WordPress and spam go together like highways and traffic jams. Everyone agrees that the former is indispensable, but desperately wishes it could exist without the latter.
The good news is that unlike with gridlock, there IS something you can do about WordPress spam. Quite a bit, actually. And that’s where we come in. Read more
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Even though WordPress is one of the most frequently-targeted platforms for cybercriminals; even though it seems like there’s a new vulnerability connected to the platform every week, WordPress itself is not particularly insecure. Its popular, and its plugin architecture is incredibly open. Read more
As you well know, WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. It powers 23% of the web, with over 60 million users worldwide. That popularity has served it well in some regards – it hosts a thriving development community with scores of passionate users coding plugins and helping one another out with technical problems. Read more
Technically, there’s no ‘wrong’ choice when it comes to selecting a content management system. All the top CMS’s have a diverse selection of plugins that allow them to tackle pretty much any task you throw at them – most of them could be used to build your website, regardless of what you intend to do with it. Read more
There was a time when Flash was the go-to for rich media content – everything from animations to rich graphics to browser games. Unfortunately, times have changed. Flash is no longer what it once was. Now, rather than being a gold standard, it’s little more than a horrendous quagmire of crippling security vulnerabilities. Read more
WordPress parent company Automattic is finally spending the $160 million in funding it raised last year – on plugins, apparently. Late last month, it purchased WooCommerce, a powerful shopping plugin designed to help publishers turn their websites into digital storefronts. Although CEO Matt Mullenweg wouldn’t comment on the price, recode claims that inside sources have clocked it at around $30 million. Read more
So, you want to create a few videos for your brand? That’s awesome. With the runaway success of YouTube, video content is now bigger than ever – and few things are more memorable than an awesome video ad.
There’s just one tiny problem. Video isn’t easy. You (usually) can’t just start rolling a camera and hope for the best. Read more
According to a report from CodeGuard, WordPress now powers 79% of content-driven websites. By comparison, Joomla powers 7.2%, and Drupal 5.3%. The report further notes that designers and developers are flocking to the platform in droves; it’s gained more popularity in that market than it has among bloggers. Read more
It’s enough to make you scared to write anything controversial.
In theory, the DMCA is a tool that’s intended to protect content creators. It’s a system through which one can quickly and easily flag down anyone who’s trying to copy your content; a process that one can use to protect content from plagiarists. Unfortunately, it seems like it’s more often used as a legal bludgeon. Read more
Recently, Finnish security researcher Joukou Pynnonen revealed a security flaw in Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin which allowed hackers to take over the administrator account of any CMS on which the plugin was installed. One of the most popular SEO tools on the web; Yoast’s plugin has been downloaded nearly seven million times – meaning there’s a staggering number of WordPress sites impacted by the vulnerability. Unfortunately, this story is nothing new. Read more