WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released: What's New?

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WordPress 4.6 known as “Pepper” in honour of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, was just released and is now available for download, installing through Softaculous or as an update in your existing WordPress dashboard.

It is the second major release of the year 2016, and delivers some exciting new improvements, as well as it fixes several bugs.

The new features in version 4.6 will help you to focus on the essential things while feeling more at "home", as explained by the WordPress crew.

In this article, we will show you what is new in WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” and which features you should try after updating your web sites.

Let's Encrypt is now available: Free SSL Certificates for all!

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We are happy to announce that we have integrated Let's Encrypt on the majority of our Shared and Reseller servers and we are now able to offer free SSL certificates.

Hello Joomla 3.5!

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Joomla 3.5

The development of the new Joomla 3.5 started back in November, 2015, and five months later it is official and finally out.

It comes with 34 new functions, and many other improvements.

Main thing about Joomla 3.5? It now fully supports PHP 7, which significantly increases the web site speed!

Recommended WordPress Caching Plugins

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Recommended WordPress Caching Plugins

Caching can significantly increase the performance of your WordPress web site by improving it's loading time and reducing the generated CPU usage.

As a dynamic content management system (CMS), for every visitor's request it has to process, WordPress has to connect to it's database, check if the requested page exists, then output it's content.

That might not be an issue for web sites that does not receive a lot of traffic, however a sudden spike caused by search engine spiders or just increase in the usual visitors, can quickly cause your WordPress web site to generate high CPU usage on the server, while trying to process needless duplicate requests over and over again.

Caching also makes sites much faster, as each page load doesn't have to do all of the heavy lifting usually required to generate the page - so is vital in ensuring your website is as fast as possible.

How to Optimise & Improve a Website Performance

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How to Optimise Your Web Site for Better Performance

For a webmaster or business that relays on it's online presence, there is nothing worse than a slow loading web site.

Slow loading web site could drive your visitors and potential customers and profits away.

Unoptimised web sites are often ranked lower in the Search Engine results.