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Is That WordPress Plugin Safe? 15 Warning Signs to Skip Downloading

Even the smallest and simplest of WordPress websites needs plugins. Akismet is a must if the site has a blog. A security plugin like Defender is non-negotiable. And a solid contact form is needed if you intend on collecting leads. For the most part, though, we know that these commonly used and referenced WordPress plugins are safe. They come with millions of downloads, high ratings, and plugin developers who’ve worked hard...

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What Makes a Good WordPress Contact Page? Breaking It Down

The contact page is a critical part of every WordPress site. Sure, you could place social media links in a top sticky bar, include a live chat down below, and embed a contact form on relevant pages. But visitors know that, if there is a means by which you can reach the company in person or in the digital space, that information can be found there. Contact pages aren’t just a...

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50 Goals You Need to Have for Your WordPress Business Right Now

I’ve talked before about how to start a kickass WordPress business. You follow those eight steps, get all your matters in order, and then launch. Seems relatively simple, right? And if you’re here, then you’ve likely already gone through the process, or are in the middle of doing so. But what do you do after your WordPress business has launched? You have clients pouring in. You’re starting to build a steady...

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7 Must Have CMS Features Organizations Need

PHOTO: Shutterstock In a recent exploration of the issues behind the fall off in content engagement on social media over the past three years, it also became clear that enterprises are struggling to manage increasingly large bodies of content. In a tech space where content management systems have been around for 20 years, it seems bizarre that this should be a...

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DotCMS Updates, TYPO9 9.1 Released, More Open Source News

PHOTO: Cezanne Ali Miami-based dotCMS has rolled out dotCMS 4.3, featuring new Static Publishing features as well the new “Four Eyes” workflow approval.  DotCMS’ Static Publishing feature — which was released last year — has been updated so users can save comprehensive static HTML versions of their websites in multiple locations, including local folders, AWS S3 buckets, or any external location or...

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Why Hackers Are Targeting Your WordPress Site

As we discover better ways to secure WordPress websites, it’s easy to feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing… which is both good and bad. It’s good because it means we trust the tools and services we’ve invested in to harden security in WordPress. It’s bad though when we mistakenly confuse the tightening of security with a set-it-and-forget-it mentality. To put it bluntly: hackers are looking to break into...

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9 Tips to Consider When Selecting a Digital Experience Platform

PHOTO: Shutterstock Practitioners who select, deploy and manage software that helps them produce digital experiences for their customers face certain realities: managing integrations, leveraging APIs, investing in headless, finding actionable insights that help them better connect to customers. Ultimately they're hoping their software suite helps them achieve their business outcomes. Gartner’s first Digital Experience Platforms Magic Quadrant published last month and drew...

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5 Click-to-Tweet Plugins for Adding Social Sharing to WordPress

Here’s a statistic that might blow your mind: there are 500 million tweets sent out each day. Obviously, for users that only tweet a few or even a dozen times a day, what are the chances anyone will see your posts amid all that incessant activity? If you’re using Twitter as part of your website’s social media marketing efforts, that’s a somewhat disheartening thought, isn’t it? The fact that you put...

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WordPress 4.9.3 is Delayed; WooCommerce 3.3 Ready to Roll

Initially scheduled for Jan. 30, the release of WordPress 4.9.3 was rescheduled for Feb. 5. A delayed RC and, subsequently, a short testing window are the reason behind this delay. Stability is a critical element of the WordPress ecosystem, so the more thorough testing, the better. JShint Removed From Official Repository So, what’s new in the not-yet-released WordPress? Well, it’s an update for developers mostly. The most important change is the removal...

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