on what’s new in 4.7, check out the Beta 1,Beta 2, and Beta 3 blog posts, along with in-depth developer guides on make/core. We’ve made abo...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2016/11/wordpress-4-7-beta-4/

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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 pipeline of communities that could host it in future years as WordCamp US travels across the United States and gives us an opportunity to learn and love a new city, as we have with Philadelphia.

By the way, if you haven’t yet, now is a g...

Read more @ https://wordpress.org/news/2016/11/wordcamp-us-2017-2018-in-nashville/

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