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6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know

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”

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SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started

With the ever- evolving development of the internet and an increase in the number of and sophistication of users, website owners should take proactive measures to insure the integrity of their site.  The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is with an SSL certification. BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND BACKGROUND HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was … Continue reading “SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started”

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WordPress 4.8 “Evans” launches with community events tie-in, media widgets, improved visual editor, and more

Version 4.8 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.  New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an old … Continue reading “WordPress 4.8 “Evans” launches with community events tie-in, media widgets, improved visual editor, and more”

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If you haven’t already updated to WordPress 4.7.2, it is only a matter of time until your website is hacked!

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.

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Time To Check Your WordPress Website

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”

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Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017

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”

New first stop for hacked site recovery via Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:

How to avoid ever needing Help for hacked sites: Just as you focus on making a site that’s good for users and search-engine friendly, keeping your site secure — for you and your visitors — is also paramount. When site owners fail to keep their site secure, hackers may exploit the vulnerability. If a hacker … Continue reading “New first stop for hacked site recovery via Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:”

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It’s time for your website to plug in and button up

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”

Domain name(s)

Why is keeping my domain name record up to date important?

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?”

Domain name(s)

What is a domain extension?

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?”

Web statistics

How do I know how many people are coming to my website?

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?”