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Looking Forward To WordPress 4.5

Twice a year, WordPress’s developers release a beta for the upcoming version of everyone’s favorite content management system. The most recent beta landed in early March, and is ready for testing by WordPress site owners who want to get a preview of the new features and test their plugins and themes before the final release, […]

Build An Audience For Your WordPress Site With Email Newsletters

A few years ago, I had all but given up on email newsletters. My inbox was full of junk newsletters stuffed with thin content and promotional garbage that didn’t provide a shred of value. I spent more time deleting newsletters than reading them. But over the last couple of years, email newsletters have become genuinely […]

Should WordPress Business Bloggers Cross-Post To Medium?

Medium is a powerhouse publishing platform from the founder of Blogger and co-founder and former CEO of Twitter — Evan Williams. It offers push-button publishing, a beautiful reading experience, and a social graph that makes promoting content relatively straightforward. Williams has not been shy about his intentions for Medium: “The idea won’t be to start […]

Many WordPress Sites Hacked To Redirect Users To Malware Sites

A spate of articles from web security companies report that numerous WordPress sites have been the victim of an attack that leads to code being injected into the JavaScript of WordPress installations. The code is injected into all of a site’s legitimate JavaScript files, and includes various backdoors as well as redirects that send users […]

Get Your WordPress Content Into Google News

When you search Google for a topic with relevance to current affairs, you may notice a section on the results page called “In The News”. Unlike some of the other search page sections, the news section doesn’t come from Google’s main index, but from Google News — an algorithmic curation of new stories that have […]

Protecting Your Magento eCommerce Store From Ransomware Attacks

For a particular type of morally bankrupt individual, the idea of ransomware must appear to be a stroke of brilliance. For everyone else, ransomware is the stuff of nightmares. That goes double for eCommerce merchants, for whom their store and its data is their business and livelihood. The loss of data to a ransomware attack […]

Think Bigger Than Blog Articles For WordPress Content Marketing Success

WordPress started life as a blogging engine. Today’s WordPress retains many of the traits of its first years, even though it has long since shaken off its image as “just a blogging engine”. Now supporting a quarter of the top million sites on the web, WordPress is a uniquely powerful and flexible publishing tool. Nevertheless, […]

Stop Brute Force Bots Wasting Your WordPress Site’s Resources

A brute force attack is the least sophisticated technique online criminals have to compromise WordPress sites. It doesn’t take advantage of obscure coding errors or advanced social engineering techniques. Rather, a brute force attacker simply tries lots of username and password combinations until they find one that works. The execution may be more or less […]

Fast And Easy WordPress Development Environments With VagrantPress

There are many reasons a WordPress user might want to create a WordPress installation on their local machine. Testing plugins and themes before deploying them on a live site Creating a dev site for theme development Running WordPress Betas to try new features Installing WordPress on your desktop or laptop can be a complicated procedure, […]

It’s Time to Move to Magento 2

After months of blood, sweat, and tears, Magento 2 is a reality. From a technical perspective, Magento 2 outperforms its older sibling, but what about from a business perspective? New eCommerce platforms always provoke familiar questions. Will this be compatible with my workflow? Will it have the modules I use for payment and shipping? Will […]