Are you a Noisy Neighbor?

Are you a Noisy Neighbor?

Hint, it's not what you think it is! What is a Noisy Neighbor? In a shared hosting environment (this is the most commonly used hosting solution), limits are set on the number of resources a single website may use. These limits are somewhat elastic - within reason....

Your WordPress Website is NOT Secure!

Your WordPress Website is NOT Secure!

There seems to be a general complacency surrounding website security and it almost certainly stems from the idea that hackers are not interested in your website. Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth. >> Can't be bothered to read this? Jump...

PHP 8: What WordPress Users Need to Know

PHP 8: What WordPress Users Need to Know

PHP 8.0 is set to be released on November 26, 2020. As the programming language powering WordPress sites, PHP’s latest version offers new features that developers will find useful and improvements that promise to greatly enhance security and performance in the long...

How Old Is Your Website?(In Google Years)

How Old Is Your Website?
(In Google Years)

According to Moore's Law, a principle upheld by INTEL, the number of transistors that can fit on a silicon chip doubles every 2 years. If this axiom is true for microprocessors, it's doubly true for software and websites. Software is advancing at an alarming rate and...

Secret Agent Report

Secret Agent Report

In this report: Updates from our friends at WordPress and WooCommerce plus Safe computing at home While we are all 'sheltered in place', it seems like a good time to share some of the things I've learned during my adventures in marketing. I've worked out of the Ft....

Inline CSS tips to trick out your WordPress posts

Inline CSS tips to trick out your WordPress posts

If you’ve built even the simplest WordPress website, You’ve probably come across a scenario where you or your client would like to alter the appearance of elements on the site. Styling is done using CSS code (Cascading Style Sheet). When the website visitors browser reads a style sheet, it formats the post according to the information in the style sheet. Depending on what you’re changing, there are a number of ways to accomplish this. In most cases you’d be working with a child theme and that will allow you to update the child theme’s CSS file with the new or modified CSS code.

Cool ‘Hidden’ WordPress options

Cool ‘Hidden’ WordPress options

The one tip that could make your Wordpress admin experience 100% better.

Okay, they’re not really ‘Hidden’ but unless you’re the inquisitive type, you’ll probably never ‘Discover’ them. I’ve been building and administering Wordpress sites for years and I totally love the way the system is improving over time. If you work on Wordpress only occasionally or if you’re just not a button-clicker, then you’ll really appreciate this simple tip.

ITPalooza Update – WordPress for Dummies II – Hack my site

Challenge: I’ll be handing out my account credentials and inviting you to hack my site. Are you up to the challenge? Website security is a complex issue made worse by the many components that make up a web-services platform, in this session, we’ll look at some of the precautions you can take to protect your WordPress website and mitigate risk. Last year we had a full-house, this year we’ll cram as much as possible into our allotted 50 mins.

How to beat the Shellshock Bug – with a stick

The Shellshock vulnerability potentially affects all UNIX and POSIX-compliant (and nearly-POSIX-compliant) operating systems, including OS X, Linux, Cygwin for Windows and Microsoft POSIX subsystem. So that’s pretty much the entire internet and all connected devices. The Shellshock ‘Bug’ is an exploit of an original design feature that was built into the bash shell by developer, Brian Fox in 1989 as a way to export functions. Because bash is favored by most UNIX and Linux developers, it is the de facto standard shell in almost all distributions…

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