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June 21, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Is An SQL Injection Attack?

WordPress, along with most other content management systems, uses a database to store state. State is the things the content management system knows about, including the content and its organization, and user data. There are many different types of database, but WordPress uses one of the most popular open source SQL-based databases, MySQL. SQL is […]

June 20, 2017

Chassis Is A GUI Tool For Creating WordPress Development Environments

Setting up local WordPress development environments is an everyday task for WordPress professionals. Local development environments, which include WordPress and the full stack of software it needs to run, let WordPress pros work on sites without having to deal with the latencies and complications of working on remote staging or development installations. Local development environments […]

June 16, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Love and Lavender

Talk to anyone starting a blog and I bet most people have a dream that their blog turns into a business. And they hope their business will allow them to work anywhere and live all over the world. The lucky few are the ones that get to make it work. To own a thriving business […]

June 14, 2017

Keyy Is A Clef Replacement For Intuitive WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

Many WordPress users were disappointed to hear that two-factor authentication provider Clef is shutting down. Clef was popular with WordPress site owners because it let them add an extra layer of security to their site without the complexity associated with other two-factor authentication systems. With over a million installations, the loss of Clef was a […]

June 13, 2017

OneLogin Breach Could Put WordPress Single Sign-On Users At Risk

OneLogin, a popular single sign-on service, has announced that sensitive data was leaked from its infrastructure during an attack. OneLogin, which is used on many WordPress sites and Magento eCommerce stores, has confirmed that the leaked data could include user information, passwords, API keys, secure notes and other data that could be used compromise user […]

June 07, 2017

Does It Really Matter Where You Host WordPress? – A Response

The first thing a prospective WordPress site owner has to decide is where to host their site. There is plenty of advice on the web about how to choose a hosting provider for WordPress. As you might expect, some of that advice is accurate and worth reading, and some of it is so misleading it […]

May 25, 2017

XSS Vulnerabilities Have Been Found In The Avada WordPress Theme

It has recently come to light that several critical vulnerabilities were fixed in the Avada theme in April, although ThemeFusion, the developers of the theme didn’t widely announce the patched release until several weeks later. If you use the Avada WordPress theme on your site, you should upgrade to Avada 5.1.5 as soon as possible. […]

May 23, 2017

WordPress Joins HackerOne And Introduces Bug Bounties

WordPress has announced that it’s joined HackerOne, a platform for researchers to responsibly disclose security vulnerabilities. HackerOne provides a consistent interface for reporting vulnerabilities and reduces the amount of time developers waste responding to common issues, freeing them to focus on security improvements. The HackerOne platform is used by many large organizations for vulnerability reporting, […]

May 16, 2017

WordPress 4.8 Will Arrive On June 8th

The WordPress development team has announced that WordPress 4.8 will be released on June 8th. WordPress 4.8 will include editing enhancements with a focus on laying the groundwork for an improved text editing experience, but it won’t include the full version of Gutenberg, WordPress’s experimental editor, which is still being developed. The release is on […]

May 10, 2017

The WordPress Rest API And The JavaScript Ecosystem

Until relatively recently, if you wanted to build a WordPress theme, you had to use PHP. With the introduction of the REST API, that’s no longer the case. It’s possible to build integrations with WordPress in any language. As Matt Mullenweg has pointed out on several occasions, a leading motivation for the introduction of the […]