Is your website software up to date?

Firstly, it's important to understand that the reason hackers and cyber criminals want to exploit vulnerabilities in content management systems (CMS) and websites isn't necessarily just to steal all your user account, contact form, and other data, but also to infect your website visitors and users with malware. Once the unsuspecting user is infected with malware they are quickly added to...
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Drupal 7.56 and Drupal 8.3.4 – Security updates now available

Security releases for Drupal (Drupal 8 version 8.3.4 and Drupal 7 version 7.56) which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities are now available and it's advisable that any websites using earlier Drupal versions are upgraded as soon as possible to keep them secure and prevent hacks and unauthorised access, including information disclosure. We can upgrade your Drupal website for you with...
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What are effects of not updating your site?

Previously, we've covered why it's essential to keep your WordPress website, plugins and themes up to date and the same rules apply to sites running any content management system (Drupal, Zencart, Joomla!, etc) but what if you don't? What, aside from the security implications, are there for your website? First of all, you're going to have to update your website software at some point, let...
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How we cut Drupal website load time by 66% using a content delivery network

We're always trying out new ways to speed up websites to improve user experience and help to reduce waiting times for visitors (and improve conversion and reduce visitor bounce rate) so last week we set up our own website to use a content delivery network (or CDN for short). We wanted to see if using a CDN was really making a difference to the speed of our website so we carried out a little...
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Building pages with Drupal (or what are nodes, blocks, views and panels?)

As with most tasks you’ll face when creating or managing a website using the Drupal content management system (CMS) there are multiple ways to create and display content. In this article we’ll look at the four main content creation, curation and display methods that we use when building sites for clients. Nodes Nodes are items of content, based around a collection of content fields – so...
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Responsive design makes Harefield Archers look good on any device

We've been busy putting the finishing touches to a lot of web development projects recently, including a new site incorporating responsive design elements developed for Harefield Archers. The new website, based on the Drupal content management system, incorporated a gallery, blog, events calendar and social media integration that used responsive design techniques to adapt to the screen size...
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Upgrade your Drupal and WordPress sites now!

Just as every now and then you need to update and upgrade the software on your computer, your website also needs upgrades to the software that powers it to keep your website operating at its best. On the 6th August a patch for a security vulnerability that had been discovered in all recent versions of popular blogging and content management platforms Drupal and WordPress was released.  These...
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New website for Absolutely Shabulous, Highworth

Based in Highworth, Wiltshire, Absolutely Shabulous specialise in shabby chic furniture for your home including bespoke pieces and wanted a website to showcase their work and allow customers to find their shop and make enquiries. We created a new website using the Drupal CMS with an easy to use administrative system to allow Absolutly Shabulous to keep their product gallery and product pages...
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New website for Swindon Commercial Services Solar Park at Wroughton

Swindon Commercial Services Ltd (SCS) commissioned O'Brien Media to create a website to support the application to create a solar park at Wroughton (in conjunction with the Science Museum).  The website needed to be created on a tight schedule to ensure that information relating to the planning application and review could be communicated to residents in Wroughton as quickly as possible. You...
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