Convert your WordPress blog to use SSL or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Padlock

It’s time to use SSL on all blogs, everywhere. Google prefers SSL and, historically, would confer its blessing on sites that used SSL. Google has taken it one step further and is now planning to penalize sites that do not use SSL. With that in mind, now is the time to take the plunge and protect …

WordPress Backups for Peace of Mind

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When the WordPress dashboard alerts you to update a plugin, or WordPress core, it’s tempting to click “Update Now”, and be on your way. But did you know that taking a moment before updating, and running a one-time backup can save you from losing years of posts, pages, and comments when an update goes awry?

Three ways to speed up your site load time, Part 2a: Optimize JavaScript

Part 2: Optimize Javascript

In our first article in this series, we talked about one way to speed up your site: optimizing your images. Here in part 2a we’ll talk about another optimization task: shrinking and combining your JavaScript files to help speed up your site’s delivery and display.

Plugin Announcement: Update WooCommerce Store Toolkit, WordPress User Meta Manager and WP User Frontend plugins

Three popular WordPress plugins were updated within the last 24 hours to fix severe vulnerabilities. If you use WooCommerce Store Toolkit, WordPress User Meta Manager, or WP User Frontend plugins, we recommend updating as soon as possible to keep your site secure. For more details about the updates or vulnerabilities, see this article from Wordfence. To verify whether your …

IMPORTANT: Update to WordPress 4.4.1 to prevent cross-site vulnerability

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Earlier this month, WordPress.org released a security and maintenance update to the software that addresses a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability present in previous versions. This vulnerability could compromise your site by allowing an attacker to inject malicious code into your site through user forms, and then use your site to pass on the malicious code to your end users. …