April 9, 2014
by Kitty Florido

Stop Automatic WordPress Updates

wp-updateFor the everyday user, WordPress automatic updates is a lifesaver. They don’t have to worry about anything major. But, for business running their own sites and client’s sites on WordPress, it is very important not to be updating WordPress, it’s plugins or the theme automatically. Why? Sometimes us, those who configure their sites and make them work just the way the client needs, avoid to use the latest update. Not because we don’t want to, but because some of the plugins we use for such sites are not updated ahead of time but rather days or weeks after the update has been released.

However, I do recommend having the latest version of WordPress installed when possible. Each version gives us better security updates and features.

So, for those who want to Stop Automatic WordPress Updates, just add this to your wp-config.php file

define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );

And that’s all there is to it! Hope this helps you!

March 30, 2014
by Kitty Florido

Social Media Image Maker by Autre Planète

APOne of the things that designers need to keep up with is all the different branding guidelines and specs from all the different networks and services like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Flickr (just to mention a few).

I have developed several PSD freebies over the years, but a site I’ve found useful (mainly to take out the specific sizes I need the images to be in) is Social Media Image Maker by Autre Planete. They have this smart site that lets you resize and slightly retouch your images.

These are the services they set up for you: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, Flickr, Vimeo, Pinterest, Skype, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Gravatar, Xing, Viadeo, Slideshares, Foursquare, About.me

Give them a try!