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March 05, 2018

Is Your WordPress Site As Secure As You Think?

WordPress is — as content management systems go — very secure. It’s the most targeted web application in the world, but it’s also the best protected. It is in the interest of many thousands of developers and users to seek and destroy any vulnerabilities that may find their way into the code of WordPress Core, […]

February 15, 2018

WordPress Release Introduces Automatic Update Bug

Last week, WordPress 4.9.3 was released. It brought the usual variety of minor enhancements and security fixes, but it also introduced a nasty bug that may prevent your WordPress site from updating itself properly in the future.

February 01, 2018

WordPress Plays An Essential Role In Supporting Independent Journalism

In almost every country there are independent journalists who use the freedom of the web to bring stories to audiences ranging from the hyper-local to the global. Independent journalists need a publishing platform that they control: social media networks are vital for cultivating awareness and connecting with an audience, but they are not independent of […]

January 24, 2018

Does A WordPress Site Need A Content Distribution Network?

A content distribution network (CDN) can reduce the amount of work your WordPress server has to do and improve the performance of your site for visitors across the world. Most of the resources on your WordPress hosting account’s server are used to respond to requests and generate dynamic content. But most of your server’s bandwidth […]

January 23, 2018

How To Manage WordPress Plugins For Optimal Security And Performance

The plugin ecosystem is one of WordPress’s greatest strengths. Thousands of developers build and maintain a bewildering array of plugins with features that range from minor graphical tweaks to full-blown eCommerce stores. But the variety of plugins can introduce problems, especially if they aren’t managed properly. Plugins are of varying quality and usefulness.

January 18, 2018

How To Harden WordPress Sites Against Brute Force Attacks

When logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords […]

December 20, 2017

What Does rel=noopener Do In WordPress Posts

With the release of WordPress 4.7.4, there was a change to the way links are created in WordPress posts and pages. If you flip over to the “text” view in the WordPress editor, you’ll see that links you’ve told to open in a new tab are now tagged with rel=“noopener”. Many WordPress users have wondered […]

December 19, 2017

Eight Reasons Your New WordPress Site Isn't Ranking In Google

You launch a new business website and write a few pages of content, publish a handful of blog articles, and share content on Facebook and Twitter. But after a few months, your site is nowhere to be seen in Google search results. What’s the problem? There are many reasons a new site might fail to […]

December 15, 2017

WordPress MacOS Editor MarsEdit Gets A Major New Release

Five years ago, we wrote a roundup of third-party iOS and Mac applications for writing and publishing WordPress articles. At the top of the list was MarsEdit, a MacOS blog editor that supports a number of different blogging platforms, including WordPress. This month, MarsEdit’s developers, Red Sweater, released MarsEdit 4.0, a comprehensive update with new […]

December 14, 2017

Looking for Fast WordPress Themes? Here's Three!

The tortoise may have beaten the hare in a foot race, but it wouldn’t last long in the world of web development. Speed is the name of the game in today’s digital industries; not only do users expect sites to load quickly (and bounce if they don’t), but loading speeds also factor into Google search […]