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Different Types of WordPress Vulnerabilities : Malware
WordPress is one of the most popular systems in use, with over 40% of all websites currently in use. Being such a popular system also means there are more potential vulnerabilities, simply because these vulnerabilities have the potential to affect so many websites.
Is Your WordPress Site Ready for PHP 8?
PHP 8 contains the latest bug fixes and security enhancements, so it is important to make sure your site is running it. Since support for the previous version officially stopped on November 28, 2022, it could leave your site more vulnerable to attacks.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 4 min read
What are the Different Types of WordPress Vulnerabilities, Part 2: SQL Injection
We’re back with another chapter in our series on the different types of WordPress vulnerabilities. This chapter focuses on one of the more common types, SQL injections.
WordPress Vulnerabilities Part 1 : Brute Force Attacks
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Choosing a Web Hosting Provider for Your WordPress Website
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a hosting provider. Sometimes it all feels like a little too much, and before you know it your head is spinning from the number of options available.
Improving Stability and Security on Your WordPress Site
Have you ever heard of the term “deferred maintenance?” It’s commonly used in the real estate business to describe work needed on a property that has been delayed until the owner has the time and money to deal with it.Andrew Engstrom· 6 min read
How to Protect Yourself from WordPress Vulnerabilities
Now that your website is live, it’s time to keep it that way. You don’t want all that hard work to go to waste! What are some steps you can take to keep your WordPress site safe from vulnerabilities?
What are the Different Types of WordPress Vulnerabilities?
A vulnerability is defined as “the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically, or emotionally.” Of course, you’re not actually being physically attacked.
How to Decide if a WordPress Site is Right for You
So you know you need a website, but the sheer number of choices available is overwhelming. You’ve heard about WordPress, but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice for your site.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 3 min read
How to Set Up Custom Messages Based on Product Category for WooCommerce
When building a WooCommerce site, part of the setup involves putting together the customer order notification emails that get sent when a purchase is made.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 5 min read
Proper Deployment Procedures and the Importance of Version Control in WordPress Development
Have you ever worked in a group setting? Each person has their own list of responsibilities, deadlines, and goals, but everyone on the team is utilizing the same file base for storing updates to the project. Has this happened to you?
WordPress Security: How to Protect Your Site from Brute Force Attacks with URL Masking
Imagine it’s 10pm on a Friday night. You’re catching up on some (insert cool, recent TV show), trying to relax. Suddenly, you get a concerning text from your employee telling you to look at your website.Andrew Engstrom· 3 min read
Do I Need a Staging Site?
Picture this – you’re making a change to your custom WordPress E-Commerce theme. You click save, and you get the infamous white screen. You refresh the page a dozen times and wonder where you went wrong, and what you did to deserve this fate?
What’s Security Got to Do With It? Understanding Site Security & WordPress
If you use WordPress for your website, you need to take security seriously. WordPress’ popularity as a content management system (CMS) makes it a popular target for hackers.
The Ins-and-Outs of Enterprise WordPress Maintenance: What You Need and Should Expect
WordPress has earned a reputation as a user-friendly content management system (CMS). Its ease-of-use makes WordPress an ideal solution for organizations of every scale–including major enterprises.
Mapping external domains to sites on your WordPress network without a plugin
In this tutorial, I will show you how to map external domains to sites on your WordPress network, without the use of a plugin. I have found some conflicting information on this process.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 5 min read
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Getting started with a WordPress maintenance plan
So you've decided that you need help with your company's WordPress presence.Great! That’s the first step, but now what? Eric Meyer, the founder and owner of Curious Minds, goes over what to expect.
Featured case study
When Doist, the powerhouse company behind the popular apps Todoist, and Twist were looking for a new development partner to help maintain their main WordPress blog, they reached out to Curious Minds. Being a remote and distributed company, they needed a maintenance partner with not only technical expertise, but also with great communication skills.
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