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October 25, 2017

Are WordPress Plugins Safe?

Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen several incidents of previously trusted plugins being infected with malware by malicious developers. Plugin vulnerabilities are nothing new: developers make mistakes and those mistakes have consequences for security. But many of the recent attacks involved the deliberate introduction of malicious code. Does that mean we can’t trust […]

October 24, 2017

WordPress 4.9 Beta Is Ready For Testing

The next release of WordPress has entered the beta phase, which means it’s ready for testing by WordPress hosting clients who want to check out the new features, test for plugin and customization compatibility, and give the developers a hand tracking down bugs. WordPress 4.9 focuses on improvements to the Customizer, adding some nice features […]

October 20, 2017

WordPress.org, The WordPress Foundation, and Automattic: What’s The Difference?

Most users of WordPress aren’t interested in how the sausage is made, and rightly so. But those who are interested in the history and management of WordPress often find the many organizations and sites involved confusing. The confusion is understandable: these organizations are usually mentioned with little explanation of who is involved and what they […]

October 18, 2017

WordPress Security Basics: What Is A Drive-By Download Attack?

In previous articles we’ve talked about why criminals are interested in attacking WordPress sites and some of the methods they use. Today we’re going to look at drive-by downloads, a common category of attack used by criminals to infect site visitors with malware. Drive-by downloads are software downloads made to a device without the permission […]

October 16, 2017

Geotargeting On WordPress: Tailor Your WordPress Site Based On Location

You don’t need me to point out that the web is a global phenomenon, and yet many WordPress site owners don’t consider that their visitors can come from anywhere in the world. For local businesses, it might make sense to disregard all but a small population, but many WordPress websites could provide a better experience […]

October 11, 2017

Introducing Managed WooCommerce Hosting

“Shopify doesn’t require any work…” We were sitting outside at a friend’s backyard fire pit. The conversation was about work. My buddy was the technology person at a company doing a ridiculous amount of business online. He wasn’t part of the technology team. He was it. One guy. He’d been brought into the company to […]

October 06, 2017

Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

Magento 2.2 has arrived! The newest release fixes 428 bugs, with 17 percent of those being community contributions. The full release notes can be found here. The 17 percent represents 71 bug fixes that would’ve likely been overlooked if not for the efforts of the Magento community. This result was thanks in no small part […]

October 03, 2017

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin Injects Malicious Content

The Display Widgets plugins has been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository after it was found to contain malicious code that was used to inject spam content onto the pages of WordPress sites. Display Widgets should be uninstalled immediately. The plugin should be removed even if the site’s owners and admins see no sign their […]

October 02, 2017

Translating Your WordPress Site Isn't As Hard As You Think With Weglot

English is the most common language on the web, but that doesn’t mean businesses can afford to ignore other languages, especially if they intend to sell products or provide services to international customers. The web is a global communication network, and although it’s easy for people who live in the US to assume everyone is […]

September 29, 2017

Revenue And Traffic Diversity Is Crucial For WordPress Publishers

It’s no secret publishers are struggling to build sustainable content businesses. Advertising revenues were in decline before ad-blockers went mainstream, and since the advertising industry alienated a huge swathe of the online audience, it’s become even more difficult to make money from content. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible — there are plenty of WordPress publishers, […]