News and updates

Please read the below for any news or updates regarding your WordPress website. If you have any queries please contact us using the form below

News and updates

Please read the below for any news or updates regarding your WordPress website. If you have any queries please contact us using the form below

End of the year… hello 2020

It’s that time of year again… Christmas songs are playing and decor is going up all over town. This means that we will be closing for the festive season, but it doesn’t mean we can not help with any amendments or new designs. Yip.. we still work during this time, not as per usual in the office, but we can still assist you from our holiday getaway chair.

Our office will close from the 12th of December up until the 13th of January, then we will be back in full swing in the office.

In the meantime if you do need any assistance during this time, please give us a call or email us.

PHP NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS

Just a heads up to let you know that we are forced to upgrade all our WordPress websites to the newest stable versions of PHP 7.2 and higher… the older PHP versions will no longer be supported and has some security concerns. If you would like us to schedule the upgrade for after hours, as you may be doing your own edits during the day, please inform us so we can make the necessary changes during a scheduled time that you prefer.

We will also be running a backup of the entire website before and after we have completed the upgrade.

These benefits are good for you, and good for your website’s visitors.

For those who want to know more:

Why PHP Matters To You As A WordPress User?

PHP is the coding language WordPress is built on, and its version is set at the server-level by your hosting company. Whilst you may be familiar with the importance of keeping WordPress, and your themes and plugins up-to-date, keeping PHP up-to-date is just as important.

There are two main benefits to keeping PHP up-to-date

  1. Your website will be faster as the latest version of PHP is more efficient. Updating to the latest supported version can deliver a huge performance increase; up to 3 or 4x faster for older versions.
  2. Your website will be more secure. PHP, like WordPress, is maintained by its community. Because PHP is so popular, it is a target for hackers – but the latest version will have the latest security features. Older versions of PHP do not have this, so updating is essential to keep your WordPress site secure.

There are a number of secondary benefits

  • A faster WordPress website will be rewarded by search engines, so you’ll rank higher in search!
  • A faster website will retain visitors better (they’ll leave if it takes too long to load), making your website more effective.
  • A more secure website is better protected against hackers, and the cost and reputational damage associated with a hacked website.

Contact Us

Should you have any inguiries regarding the above

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Pinecom

Webdesign & Hosting
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(+27)31 880 1239

 

Email: 

support@pinecom-website-design.co.za

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

Colossians 3:23