WordPress

WordPress 3.3.2 Release Notes

WordPress officially released WordPress 3.3.2 today.

Here are the official WordPress 3.3.2 release notes:

Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates:

  • Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media.
  • SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins.
  • SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed Flash content, and may still be in use by plugins and themes.

WordPress 3.3.2 also addresses:

  • Limited privilege escalation where a site administrator could deactivate network-wide plugins when running a WordPress network under particular circumstances.
  • Cross-site scripting vulnerability when making URLs clickable.
  • Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in redirects after posting comments in older browsers, and when filtering URLs.

A full log of the changes made for 3.3.2 can be found at http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset?new=20550%40branches%2F3.3&old=20087%40branches%2F3.3

Small Business, Tips, Web Design, Web Development

Three Trends in Website Design for Midsize Businesses

These three web design trends are just a few of those we’re seeing, but they are the ones that can make the biggest difference in a company’s online presence and, ultimately, their bottom line. 

Because website development and design are always changing, one of the things we hear a lot at Cat on the Couch are questions that begin with “Does my website need…”    Then comes the list: a shopping cart, a video section, a blog, a gaming component, a photo section, a calendar, more copy, less copy, more pictures, fewer pictures, mobile capability, tablet capability, social media, welcome pages, splash pages, independent sites that link to the main site—and it goes on and on.Read more

WordPress

WordPress 3.3.1 Released

Tonight, WordPress released an important security updated to version 3.3. The official statement from WordPress is below.

“WordPress 3.3.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 15 issues with WordPress 3.3, as well as a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability that affected version 3.3. Thanks to Joshua H., Hoang T., Stefan Zimmerman, Chris K. and the Go Daddy security team for responsibly disclosing the bug to our security team.

Download 3.3.1 or visit Dashboard → Updates in your site admin.”

Site Launches, WordPress

Moustache USA Website Goes Live

This week we wrapped up a new design for Moustache: Greenwich Tonsorial & Masters of Tattoo.

Moustache USA came to us back in July for some minor updates before quickly realizing it was time to do a complete overhaul.

In keeping with the work we’ve been doing for the past few years we created a custom theme for WordPress. This will allow the Moustache USA team to update the site whenever they want.

Below we’ve included some screenshots of our design process. You can see how the design evolved from Version 1 to the final design. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

If you need some help with WordPress, Web Design, or Web Development feel free to contact us.

WordPress

Watch Wordcamp San Francisco Live

Wordcamp San Francisco officially starts today and if you are not able to make it or couldn’t get a ticket you are able to watch it from the comfort of your desk.

To watch the live stream you have to buy a ticket and you can do that here.

Here is the official statement from WordPress…
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Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

P2 1.3.1 Released

If you use the P2 theme for WordPress then you should be seeing an update in your WordPress admin panel.

The changes in P2 1.3.1 are:

  • Change sticky post color to blue, and place new posts after sticky posts
  • Reset the height of the new post textearea after a successful post
  • Do not confuse logged out with offline: better logged out/offline error handling
  • Add author template so P2 can catch 404 request to non-existent authors on current blog
  • Use user_nicename for @-name mention hint, since that is what mentions uses

There are however a few bugs being reported on the P2 support forum so we wouldn’t recommend updating just yet. We would imagine a fixed version will be released in a few weeks.

If you need help updating your P2 theme feel free to contact us.