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Web Hosting Qualities

As you’re choosing a web host, it is important that you understand the web hosting qualities that are rated in web hosting reviews. We found this article which seeks to explain them. Understanding Web Hosting Qualities Rated in Web Hosting Reviews “Having an Online business, versus a traditional store front business, is more the norm…

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WordPress blogs

WordPress blogs are at the core of the WordPress revolution. In this article, Matt Mullenweg talks about how WordPress got the whole world blogging. WordPress Blogs: How WordPress Got The Whole World Blogging “Matt Mullenweg is not the typical tech founder. The head of Automattic is just off a flight from the US, in Dublin to speak…

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WordPress Plugin Backdoor

A WordPress plugin backdoor was uncovered by the security researchers at Sucuri. WordPress Plugin Backdoor: Custom Content Type Manager WP plugin contains a backdoor “Security researchers have unmasked the wicked actions of a WordPress plugin that was installing a backdoor through which it was altering core WordPress files so it could log and steal user…

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CTB Locker Ransomware

A strain of malware known as CTB Locker Ransomware encrypts WordPress sites and holds them hostage. From industry reports: CTB Locker ransomware encrypts WordPress sites and holds them hostage “A fresh strain of ransomware called CTB-Locker has popped up online, and it encrypts WordPress websites rather than users’ computers. So far more than 100 sites have…

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WP plugins

We found this article about WP plugins your small business needs in 2016. Nine WP plugins your small business needs in 2016 “If your small business uses WordPress (as more than 60% of websites do!), you probably already have a shortlist of go-to plugins that are essential. Add ons like Yoast SEO, Akismet for comments,…

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WordPress 4.5 Beta Available

According to a post on WordPress.org, the WordPress 4.5 Beta is now available for testing. WordPress 4.5 Beta 1 “WordPress 4.5 is slated for release on April 12, but to get there, we need your help testing what we have been working on, including: Responsive Preview of your site in the Customizer (#31195) – See how your site looks in mobile,…

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Google Accelerated Mobile Pages

The Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project got a boost this week from WordPress.com. Automattic announcement about Google Accelerated Mobile Pages “Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, said today that it’s enabling AMP by default for all WordPress blogs. That means that hosted WordPress users will get super-fast page loads when visitors come to their sites from…

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WordPress specialists prosper

Being WordPress specialists has worked out well for many of our clients (e.g. Berkshire Direct) and others in the industry (e.g. Elementary Digital) as well. Demand for WordPress specialists explodes “We have definitely seen customers specifically asking for WordPress by name,” said Luke Schulze, project manager at Berkshire Direct. “It shows up in RFQ’s and…

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WordPress ransomware migrates to Joomla

We found this article today about WordPress ransomware migrating to Joomla. WordPress Ransomware springboards from WordPress to Joomla domains “The attack vector has evolved alongside ransomware which locks PCs unless a fee is paid. Strains of ransomware have been detected on Joomla domains, revealing a disturbing evolution of the malware’s attack vectors. According to Brad…

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WordPress HTTPS encryption

WordPress security is always a hot topic for us. We keep our eyes open for news, trends, etc. This article about WordPress HTTPS encryption caught our eye and we decided to pass it along to our readers here. WordPress HTTPS Encryption Article from The Christian Science Monitor “WordPress joins movement toward HTTPS encryption Popular blogging…

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