Secret Agent Report


Thursday, Apr 16

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. Lauderdale Bureau for the past 19 years. During that time I’ve come under attack from my own ineptitude numerous times.

This led me to finally implement tools and protocols to keep my workplace safe and productive. After all, if we don’t know it’s broken, we can’t fix it.

Also included in this report, some news and updates from our partners at WordPress and WooCommerce.

Go do the right thing!

Shelter In Place Protocols

Working from home is not something we’re all used to. Many of us have never worked from home nor have we had to be conscious of the vulnerabilities of working from home. If you work for a large company, they probably have you set up with their own security package but if not, here are some things to consider with supporting articles from our friends at TechRadar.

Do These 5 Things Today to Protect your Laptop

  1. Install a password manager –
  2. Install Grammarly –
  3. Install a VPN –
  4. Install virus protection:
  5. Backup! –

WooCommerce Payments (Beta)

Designed exclusively for WooCommerce, by WooCommerce

WooCommerce Payments, currently available in public beta, is a FREE payment gateway plugin with a difference. It brings features previously only available at your payment processor’s website into your site. With WooCommerce Payments, you can view and manage your store’s transactions without leaving your WordPress dashboard.

With the WooCommerce Payments integrated dashboard, you can:

  • View the details of payments, refunds, and other transactions
  • View and Respond to disputes/chargebacks
  • View deposits and their associated transactions

WordPress 5.4 is here! Named “Adderley” in honor of Nat Adderley

It’s better than ever and it’s packed with feature updates and security patches.

The latest and greatest version of WordPress is now available. Updates to the block editor, developer updates and security updates.

If you own/operate a WordPress website, you should take note

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup from our friends at iThemes

If you need help with a new website, maintaining an existing one, or just want to chat about possibilities you can reach me at

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