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September 20, 2016

WordPress Security: What Is A Patch?

WordPress is a complex piece of software comprising many thousands of lines of code — a mixture of PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It’s under constant development, which means that all those files are subject to change. Often, those changes will address security issues; that is, they are edits to code that caused a vulnerability. […]

September 15, 2016

The WordPress Authentication Broker Is An Important Move Forward For The REST API

One of the major motivations for the creation of the WordPress REST API is that it allows developers to easily — or more easily — build WordPress client applications. With the API, developers can build applications that can control most aspects of a WordPress site. However, great though the API is, authentication has been a […]

September 14, 2016

What’s New In Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1?

Last year’s release of Magento 2 was a massive rewrite of the application on which tens of thousands of eCommerce businesses are built. The update brought Magento in line with modern web technology, and gave the Magento team a solid foundation to build on. With the release of Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1, we’re beginning to […]

September 13, 2016

If You Haven’t Upgraded To Magento 2, Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

It’s been more than a year since the release of Magento 2.0 — an almost complete rewriting of the enormously popular eCommerce application, and yet many eCommerce retailers have yet to upgrade. I understand why. An eCommerce store is the central plank of any modern retail business, and those businesses depend on the reliability and […]

September 01, 2016

Can WordPress Be Used For Enterprise Resource Planning?

When most of us think of content management systems, we have in mind a tool that can be used for building websites and blogs. But content management systems — including WordPress — can be used for much more than web publishing. The ability to categorize, process, filter, display, and control access to information are the […]

August 31, 2016

What’s The Difference Between Tags And Categories In WordPress?

A website is a network of interconnected pages. Links within the content bind the pages together into a single entity, but they aren’t the only — or the best — way to organize pages according to the content they contain. To do that, we need a taxonomy, a way of grouping pages according to their […]

August 25, 2016

Users Of The All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin Should Update Immediately

Versions of All In One SEO Pack older than 2.3.7 are vulnerable to a serious cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take over a WordPress site. All In One SEO Pack users should immediately update the plugin to the most recent version, which contains a patch to remove the vulnerability. All In […]

August 24, 2016

Don’t Use “WordPress” or “Woo” In The Name Of Your WordPress Business.

The popularity of WordPress nourishes a thriving ecosystem of plugin and theme developers and designers, as well as thousands of businesses that offer WordPress-related services. The WordPress economy is worth many millions of dollars. And, it’s largely an open playing field. With a little knowledge and hard-work, it’s relatively easy to get started as a […]

August 23, 2016

Can You Help Make WordPress More Accessible?

Recently, we’ve been looking at how WordPress users can contribute back to the WordPress community. We discussed the ways that non-programmers can contribute, including aiding in translation efforts. Today I’d like to take a look at how you can help make WordPress more accessible. Accessibility testing is an important part of the WordPress development process. […]

August 22, 2016

Watch Out For WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities & Hacks, Identify Scripts & Stay Updated

My client’s website was hacked via an outdated WordPress plugin. In “Steps to Fix and Prevent a Hacked WordPress Site”, you learned how to fix a client site after a hack. The steps in that blog came from two real-life scenarios, and today we will look more closely at one of them: an outdated plugin […]