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August 18, 2015

What Is A Web Application Firewall For WordPress?

WordPress is a relatively secure content management system. As we’ve discussed before, there is no such thing as completely secure software, but the WordPress development team do an excellent job of keeping WordPress users safe by introducing as few vulnerabilities as possible and fixing them when they arise. That said, WordPress is enormously popular, which […]

August 13, 2015

Reactor Can Turn Your WordPress Site Into A Mobile Application

Reactor from AppPresser is a new tool that can create a native application for iOS and Android from your existing WordPress site. As a platform for building mobile-friendly websites, WordPress is well ahead of the curve. Theme marketplaces are full of responsive themes that make it straightforward to build sites that play well with devices […]

August 11, 2015

Here's Why Your Magento Store Needs Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords alone are not a good authentication mechanism. Too many things can go wrong with passwords for eCommerce retailers to entirely trust them. Users often choose weak passwords or accidentally allow them to fall into the hands of malicious individuals. Particularly in the eCommerce world, where sensitive data, money, and a business’s reputation are on […]

August 10, 2015

Magento Security Advisory and Patch (SUPEE-6482)

Magento has just released patch SUPEE-6482, which addresses four different vulnerabilities affecting Magento Community and Enterprise editions. We strongly advise all Magento store administrators to update to the latest version to address these vulnerabilities (1.9.2.1 for Community or 1.14.2.1 for Enterprise). Those that do not want to update to the most current version of Magento […]

August 06, 2015

Six Must-Have Performance Optimizations For New WordPress Sites

The developers of WordPress have to strike a careful balance between performance and feature-set or complexity. WordPress is so easy to use because it’s a dynamic site generator: it builds pages on the fly from PHP scripts and MySQL database entries. That’s not an inherently slow process, but it’s slower than serving static HTML, CSS, […]

August 04, 2015

Magento Introduces Security Alert Registry

In the wake of a number of serious vulnerabilities — including the critical ShopLift vulnerability — Magento announced in May that it would be introducing the Magento Alert Registry to keep eCommerce retailers up-to-date about potential security problems. You can now sign up here. “We are committed to platform security and are taking proactive steps intended to […]

July 28, 2015

Assess Your WordPress Theme's Accessibility with Tota11y

Accessibility is not often at the front of our minds when we are choosing or designing a WordPress theme. We’re more concerned with aesthetics, functionality, and conversion potential. But ignoring accessibility excludes a huge proportion of our potential users. Worldwide there are 285 million people with visual impairments, 39 million of whom are legally blind. […]

July 21, 2015

Install WordPress and PHP 7 on CentOS

With PHP 7 around the corner, we wanted to create a dev environment to test some apps and prepare for its arrival. PHP 7 installation for CentOS is not difficult and can be found here. With the precompiled builds, we created a VM with the appropriate software to start testing WordPress: Apache2, MariaDB and PHP […]

July 16, 2015

WordPress' New Security Czar Is Good News For The WordPress Community

WordPress is a complex software ecosystem. Its huge userbase and an active developer community numbering in the tens of thousands make for a potential security nightmare, but, in fact, it functions surprisingly smoothly. For users who hear only about the most recent security vulnerability, it might not appear so, but the widespread publicity of security […]

July 14, 2015

New Magento Community Edition Security Patch Released — Immediate Patching Is Advised

Magento has made available a new patch bundle that addresses several serious security vulnerabilities. Magento CE & EE users should update immediately to ensure that their eCommerce store and its users are not put at risk. Among the vulnerabilities addressed are the potential leaking of customer information and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. The patch bundle — […]