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
I’m sure you’ve heard on at least one occasion that content delivery networks are awesome. They significantly improve the speed at which your website can deliver content. Not only does that make for a better user experience, there’s also mounting evidence that faster-loading pages tend to rank higher than those that load slowly (though not, perhaps, for the reasons that you might think).
Sounds like a pretty good deal across the board, no? Read more
What do WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and pretty much every other market-leading content management system have in common?
Simply put, they’re having just a little bit of trouble adapting to the small screen. As smartphones and tablets become more and more ubiquitous, the need to design websites that can adapt to different screen sizes grows ever more pressing. A poorly-optimized site alienates mobile visitors – and given that as of last year, 60% of Internet access was done on mobile devices, that represents a huge chunk of your audience. Read more
You could be forgiven for thinking Distributed Denial of Service attacks aren’t really anything to be taken seriously. After all, they’re basically the hacking equivalent of driving a truck into a storefront. Although they can wreak a bit of havoc, they don’t require any real technical skill, and as such they’re pretty easy to defend against, right?
Right? Read more
Hey there, folks! Today, we’re going to talk about lead generation. More specifically, we’re going to talk about one of the most powerful lead generation tools currently available.
No, I’m not referring to Hubspot, nor am I talking about Marketo.
It’s WordPress. See, there’s a reason it’s currently the world’s most popular CMS – it’s versatile enough to handle just about anything you can throw at it. Naturally, that includes lead-oriented marketing. Read more
Without a doubt, one of the most powerful elements of WordPress is its flexibility. This is thanks in large part to its thriving development community. By tapping into the diverse selection of plugins they’ve created, you can empower your WordPress-run website to do…well, just about anything, really.
It’s pretty incredible.
Unfortunately, with so many plugins to choose from, it can be somewhat difficult to figure out which ones are best-suited to your needs. That’s why this series exists – to let our clients know which add-ons are absolutely essential (and by implication, which ones they should probably stay away from). This time around, we’re going to take a look at a few plugins related to website monetization/membership services. There’s just one small difference between the plugins in this post and our regular fare – most of the plugins we’re going to go over today are premium.
Let’s get started. Read more
Let’s be honest – the world of web hosting can be incredibly confusing, especially if you’re a first timer. How do you know where you should start? More importantly, how can you avoid making the wrong choice?
Don’t worry – it’s not as overwhelming as you’d think. All that’s really required is a bit of research. Once you know what’s available to you, figuring out which package you should choose is actually pretty trivial – assuming you know what your business needs.
We’ll help you along in that. Read more