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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” released on May 7, 2019

WordPress is software that is installed on your web server and requires updating like any other software. Sometimes the web hosting company does it for you, sometimes they don’t. Good WordPress managers know they need to follow WordPress’s blog to get the latest on WordPress releases and ensure it’s done. WORDPRESS TIPS Back up the … Continue reading “WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” released on May 7, 2019”

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Are you ready for WordPress 5.0 update tomorrow?

Matt Mullenweg posted yesterday that New 5.0 Target Date is tomorrow! Here are three steps I have taken: Back up website Setup a staging site to play around with Gutenberg editor until the website is just so. Install the Classic Editor plugin and 5.0 will be indistinguishable from 4.9.8 for your posting and editing experience, … Continue reading “Are you ready for WordPress 5.0 update tomorrow?”

What is CSS?

What is CSS?

CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets. A CSS stores style information (like fonts, colors and layout) separate from your HTML structure and makes your pages faster and easier to update. Although you can modify a theme’s CSS directly, when the theme is updated, your modifications will be lost. As such you’re best to … Continue reading “What is CSS?”

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Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites

This code triggers an automatic update process that downloads a ZIP file from https://simplywordpress[dot]net/captcha/captcha_pro_update.php, then extracts and installs itself over the copy of the Captcha plugin running on site. The ZIP contains a few small code changes from what is in the plugin repository, and it also contains a file called plugin-update.php, which is a … Continue reading “Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites”

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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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WHY WORDPRESS

WordPress is powering 30% of the web WordPress is the most used CMS WordPress has 59.4% market share WordPress is in 62 languages so far WordPress is more visited than Twitter WordPress is being 30.3% of the top 1000 websites

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

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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”