30% of sites on the internet are being powered by WordPress today – making it the most popular website-building tool. With its vast popularity, it is not surprising that WordPress is an alluring target for hackers. A hacked website can be misused to steal user data, and financial information and even spread misinformation along with a host of other malicious ...
Cyberattacks suck – and as webmasters we have to deal with a lot of them. All the time. From SoakSoak, to WannaCry, malware and cyber attacks have been on the rise for years. The SiteLock Website Security Report for Q1 2018 recently showed that 1% of sampled sites are infected – which sounds like a really small number until you ...
GoDaddy has been in the managed WordPress hosting game for a while, and now they have stepped their game up even further by releasing the Pro WordPress platform – which lets you host and manage multiple sites. The Pro WordPress platform from GoDaddy includes PHP 7.1 as a default, with Kubernetes container management, dedicated resources, a ManageWP license, a Gravity ...
GoDaddy has kept a steady focus on WordPress hosting & related services, ever since they first rolled out managed WordPress hosting services back in 2014. Since then, GoDaddy has acquired ManageWP, Sucuri, launched Pro ManageWP, developed a WordPress website builder, and worked on a series of training tutorials for WordPress developers and designers. So, it comes with little surprise, that ...
Media Temple is running a brand new promotion on their line-up of managed WordPress hosting. With the purchase of an annual plan you score 2 months of hosting entirely for free! The beauty of this promotion is that the sale continues to expand as you buy more years. Buy 1 year, get 2 months free. Buy 2 years, get 4 ...
Having a fast loading website is essential these days. First off, users are impatient. If it takes too long for your website to load up, people are simply going to click away and go somewhere else. Attention spans are shorter than ever, and a slow website can result in much more than just less visitors these days. It can mean ...
WordPress as a CMS tool provides a heap of extraordinary features that make it unrivaled and unmatched when compared with any other CMS. Seeing its immense popularity and benefits, many website owners are migrating from other platforms to WordPress. One of the popular CMS tools other than WordPress is Drupal, and just like WP, Drupal also possesses a wide range ...
One of the wonders of WordPress is how easily configurable it is. There are thousands of plugins out there that let you easily enhance your website without learning any bit of code. WordPress plugins play a critical role in enhancing the visibility and overall functionality of your site. You need a mix of plugins to ensure the visibility, security and ...
When it comes to CMS platforms WordPress is king, and most of us have known this for a while now. However where does everyone else stack up? And is WordPress really the most popular? BuiltWith, HostingFacts, and Trellis recently put together an infographic answering all of these questions – and more. I’ll let you guys make your own conclusions, but the ...
The wp-config.php file is one of the most important files related to your WordPress installation, however there is so much more to it than just the place your database settings are stored. Frankly most developers completely overlook many of the awesome features hidden within the wp-config.php file. This tutorial is designed to showcase some of the lesser-known functions and features ...
Score 20% off on a WordPress hosting plan from WebHostingUK thanks to a brand new coupon code which just got activated this morning! This WebHostingUK coupon code is valid on any one of the three available WordPress hosting plans – all of which are powered by Varnish Cache and running on Nginx to help optimize performance. To get your 20% ...
Over my years of working with WordPress I have often seen some rather extreme measures being taken by webmasters to accomplish specific tasks/functions with their WordPress-powered websites. A perfect example was a client who was manually deleting her “limited time offer” sales Pages whenever her sale time would expire. This might not sound that bad, but this was one heck ...
Wordpress offers thousands of different plugins that let you add alot of different functions and features to your website. Furthermore most of these can easily be integrated across your website with a few simple short-codes which you simply copy paste into the WordPress editor. However what do you do when you want to integrate that shortcode into your custom template ...
Automattic, the very same company behind the WordPress blogging software, and WordPress.com – the remotely hosted blogging service – has recently acquired the new gTLD .blog for $19 million! Granted that’s quite a staggering number, and Automattic did beat out Google in the auction, the more interesting news is what Automattic will do with it in the coming years. Will WordPress.org ...
Wordpress is a dynamic content management system, and as such it can be used to handle websites with just a few pages, and also websites with thousands of pages such as the New York Times. However as WordPress themes progress, and menus start to handle more and more options – I am seeing more and more people run into an ...
If you’ve ever spoken to me, at any length, regarding the Internet, or even read the about page, you probably know that I’m a big believer of free when it comes down to webmaster resources. Free scripts, templates, and resources have been a huge driving force behind creating the Internet we know and love today. Free templates are a great ...
You may agree that one of the main characteristics for a modern website is its responsiveness. You’d hardly find somebody in a big city who doesn’t have a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Sometimes they have all of the above. Together with a much faster Internet connection, responsiveness is becoming an integral part of web design. Furthermore Google ...
Trying to pick the perfect WordPress theme is a tedious task. It is fairly common to see new users struggling with WordPress themes, changing them countless number of times. One would spend time and effort in customizing and editing the theme as per their requirement, and eventually will move on to another theme. This is not only a tiring and ...
When it comes to the world of content management systems – WordPress has always stood out as the most well-known platform. A recent report by W3Techs however shows that WordPress isn’t just well-known – it’s powering 25% of the entire Internet – and that is quiet the numbers for a program that was intended to focus on blogging. The original WordPress first ...
Sucuri just released notice of a Stored XSS vulnerability within Akismet 3.1.4. Unfortunately for this scenario Akismet is installed by default across millions of WordPress websites – and not every webmaster keeps their website scripts updated (even though you all should!). The current vulnerability affects only those websites who are running Akismet v3.1.4 or lower, and also have the Convert ...