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WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 has been released

WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

Global WordPress Translation Day

September 30 2017: a 24-hour, round-the-clock, digital and physical global marathon dedicated to the localisation of the WordPress platform and ecosystem, a structure that powers, today, over 28% of all existing websites.

September 1, 2017 – Global WordPress Translation Day 3 is a 24-hours live event organised by the WordPress Polyglots Team, whose mission is to translate WordPress into as many languages as possible which will run from 00.00 UTC until 23.59 UTC on September 30, 2017.

Automatic Drupal core updates on per website basis on Drupion

Just four days ago Drupion switched the Automatic Drupal Core Update feature from only security updates to taking care of all core updates, including regular maintenance releases. It was then announced that all Drupal websites on Drupion platform are covered by such Automatic Drupal Core Updates.

The same day later we updated the announcement with the following addition:

Automatic background updates for Drupal core on Drupion servers

While Drupal community is still deciding on implementing automatic background updates (https://www.drupal.org/node/2367319 and https://www.drupal.org/node/606592) similar to WordPress' Automatic Background Updates feature, Drupion customers have already been enjoying automatic Drupal core security updates for already several years.

Amazon Pay now available for Drupal Commerce

Make Amazon customers your customers   

The Amazon Pay plugin for Drupal is now available; that means you are only minutes away from setting up the Amazon Pay plugin on your Website.

By enabling Amazon Pay, you let millions of Amazon buyers pay on your website using the information that’s already safely stored in their Amazon accounts. It’s a fast, trusted checkout process that is familiar to millions of Amazon customers around the world.

How does it work?

Drupion switches to multi-byte UTF-8 supported MariaDB database

Since Drupal 7.50 introduced multi-byte UTF-8 support for MySQL and other database drivers, allowing for emojis, Asian symbols, mathematical symbols, etc., it has been possible to get such symbols to be properly stored by and displayed on Drupal 7 sites.

However, the 4 byte UTF-8 support on most Drupal 7 websites remain still disabled because of mainly two reasons:

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