WordPress Software — free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is installed on a web server. WordPress Themes — a collection of files that controls the way the website displays. WordPress Plugins — pieces of software that plugin seamlessly with WordPress software that extends functionality or adds new features. … Continue reading “6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know”
WordPress 4.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release was released September 19, 2017 to address several important vulnerabilities and it’s critical that you ensure your WordPress software is updated BEFORE your website starts being exploited.
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Before giving any webmaster the go ahead to develop your website, you need to understand the four essential ingredients of any website campaign. Domain Name(s) Hosting Website Development Web Management Understanding all the essential ingredients of a website marketing campaign will ensure your project launches on time, on budget, and is sustainable.
There are 1000s of hosting providers in the market place today that would be happy to provide you with a quote and recommendations, however to before you start shopping for price, it pays to consider and answer the following three questions: SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY — Does your team include someone technical enough to make this decision … Continue reading “How much does hosting cost?”
WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Source: WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release
Thanks for the heads up on this issue Wordfence. Enjoyed reading your In-Depth Analysis of a Criminal Organization Targeting WordPress Websites. Very interesting read and 22.214.171.124 is now blocked. Hard to believe it could be responsible for targetting over 22,000 websites in one week!
The table below shows defacement growth per campaign during the past 24 hours since we published the statistics above. During the past 24 hours we have seen an average growth in defaced pages per campaign of 44%. The total number of defaced pages for all these campaigns, as indexed by Google has grown from 1,496,020 to 1,893,690. That is a 26% increase in total defaced pages in just 24 hours.
If automatic update are enabled and your site has likely been updated to 4.7.2. If automatic updates are not enabled, it’s time to login to WordPress and update the software. Regardless, I strongly suggest you confirm you have the update and test your website make sure that everything is functioning as expected. Remember to back it up … Continue reading “Time To Check Your WordPress Website”
According to Threatpost, Google software engineer Ryan Sleevi announced that “Google is making Certificate Transparency mandatory for its Chrome web browser by October 2017.” What does this mean to you? This means that Google — the most popular website browser on the market today — could block your website from search results if you do … Continue reading “Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017”
They’re everywhere–buttons asking you to “Share” this and “Like” that. The Internet is atwitter with ways to endorse your favourite businesses, posts, products and services. Half of the world’s top 10,000 websites link to Facebook or Twitter on their homepage. Does yours? hy let people push your buttons? Because they’re delivering a call to action. … Continue reading “It’s time for your website to plug in and button up”
Having control of your domain name is of paramount importance, because your hosting/email services could be interrupted or be impossible to setup / change. Administrative Contact The Administrative Contact is the person who has ultimate control of your domain. Their contact information, especially their email address must be kept current and working. Each Registrar has … Continue reading “Why is keeping my domain name record up to date important?”
Extensions are categories of Internet domain names. There are several of them to choose from: .com represents the word “commercial,” and is the most widely used extension in the world. Most businesses prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognized symbol for having a business presence on the Internet. .net represents the … Continue reading “What is a domain extension?”
Basically, your hosts file tells your computer where to find a particular website before it goes out to the internet to look for it. Quite often when you are developing a new website, you’ll need to change your hosts file to see the new version (this way the public can’t access it). Making changes to … Continue reading “How do I change my hosts file?”
Most hosting companies provide a web based traffic statistics than enable customers to see how successful their web site is. Statistics include useful numbers such as how many people have visited your website, and how much traffic (throughput) you have used. Most statistics are broken down into totals and averages for that day, month and … Continue reading “How do I know how many people are coming to my website?”