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Servers Upgraded to CloudLinux

We’ve completed upgrading the operating system on all of our servers from CentOS to CloudLinux which will help stabilize and increase performance of our services.

You’ll now notice there are Resource Usage reports within CPanel which show CPU, Memory, Process usage, etc. You can view your Resource Usage details within CPanel > scroll all the way to the bottom and click Resourc…

WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release

WordPress 3.9.2 is now available as a security release for all previous versions. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Product Security Team. It  was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David Rothstein of the Drupal security team. This is the first time our two projects have coordinated on joint security releases. WordPress 3.9.2 also contains other security changes: Fixes a possible but unlikely code execution when processing widgets (WordPress is not affected by default), discovered by Alex Concha of the WordPress security team. Prevents information disclosure via XML entity attacks in the external GetID3 library, reported by Ivan Novikov of ONSec. Adds protections against brute attacks against CSRF tokens, reported by David Tomaschik of the Google Security Team. Contains some additional security hardening, like preventing cross-site scripting that could be triggered only by administrators. We appreciated responsible disclosure of these issues directly to our security team. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes. Download WordPress 3.9.2 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now”. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 3.9.2 within 12 hours. (If you are still on WordPress 3.8.3 or 3.7.3, you will also updated to 3.8.4 or 3.7.4. We don’t support older versions, so please update to 3.9.2 for the latest and greatest.) Already testing WordPress 4.0? The third beta is now available (zip) and it contains these security fixes.

4 Easy Tips for WordPress Performance Optimization

Choosing a good host is part of running a WordPress site, but many users wonder where to go from there. A properly optimized WordPress site can not only allow you to serve your customers better, but also greatly decreases your server loads. In the web hosting world, a few extra seconds to load your site could be the difference in converting a customer to a sale. In this article, we’ll show you how to improve server performance and page speed by leveraging things like browser caching and CDNs.

How to Create the Perfect Password

Passwords are a touchy subject. We all know just how important it is to create a secure password so as to avoid hackers getting into your account. Whether it is your email address or your online banking account, it doesn’t matter. A secure password is always necessary. Then again, there is the matter of remembering all those passwords

The New Definition of Search Engine Optimization

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I wish I had a nickel for every person who has come to me and said, “I paid […] The post The New Definition of Search Engine Optimization appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Web CMS

We recently picked the brain of a web content management analyst to discover what’s in and what’s out. Today, we go to the numbers to tell us who’s hot. Ektron reported double-digit year-over-year growth in revenue as well as double-digit earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for fiscal year 2013. The Nashua, N.H.-based web content management (WCM) provider — recognized by Gartner and Forrester — claims its platform includes capabilities to unlock key parts of websites without affecting stability, involving IT resources or requiring a lengthy platform migration. On the heels of its growth announcement, CMSWire talked to Bill Rogers, Ektron’s CEO and chairman, about getting the most out of your CMS. Read full story… Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job

6 Super-Useful Chrome Extensions for Designers

If you are a Chrome user, you probably love it for it’s speed and simplicity. However, no matter how much you like simplicity, sooner or later you’ll need will add some extra functionality you desperately need. In such cases, it’s extensions to the rescue. If you were a Firefox user before you switched to Chrome (or perhaps you time-share between browsers), you probably already know that most of the Firefox add-ons you love are available for Chrome as well. Today we’re going to look at some of the most useful Chrome extensions for designers. I am not writing about the Web Developer and Firebug add-ons that are emblematic for Firefox as they’ve been well covered elsewhere. also going to avoid the add-ons I reviewed in the 6 Great Firefox Extensions for Designers article, too. Not all of them are available for Chrome, but the ones that do include are: ColorZilla, YSlow, Open With (only Firefox and no Mac OS version). You might want to try them as well.Continue reading %6 Super-Useful Chrome Extensions for Designers%

The Future of WordPress

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Starting with just a simple line of code 11 years ago, WordPress has evolved to become the platform of more than 74 million websites. Even with a vast array of competitors offering similar functionality, WordPress still dominates the CMS market with a 21.9% market share.

20 Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers

I come across so many interesting info-apps and documents in my daily research, so I thought I’d provide a list of those here. True, not everyone likes the “list post” or roundup, but hey, we can’t please everyone. And we don’t do these types of posts too often anyhow. In this case, this is a great way to bookmark a few things maybe for some evening or weekend reading. I guarantee you’ll find at least a few links in here that you’ll want to come back to. Enjoy! 1. CSS Vocabulary A great point-and-click little app to get you up to speed with all the different parts of CSS syntax and what the proper name for them is. 2. Liquidapsive A very simple informational layout that, by means of a select box, lets you choose between Responsive, Adaptive, Liquid, and Static, so you can see what is the difference between the four layout types. I imagine this would be nice even to show to clients, so they can see how things adjust using the different styles. 3. Superhero.js A collection of the best articles, videos, and presentations on helping to maintain a large JavaScript code base. Included are some general principle-type stuff, sources on testing, tools, performance, security, and more. 4. A cheat sheet for learning and remembering CoffeScript syntax. 5. The HTML Landscape This is pretty interesting. It’s a W3C document that describes the “perceptible differences” between three HTML specifications: WHATWG, W3C’s HTML5.0, and W3C’s HTML5.1. Might be a little overly technical, but you might be able to find some interesting new stuff here.Continue reading %20 Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers%

What’s New in WordPress 3.9

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System. (Some will argue it’s not a CMS. To them, I say: WordPress is a System for Managing Content — stop being persnickety!) Several reasons for its success: WordPress is free. It’s easy to install, use and extend. Novice developers and content editors have a shallower learning curve than similar products. There are plugins and themes to suit every requirement. An active community means support and development resources are easier to find than most software. WordPress adoption has reached critical mass. Other systems may be prettier or have a more elegant code base, but it’s difficult to recommend an alternative when WordPress is so ubiquitous. WordPress 3.9 was released on April 16, 2014. It’s a major release so your existing installations won’t auto-update; you’ll need to log in and follow the update instructions. Plugin and theme incompatibility is rare, but you should back-up and investigate further before starting. You did back up, didn’t you? What can users and developers expect from the new version?…Continue reading %What’s New in WordPress 3.9%

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