WordPress Update - HITS
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Your Site Is Already WordPress 5.5 Compatible!

WordPress 5.5 was launched today and is available for update on all WordPress driven websites. Even better, we’re thrilled to let you know that if you’re a HITS client. Then your site has already been updated since all HITS use a custom WordPress framework. We usually implement this to all of our clients on the day of the update release.

Here’s a rundown of what this means for you:

Speed

Posts and pages feel faster, thanks to lazy-loaded images. Images give your story a lot of impacts, but they can sometimes make your site seem slow. In WordPress 5.5, images wait to load until they’re just about to scroll into view. The technical term is ‘lazy loading.’ On mobile, lazy loading can also keep browsers from loading files meant for other devices. That can save your readers money on data — and help preserve battery life.

Search

Say hello to your new sitemap. WordPress sites work well with search engines. Now, by default, WordPress 5.5 includes an XML sitemap that helps search engines discover your most important pages from the very minute you go live. So more people will find your site sooner, giving you more time to engage, retain and convert them to subscribers, customers or whatever fits your definition of success.

Security

Now you can set plugins and themes to update automatically — or not! — in the WordPress admin. So you always know your site is running the latest code available. You can also turn auto-updates on or off for each plugin or theme you have installed — all on the same screens you’ve always used. If updating plugins and themes manually is your thing, now that’s easier too — just upload a ZIP file.

How Can We Help

If you would like to find out more about how HITS works with WordPress and how you can benefit from our website and CMS solutions, please get in touch.

We hope you like all the WordPress 5.5 updates as much as we do!

HITS – A Creative Digital Design Agency based in Andover, Hampshire

Established in 2010, HITS works with a broad range of dynamic local and regional businesses. We have extensive experience in bespoke Website Design, Ecommerce, Graphic Design and SEO Services. We provide creative and affordable design solutions for clients of all sizes and types.

If you would like to find out more, then please contact us on 01264 316141 or via email at hello@hits.group