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February 11, 2016

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 […]

February 10, 2016

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 […]

February 09, 2016

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 […]

February 04, 2016

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, […]

February 03, 2016

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 […]

February 02, 2016

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, […]

January 21, 2016

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 […]

January 20, 2016

WordPress No Longer Emails Passwords, Which Is Great For Site Security

With the release of WordPress 4.3, WordPress’ developers have put an end to the problematic practice of emailing passwords to users when they request a new password. The default behavior is now to send a reset link to the user’s email account. In this article, I’d like to discuss why this change is a significant […]

January 19, 2016

WordPress Basics: What Are WordPress Plugins?

If you’ve been in the WordPress world for a while, the question in the title of this piece might seem absurdly basic. After all, plugins are a key part of the success of WordPress and every WordPress site uses at least a few. But for someone new to blogging, online publishing, or creating a site […]

January 14, 2016

Will Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages Solve WordPress’ Mobile Performance Problems?

Let’s be frank: web performance on mobile leaves a lot to be desired. With responsive design, we have a solution that makes websites look great on mobile and desktop alike, but there’s still a long way to go if mobile websites are to compete with the performance of native applications. It’s a problem recognized by […]