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November 13, 2017

Adding A JSON Feed To Your WordPress Site

JSON Feed is a new feed format that provides the same functionality as RSS, but without asking developers to tangle with the complexities of XML, the format underlying both RSS and Atom. The creators of JSON Feed have released a WordPress plugin, which makes it simple to add a JSON Feed to an existing WordPress […]

November 08, 2017

Four Reasons To Build Your Side Project With WordPress

If you’re anything like me, you’re full of ideas for projects you’d love to work on if only you had the time. I’m a writer, and I have no end of ideas for essays, blog articles, and books I’d like to write. Most of us are the same; whether it’s writing, photography, music, podcasting, art, […]

November 07, 2017

Abandoned WordPress Plugins Can Cause Serious Security Problems

One of the most compelling parts of the WordPress ecosystem is the huge number of high-quality plugins. If you want to add a feature to your WordPress site, there’s almost certainly a plugin that will do the job. Plugins allow WordPress to be flexible without becoming bloated and they allow the WordPress ecosystem to advance […]

November 01, 2017

2 WordPress Plugins to Improve SEO for WooCommerce

Supporting an ecommerce site with WooCommerce means you have to the full force of WordPress behind you as well. And because WordPress is consistently one of the best platforms for blogging, all those words give you a boost in SEO. But more than giving you an online notepad, WordPress also offers additional SEO bonuses with […]

October 25, 2017

Are WordPress Plugins Safe?

Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen several incidents of previously trusted plugins being infected with malware by malicious developers. Plugin vulnerabilities are nothing new: developers make mistakes and those mistakes have consequences for security. But many of the recent attacks involved the deliberate introduction of malicious code. Does that mean we can’t trust […]

October 24, 2017

WordPress 4.9 Beta Is Ready For Testing

The next release of WordPress has entered the beta phase, which means it’s ready for testing by WordPress hosting clients who want to check out the new features, test for plugin and customization compatibility, and give the developers a hand tracking down bugs. WordPress 4.9 focuses on improvements to the Customizer, adding some nice features […]

October 20, 2017

WordPress.org, The WordPress Foundation, and Automattic: What’s The Difference?

Most users of WordPress aren’t interested in how the sausage is made, and rightly so. But those who are interested in the history and management of WordPress often find the many organizations and sites involved confusing. The confusion is understandable: these organizations are usually mentioned with little explanation of who is involved and what they […]

October 18, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Is A Drive-By Download Attack?

In previous articles we’ve talked about why criminals are interested in attacking WordPress sites and some of the methods they use. Today we’re going to look at drive-by downloads, a common category of attack used by criminals to infect site visitors with malware. Drive-by downloads are software downloads made to a device without the permission […]

October 16, 2017

Geotargeting On WordPress: Tailor Your WordPress Site Based On Location

You don’t need me to point out that the web is a global phenomenon, and yet many WordPress site owners don’t consider that their visitors can come from anywhere in the world. For local businesses, it might make sense to disregard all but a small population, but many WordPress websites could provide a better experience […]

October 03, 2017

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin Injects Malicious Content

The Display Widgets plugins has been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository after it was found to contain malicious code that was used to inject spam content onto the pages of WordPress sites. Display Widgets should be uninstalled immediately. The plugin should be removed even if the site’s owners and admins see no sign their […]