WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” – Keeping Sites Safer

WordPress 5.1 "Jaco" is now available! Update now to keep your website current, secure, and benefit from the latest feature enhancements. Keeping Your Site Safe WordPress 5.2 gives you even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information...
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Update Easy WP SMTP – Vulnerability affecting thousands of sites across the internet discovered

The Easy WP SMTP plugin authors have released a new update, fixing a very critical 0day vulnerability. When leveraged, this vulnerability gives unauthenticated attackers the power to modify any options of an affected site — ultimately leading to a complete site compromise. The vulnerability, found only in version 1.3.9, has been seen exploited in the wild and impacts thousands of sites. The...
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WordPress now powers over a third of the top 10 million websites

Our content management system of choice, WordPress, now powers over a third of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. WordPress' market share has been growing steadily over the past few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% now.Stats in reviewIn 2005, WordPress were celebrating 50,000 downloads. Six years later, in January 2011, WordPress was powering 13.1% of...
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WordPress 5.1.1 Patches Critical Vulnerability

WordPress 5.1.1 was released yesterday evening with an important security update for a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability found in 5.1 and prior versions. The release post credited Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for discovering and reporting the vulnerability. Scannell published a post summarizing how an unauthenticated attacker could take over any WordPress site that has comments...
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Contact Form 7 switching to reCAPTCHA v3 for invisible spam protection

Google's reCAPTCHA service protects your website against spam and other types of automated abuse.With Contact Form 7’s reCAPTCHA integration module, you can block abusive and junk contact form submissions and login attempts by spam bots that target pretty much any WordPress website on the internet.The latest version of the reCAPTCHA API is v3. Contact Form 7 5.1 and later uses reCAPTCHA v3....
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Top 5 ways to add social media icons to your WordPress blog or website

You work hard to create a professional website with educational content. You don’t want to get buried under all the other sites on the web. That’s where social media comes in handy. If you can create a customer base on Facebook or Twitter they’ll get your updates every day, and you’ll always be top of mind. Better yet, they might even share you work to their follower base. However, you...
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WordPress 5.0.3 is now available!

5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. Here are a few of the highlights: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience. 2 block editor...
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WordPress 5.1 will replace “blogging” references with “publishing”

WordPress 5.1 will replace the “Happy blogging” language in wp-config-sample.php with “Happy Publishing.” The next major release also cleans up a few other “blog” references by replacing them with the word “site.” A lot of tutorials and documentation will need to be updated. WordPress contributors are continuing to fine-tune the wording in various files to reflect its expanded...
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Contact Form 7 abandons Google ReCaptcha V2, adopts Google ReCatpcha V3, causes SPAM chaos

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 there was a new version (5.1) of Contact Form 7, one of the most popular WordPress plugins with over 5 million installations, released. The author/developer, Takayuki Miyoshi, decided to abandon Google ReCaptcha V2 and adopt Google ReCatpcha V3. You can learn about the versions here https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/versions. This implementation forced...
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Connect with your clients seamlessly with action links

Websites are built to get visitors to take action. In today’s world, this is not just about getting them to click on links or fill out a form. There are many more actions you can encourage your visitors to do. Here's the top of the list when it comes to generating actions from your visitors: Click-to-Call Call your business with one click, through phone links Add phone links without having to...
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