Your Must-Read Books for this Summer

Summer is here! You know what that means: time to spend those long, lazy weekends with your nose in a book! Below are some of our recommendations for the next months for you to delve into. There’s a little bit of entrepreneurship, sales, a little bit of tech and a bit of marketing. Source: Your …

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The Month in WordPress: June 2019

June has certainly been a busy month in the WordPress community — aside from holding the largest WordPress event ever, the project has hit a number of significant milestones and published some big announcements this past month. A Wrap for WordCamp Europe 2019 WordCamp Europe 2019 took place on June 20-22. Source: The Month in …

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Beaver Builder vs Elementor: Top WordPress Page Builder Comparison

The WordPress page builder scene is hotter than ever with more and more plugins entering the market each year. A few major players have risen above the rest, and we want to compare the top WordPress page builders. In this post, we compare Beaver Builder vs Elementor. Source: Beaver Builder vs Elementor: Top WordPress Page …

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11 Best WordPress Coming Soon Plugins in 2019 – Creative Tim’s Blog

When planning to put out a new site and you already have a domain ready to go, you’re probably considering putting up a “coming soon” page, to get the word of mouth going even before the site is ready to go. Similarly, if you’re operating a live site which needs to, unfortunately, go down for …

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Recently Closed WordPress Plugin With 400,000+ Installs Contains Another Authenticated Persistent XSS Vulnerability

Back in April we ran across an authenticated persistent cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WP Google Maps after our monitoring of the WordPress Support Forum to keep track of publicly known vulnerabilities that have been in plugins customers of our service might be using, led to us coming across a claim that WPEngine was claiming …

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Google Launches Effort to Make Robots Exclusion Protocol an Internet Standard, Open Sources Robots.txt Parser

Website owners have been excluding web crawlers using the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) on robots.txt files for 25 years. More than 500 million websites use robots.txt files to talk to bots, according to Google’s data. Up until now, there has never been an official Internet standard, no documented specification for writing the rules correctly according …

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Font Awesome is Branching out with Duotone Colors and Icon Smashups

Font Awesome 5.9 was released last month with 421 new and updated icons. The popular icon font library has grown to include more than 5,000 vector icons and is used on 34% of the top million websites . It’s also one of the top open source projects on GitHub and a popular choice for WordPress …

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How to Choose the Best Business VoIP Provider in 2019 (Compared)

Are you looking to choose a business VoIP provider but not sure which one is right for your needs? VoIP is a term used for business phone service which allows you to use advanced call management features on your computer or mobile device. Source: How to Choose the Best Business VoIP Provider in 2019 (Compared)

How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Nowadays, DDoS is a pretty recognizable term. Though many webmasters don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is—its method is very subtle to identify—they’re pretty sure it’s a bad thing. And that’s a correct assumption. In this article, we will focus on how to know if your website is under attack and how to protect …

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WooCommerce Blocks 2.2.0 Release Notes

Version 2.2.0 of WooCommerce Blocks is now available as a feature plugin. This plugin iterates on the blocks in WooCommerce 3.6, bringing in some features and performance improvements. New in 2.2.0 We’ve made a change to how most of the blocks render on the frontend of your site. Source: WooCommerce Blocks 2.2.0 Release Notes

Malware vs Virus: What’s the Difference?

There appears to be a general misunderstanding among internet users about the difference between malware and viruses. The two terms are often used interchangeably and to an extent, this is perfectly fine. This article seeks to clarify the difference between them while helping to identify other common types of malware. Source: Malware vs Virus: What’s …

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Massive 1800ForBail WordPress Hacks

Sucuri malware analyst Kaushal Bhavsar recently brought our attention to a massive campaign responsible for adding either “ 1800ForBail ” or “ 1800ForBail – One+Number ” keywords to the titles of vulnerable WordPress sites. 1800ForBail in Search Results Google currently returns 158,000 results for the [intitle:1800ForBail] query. Source: Massive 1800ForBail WordPress Hacks

WooCommerce 3.6.5 security release

WooCommerce 3.6.5 is now available. Since this release contains fixes to harden security, we encourage you to update your stores as soon as possible. Source: WooCommerce 3.6.5 security release

WordPress Plugin WP Statistics: Unauthenticated Stored XSS Under Certain Configurations

The WordPress plugin WP Statistics, which has an active installation base of 500k users, has an unauthenticated stored XSS vulnerability on versions prior to 12.6.7 . This vulnerability can only be exploited under certain configurations—the default settings are not vulnerable. Source: WordPress Plugin WP Statistics: Unauthenticated Stored XSS Under Certain Configurations

Unauthenticated Media Deletion Vulnerability Patched In WooCommerce Checkout Manager Plugin

Earlier this week, a security update was released for the WooCommerce Checkout Manager plugin for WordPress. This update fixes two distinct vulnerabilities: an arbitrary file upload flaw present in certain configurations, and a flaw allowing attackers to delete media files from affected sites. The plugin’s users are advised to install the latest available version (4.3 …

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