If you use the WordPress Contact Form DB plugin you need to manually upgrade

Without much of a fanfare, Contact Form DB has moved off of the WordPress.org plugin platform and over to code repository service GitHub.com. You can still used Contact Form DB but to you need to do a one-time manual upgrade to make your WordPress website see the new plugin and get its updates in GitHub instead of WordPress.org Download the latest release from Contact Form DB Releases on GitHub...
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WooCommerce 3.4 is now available with GDPR compliance features for your store

WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress is now available, after having been in development since January, and includes some essential tools relating to GDPR compliance and your website. While 3.4 is a “minor” release; meaning this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than 3.0. It's still recommend that your site is tested...
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Some of the key benefits of SEO in 2018

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a specialised research-driven process of analysing and editing your web site content in order to increase where the pages on your site rank (appear) for specific search terms in search results pages on sites like Bing and Google. By targeting strategic key phrases that appeal to your target audiences, SEO allows you to be found by national, regional, or local...
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How website software updates are more important than ever with the introduction of GDPR

Whatever software and plugins you use for your website, regular updates are needed to fix bugs, increase security, enhance and add features, and generally improve performance. If you don’t update your website software, you may have issues in areas of website performance such as page load speed and web browser compatibility, and your site will be at greatly increased risk of hacking. How you...
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GDPR and website contact forms – basic steps you need to take

One of the key principles of GDPR is informed consent, and one of the main changes you'll probably need to make to your website ahead of the 25th May implementation date of GDPR is add storage and processing consent check-boxes to your website contact forms.Not just for marketing purposesIt's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to use...
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Why you should change your Twitter password today

It’s time to change your Twitter password. Twitter started emailing users on Saturday to let them know that passwords had been inadvertently saved unmasked (in plain text) in internal system logs. This is not a security breach, but Twitter users are advised to create a new password as a precautionary measure. When you create an account for an online service, your login information is usually...
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WooCommerce have finished GDPR changes, and they’re pretty major

Last month the team at WooCommerce blogged about their approach to GDPR in WooCommerce.The latest news from WordPress developers is that most of the new features relating to GDPR are ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and the WooCommerce team have finished their work on GDPR changes to WooCommerce core as well. We'll give you the highlights below... This post on the WooCommerce blog summarises...
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Say “Hello!” to our new website!

It's been long overdue for a makeover, and after 2 months of development we're pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website. Old Links to our Website Any old links to pages and blog posts should continue to work, but if you find something that isn't working you can let us know using the "feedback" tab on the new site, by email to hello@obrienmedia.co.uk, or through the live...
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Drupal developers advise that websites not updated to Drupal 7.58 (or 8.5.1) by Wednesday, 11th April 2018 may have been hacked

Following the remote code execution vulnerability discovered in all versions of Drupal released prior to 28th March 2018, and patched in Drupal 7.58 and Drupal 8.5.1, may have been hacked if they have not been updated to Drupal 7.58 (or 8.5.1) by Wednesday, 11th April 2018, may have been hacked after the Drupal security team became aware of automated attacks attempting to compromise Drupal 7...
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