Disabling WordPress auto-updates

I’ve already written about WordPress auto-updates, a new hotly contested feature of WordPress 5.5.  I’ve previously said that the best advice I can give is to make sure that plugins involved in non-critical functionality should probably be set to auto-update, as if the plugin stops working, it’s most likely to only affect that functionality and the loss of…

WordPress auto-updates

Recently WordPress 5.5 was released and one of the new features that has been rolled out is the ability to auto-update plugins and themes.  There are mixed opinions on whether this is really a good thing or not, so here’s my take. Firstly, how you can you enable this functionality?  It isn’t enabled out of the…

Upgrade to WordPress 5.5

In general my upgrade to WordPress 5.5 has been pretty seamless, across all of the client sites that I maintain.  This is good news! One of the main issues that I’ve come across is with a few of the sites running older themes (despite my recommendations to let me update or create a custom theme…

Pluralsight free weekend

Exciting news—Pluralsight are having another free weekend, like they did last year, making every one of their 6,500+ expert-led video courses, 40+ interactive courses, and 20+ projects, all free for one weekend only. Apologies for the American date format there, but here in the UK that’s from 4pm on Friday 14th August till 7am on Monday…

Monitoring javascript events

I recently discovered and wrote about monitoring javascript functions in the console using monitor() – very handy and well worth a read if you’re interested in these kind of things. Whilst I was at it, I also re-discovered monitorEvents(), which I’d completely forgotten about.  This works by letting you actually monitor the event itself, rather than the…