Category Archives: Features

WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

Last month a new version of WordPress was released. If you haven’t updated yet, we recommend doing so and checking out some of the cool new features. Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. Check out the video below for more info.

The Fruitful WordPress Theme

features-responsiveAs we notice new WordPress themes we always try to pass along any that catch our eye. Today we wanted to find a theme that was very clean in design, but also allowed for a good amount of customization if needed. That’s exactly what the team at Fruitfulcode has done with their free WordPress theme Fruitful. Not only have they created a great WordPress theme, they have also compiled a robust list of write ups that will help guide you while creating your website. So enjoy it, and as always, let us know your thoughts.

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WordPress 3.8 “Parker”

Just in case you haven’t updated your WordPress site to the recent version, here it is!

Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. Check out all the info here.

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Updated Features Include:

Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.

WordPress 3.7 “Basie”

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Hey everyone, we wanted to let you know a new WordPress update is now available for download! Here are some of the features.

  • Updates while you sleep: With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
  • Stronger password recommendations: Your password is your site’s first line of defense. It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.
  • Better global support: Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.

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Create a website with WordPress

The world of website design is fast paced and can be complex. Because of this, we understand the need for quick and fresh options. With TierraNet’s  web hosting package and WordPress easy install, we hope to remove some of the complexities of web design, allowing you to have your website up in a matter of minutes. In the coming months, as we expand our blog, we will be sharing some of our favorite WordPress themes. Overall, our main goal is to provide an easy and fun way for our customers to Put Themselves On The Web.

To start, we wanted to showcase a great WordPress theme called Customizr. Below we have a link to a sample video showing just how easy it is to adjust and make it fit the needs of your website or blog. Enjoy!