Follow-up on the Social Warfare vulnerability

The WordPress plugin zero-day exploits continue. The same individual that published the Social Warfare vulnerability continues to release proof-of-concept code for exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in other WordPress plugins. Warfare Plugins also published details about the Social Warfare plugin…


Social Warfare plugin vulnerability

The Social Warfare sharing plugin suffered from a major issue this week. Hackers exploited a flaw in the code to execute a cross-site scripting attack, redirecting website visitors to malicious sites. Wordfence was quick to notify their email list, and they delayed publishing the details until a…


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5 Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers in 2019

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Using conditional functions in WordPress

When creating custom themes for WordPress, often you'll need to load different styles or scripts for a specific page template, or for the home page. One way to do it is to create a different header or footer that includes those files, and then load the custom header or footer from the page…


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Should you choose WordPress or Squarespace for your nonprofit website?

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Proactive website maintenance

Keep your website updated I've helped a number of clients over the years, building custom websites for their businesses and projects. Primarily, these sites have been built with ExpressionEngine or WordPress as the CMS. Too often there is a perception that one just builds the…