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May 04, 2017

WordPress 4.8 Will Not Support Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10

Matt Mullenweg has announced that from WordPress 4.8, which is expected to be released later this year, WordPress will no longer support Internet Explorer versions older than IE 11. Microsoft only supports IE 11, but WordPress supports IE 8, 9, and 10 because a small proportion of its users remain on older versions. In March […]

April 26, 2017

Fake SEO Plugin Targets WordPress Sites

WP-Base-SEO is a fake WordPress plugin that security researchers have found installed on over 4000 WordPress sites. WP-Base-SEO is a copy of a legitimate WordPress SEO plugin with added malicious code so the attacker can control infected sites. When a hacker compromises a WordPress site, standard operating procedure is to inject malicious PHP or JavaScript […]

April 25, 2017

Home Routers Wage War On WordPress

A huge botnet of home routers has targeted WordPress sites with brute-force attacks over the last few weeks. Brute-force attacks are a risk for WordPress websites with insecure passwords, and they can cause problems even if a site has secure passwords by consuming a significant proportion of its resources. A botnet is a collection of […]

April 19, 2017

What's New In WooCommerce 3.0.0?

WooCommerce is far and away the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. For larger stores, you can’t beat a dedicated eCommerce application like Magento, but if you’re already familiar with WordPress and you don’t need the full might of Magento, WooCommerce is a great option. By the time you read this, WooCommerce 3.0.0 will be […]

April 18, 2017

Five Common Mistakes WordPress Theme Developers Should Avoid

Getting a theme into the WordPress Theme Repository can give a big boost to a WordPress developer’s credibility, especially if it proves popular with WordPress users. It’s also a great way to promote a premium theme — many theme developers publish “light” versions of their theme for free to promote a premium version with more […]

April 12, 2017

3 Takeaways from Magento Imagine

After a long weekend of rest, it’s time to write a small recap of Magento Imagine 2017. Since I spent most of my time there at the Nexcess booth, my recap will focus on the tradeshow side of the event, rather than the conference. The Marketplace was open 3 hours on Monday, 10 hours on […]

April 06, 2017

Close Comments On Older WordPress Blog Posts To Slash Spam

Google has long been wise to ways of comment spammers, but that doesn’t stop many comment threads degenerating into spammy lists of “work from home” comments and link spam. Akismet and similar spam filters catch most of it, but judging by the sites I see every day, these filters let plenty of spam through. Although […]

April 05, 2017

Managing Complex WordPress Publishing Workflows With Edit Flow

As any blogger or publisher will tell you, managing publishing workflows takes a dedication to organization. There are any number of general productivity tools an editor might use, but if you’re managing a site that publishes multiple authors, a dedicated tool is the best option. A workflow management tool that’s integrated with your content management […]

April 04, 2017

Credit Card Scrapers Continue To Be A Risk On Insecure Magento Sites

Discovering that an eCommerce store has sent their credit card data to a malicious third party is the worst nightmare of many shoppers. They adopt an eminently sensible “once bitten, twice shy” attitude towards retailers who allow sensitive financial data to fall into the hands of criminals. Leaking credit card data is a great way […]

March 30, 2017

Make Yourself Heard With The WordPress Editor Experience Survey

If you’re a regular user of the WordPress editor interface, you might want to make your thoughts known by completing the Editor Experience Survey. The survey, part of the WordPress project’s attempt to understand how WordPress bloggers and professionals use the tools WordPress provides shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete and will […]