Blog

  • Coloring Your Images With Duotone Filters
    Created by Alex Lende Beginning with WordPress 5.8, you can colorize your image and cover blocks with duotone filters! Duotone can add a pop of color to your designs and style your images to integrate well with your themes. Filters? Like on Instagram? Duotone doesn’t work in quite the same way as Instagram filters. Whereas Instagram filters do color adjustments (color levels/curves and sometimes a vignette for the photo editors among us), the new duotone filters entirely replace the colors of your images. Photo by Charles Pragnell. You can think of the duotone effect as a black and white filter, but instead of the shadows being black and the highlights being white, you pick your own colors for the shadows and highlights. For example, a grayscale filter can be created by selecting black and white as shadow/highlight colors, and a sepia filter by choosing brown and tan. Analogous colors can add a subtle effect and work well for cover backgrounds where the overlaid text still needs..
  • WP Briefing: Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress
    https://wordpress.org/news/files/2021/05/WP-Briefining-009.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 11:49 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy provides a map of how to navigate WordPress teams and communication channels, along with her small list of big things. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected], either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin HartzlerLogo: Beatriz FialhoProduction: Chloé BringmannSong: Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod References https://www.meetup.com/pro/wordpress/https://make.wordpress.org/https://chat.wordpress.org/Make WordPress SlackWordCamp Europe, June 7-9WordCamp Japan, June 20-26The Sixth call for testing on Template Editing The upcoming drop of Internet Explorer 11 support Transcript Josepha Haden Chomphosy 00:10 Hello, everyone, and welcome to the WordPress briefing, the podcast where you ..
  • Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11
    Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released over 7 years ago and is currently used by less than 1% of all users on the Internet with usage rapidly declining. A large majority of popular websites have already stopped supporting IE11 (including Microsoft Teams in 2020), and even the Microsoft 365 apps and services will be dropping support later this year. When WordPress 5.8 is released in July of this year, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported. If you are currently using IE11, it is strongly recommended that you switch to a more modern browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. IE11 users have been shown a warning that IE11 is considered outdated in the WordPress dashboard for the last 17+ months. If you are already using one of the more modern browsers above, you will only be positively impacted by this change, as there are performance benefits to dropping IE11 support. However, if any other users of your site are still using IE11, it’s possi..
  • WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release
    WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. This security release features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8. You can update to WordPress 5.7.2 by downloading from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. Security Updates One security issue affecting WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issue: Object injection in PHPMailer, CVE-2020-36326 and CVE-2018-19296. Thank you to the members of the WordPress security team for implementing these fixes in WordPress. For more information refer to the version 5.7.2 HelpH..

Create your free account today!