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September 17, 2014

Using Nofollow Tags Correctly On WordPress

Nofollow tags are frequently misunderstood. In this article we look at nofollow tags, their rationale, and how to nofollow (or “dofollow”) links on WordPress. Google’s success as a search engine was largely based on its founders’ development of an algorithm that used incoming links as a signal of a page’s quality. The idea is that […]

September 10, 2014

WordPress Users Should Ensure Theme-Bundled Slider Revolution Plugins Are Up-To-Date

Most WordPress users knows that WordPress plugins should be updated. Updates frequently include patches that fix security vulnerabilities. Part of every WordPress user’s routine should include regular plugin and core updates. But there’s another source of potential vulnerability that WordPress users may not be aware of: many themes include bundled plugins and those plugins are […]

September 03, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of Implementing SSL / HTTPS

Google has ignited a storm of interest in HTTPS, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of offering SSL-encrypted HTTPS connections to your users. Since Google announced that serving sites over HTTPS would become a search engine ranking signal, the number of people interested in purchasing SSL certificates has skyrocketed. Many webmasters who would never […]

August 19, 2014

WordPress Misconceptions: Do You Need A Custom WordPress Design?

I was recently talking to a friend who wants to create a site for his small business. He’s a landscaper, and needs a simple site — perhaps a few pages to describe his services, a contact form, and a blog. As someone who is fairly knowledgeable about WordPress web hosting, it’s difficult for me to […]

August 12, 2014

WordPress 4.0 Beta Is Ready For Testing

Every few months the wizards who develop WordPress put out another release. It’s always an interesting time for WordPress users and watchers, who are eager to see what benefit the new features and enhancements will bring to their site (or, if you’re more pessimistic, what new annoyances they’ll have to deal with). In this article […]

July 31, 2014

WordPress Basics: Combating WordPress Comment Spam

If you have a WordPress blog, you will get comment spam. WordPress comment threads can become a mess of nonsense comments and link spam. Luckily there are tools available that will take care of the great majority of comment spam. Bloggers will still have to keep an eye out as both false positives and false […]

July 25, 2014

Recent Exploit using Fake Magento Extensions

We are publishing this post in the hope that all Magento users can utilize this information to determine if their site has been compromised and take the steps required to correct the problem. We were recently contacted by a client regarding a Common Point of Purchase Investigation that was initiated by a credit card issuer. […]

July 25, 2014

WordPress Vulnerability: Update WPtouch As Soon As Possible

We’ve discussed WPtouch before — it’s a useful plugin for easily equipping a WordPress site with a mobile theme and touch functionality. It was recently reported by the folks over at Sucuri that the plugin contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by users without administrative privileges to upload PHP files to a server. It’s […]

July 15, 2014

Creating Multilingual WordPress Sites

Even though the web is a global network, many businesses are happy to create an English-language site and leave it at that. In some cases, that’s fine. The burden of translation can be quite high, and if the market a site is addressing is fairly localized, then the ROI of internationalizing isn’t worth the effort. […]

July 10, 2014

Choosing The Right WordPress Theme For Your Site

One of the perks of using WordPress is the large number of themes. There are themes that provide just about any aesthetic or function, with many thousands of free and premium themes available from the official repositories, theme marketplaces like ThemeForest, and direct from developers like Elmastudio — one of my personal favorites. But, not […]