It has been a busy year of transition at US Server Net as we dive deeper into Managed WordPress Hosting. We have acquired developer licensing for several premium themes and plugins, and when added to our standard suite of free plugins that are pre-installed on every site, we have an unbeatable collection of security and productivity tools that will keep your site safe and looking good, so you can sleep soundly on cold winter nights.
Everyone's site is has already been or soon will be updated to WordPress 3.5. There are several bug fixes and feature changes to improve the quality of WordPress. Highlights include a new media manager and changing to the latest jQuery external libraries and TinyMCE visual editor.
Many of you use the Weaver II Pro theme, and developer Bruce Wampler recently released Version 1.2.7. Please take advantage of this theme's extended list of widget areas. You can easily add content blocks to the tops and/or bottoms of pages, posts, or both, as well as up to four footer blocks.
Gravity Forms is another premium plugin that has recently been updated. Version 1.6.11 is now available, and incorporates updates and changes for the Gravity Forms Quiz Add-On, now available as a pre-release option. Feel free to give it a spin.
What Else is New for 2013?
The Newsletter — USSN Weekly Email News: New sites, useful sites, WordPress resources, tips and tricks, site administration best practices, web marketing and SEO. Emailed every Monday starting Jan. 7, 2013. Use the sidebar form to subscribe.
The Blog — USSN Plugin Update: Posts about plugins updated during the past week, along with info to get you started using some great plugins that are available to all USSN clients. Visit http://servernet.us/update each Friday starting Jan. 4, 2013.
The Classes — USSN Workshops: Twice a month at our King of Prussia office. In addition to a monthly 3-hour Intro to Web Publishing workshop, we’ll be doing a monthly 2-hour Lunch and Learn the last Thurs. of each month. We'll focus on one plugin, product, or procedure that will expand your WordPress capabilities.