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• 1. [#156: Modern WordPress using Bedrock and Sage with Ben Word and Scott Walkinshaw – The Changelog](https://changelog.com/156/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thechangelog+%28The+Changelog%29)

Our guests this week are Ben Word and Scott Walkinshaw. Ben and Scott run Roots, a team of folks who help you build better WordPress sites faster with Bedrock and Sage.

In this episode we talk about a more modern WordPress stack, Bedrock and Sage, dependency management, WordPress deployment, smarter development setup with tools like Ansible and Vagrant, and so much more.

If you’re someone who wants to use WordPress in more modern ways, this show is for you.

“I think we’re all on the same page when it comes to WordPress. WordPress is a lemon, but the industry likes WordPress, so let’s make lemonade.” – 1:00:57

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• 2. Better Portrait Style Featured Images | WP First Aid

Although I really cannot say where I have seen very many portrait style, or vertical, featured images on many sites, the general aesthetics of it are a bit bothersome when the theme follows the same rules for an image with a vertical aspect ratio as it does for images with a horizontal, or landscape, aspect ratio.
Here’s a working idea to better display a Featured Image that meets the simple requirements of having a height greater than its width. Let’s have a look at what we need to address:

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• 3. Hello Security Plugin Aims to Educate WordPress Users on Web Security Best Practices

Hello Security is a new plugin developed by Michele Butcher that displays security tips and reminders in the WordPress backend. It’s a fork of Hello Dolly and Butcher’s first plugin submitted to the plugin directory.

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• 4. Sharing the Author Wealth | WP First Aid

It’s not all that uncommon for there to be more than one author on a WordPress site and the following gives you the basics to share the wealth among the published authors.
The following is actually quite basic in what it displays but can easily be adapted to be more of a display element than if it was simply dropped into the a template as is.
We’ll just jump right into the code this time and then cover what we’re doing afterward:


• 5. 3 Reasons to Love Using Header Tags in WordPress

Do you use header tags? If not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to improve your blog.

Header tags are not just short bursts of text set apart from the body in large bold font.

Header tags are used to define HTML headings; H1 being the highest level, H6 being the lowest. They instruct the search engine spiders about the structural hierarchy of your post in a similar way as the sitemap.

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/blogging/3-reasons-to-love-using-header-tags-in-wordpress–01236425#RQsJM8KZ11PjWl53.99