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Bluehost Launches Global Hunt for the Top 20 WordPress Creators

The Bluehost Creators Awards are now open to a global audience, and judges from around the world will choose 20 winners who are breaking ground with creativity, innovation, and future-proof ideas JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bluehost, a trusted web hosting provider specializing in WordPress, has opened the 2022 Bluehost Creators Awards contest. The awards seek to recognize and honor the talent and effort of creators spanning the spectrum from business owners, bloggers, self-creators and students to creative professionals such as web developers, web designers, and… More Info

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8 WordPress SEO Plugins to Boost Website Traffic on Site

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a collection of techniques aimed at enhancing the visibility and ranking of a website within the results of organic searches. These search engine optimization best practices can be broken down into categories: on-page, off-page, technical, mobile, content, and others. To put it another way, search engine optimization (SEO) refers to the process of enhancing a website so that it achieves a high ranking on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others. The best eight WordPress SEO plugins, you… More Info

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WordPress Security – Security Boulevard

The internet has revolutionized how people communicate and do business around the globe. Beginning in 2005, the internet became so widespread that almost all businesses began to have a presence online, most notably through a website. Although social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become necessary additions to business marketing, websites are still the backbone of a business’s presence online. Businesses can be grouped in three main ways, brick and mortar stores, which offer customers a location to do business. Virtual, operating entirely online, or even a… More Info

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WordPress Appears In NYT Crossword – WP Tavern

At the risk of spoiling the answer to a clue included in the image below, WordPress made an appearance in the New York Times crossword puzzle today. Likely nobody reading this post would struggle to answer the clue “popular blogging platform” with nine letters. New York-based digital consultant and media co-founder Matt DeSiena tweeted a screenshot with the caption, “You know it’s a good day when WordPress makes an appearance in the NYT Crossword.” Despite the software powering 43% of websites, many of us working in the world of WordPress still cannot adequately explain… More Info

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GoodFirms Discloses Top 10 WordPress Development Companies in Canada

Top 10 WordPress Development Companies in Canada_GoodFirms GoodFirms The curated list of dedicated WordPress experts who adhere to an agile development methodology delivers fast, smooth, and reliable solutions. WordPress developers are renowned for building customized solutions on diverse projects for clients across different verticals.” — GoodFirms Research WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — GoodFirms, the globally recognized research, ratings, and… More Info

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WordPress.org Strongly Urges Theme Authors to Switch to Locally Hosted Webfonts – WP Tavern

In light of a recent German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts, WordPress.org’s themes team is updating its recommendations for hosting webfonts. Most theme authors have been enqueuing Google Fonts from the Google CDN for better performance, but this method exposes visitors’ IP addresses. “The themes team strongly encourages the theme authors to update their themes,” Themes Team representative @benachi said in a recent announcement. “We recommend updating by switching to locally hosted webfonts. Luckily Google Fonts… More Info

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Cheap WordPress Hosting : Top 10 for June 2022 – Business 2 Community

Powerful and feature-rich hosting plans are usually pricey. Cheap WordPress hosting plans, on the other hand, can perform just as well as more expensive choices, provided you pick the correct provider. That said, choosing a cheap WP hosting is trickier than you might think. What appears to be a low-cost bargain may have hidden charges, slow (or even crash) your website, and deliver a frustrating user experience, making you wish you paid a little more for quality services. With that in mind, we tested a plethora of the cheapest WordPress hosting services on the market right now to zero in… More Info

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NinjaForms WordPress plugin, actively exploited in wild, receives forced security update • Graham Cluley

A critical vulnerability in a WordPress plugin used on over one million websites has been patched, after evidence emerged that malicious hackers were actively exploited in the wild. WordPress has pushed out a forced automatic update to the widely-used Ninja Forms plugin after security researchers. According to an analysis by experts at WordFence, the vulnerability “could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or delete arbitrary files on sites.” Sign up to our newsletterSecurity news, advice, and tips. In short, an unauthenticated attacker could… More Info

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Exploited Vulnerability Patched in WordPress Plugin With Over 1 Million Installations

More than one million WordPress websites were potentially impacted by a critical Ninja Forms plugin vulnerability that appears to have been exploited in the wild. With over one million installations, the popular Ninja Forms plugin helps administrators add customizable forms to their WordPress sites. The exploited security issue, which was identified in the Merge Tag functionality of the plugin, does not have a CVE identifier yet, but it has a CVSS score of 9.8. “One feature of Ninja Forms is the ability to add ‘Merge Tags’ to forms that will auto-populate values from other areas of… More Info

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Over a Million WordPress Sites Forcibly Updated to Patch a Critical Plugin Vulnerability

WordPress websites using a widely used plugin named Ninja Forms have been updated automatically to remediate a critical security vulnerability that’s suspected of having been actively exploited in the wild. The issue, which relates to a case of code injection, is rated 9.8 out of 10 for severity and affects multiple versions starting from 3.0. It has been fixed in 3.0.34.2, 3.1.10, 3.2.28, 3.3.21.4, 3.4.34.2, 3.5.8.4, and 3.6.11. Ninja Forms is a customizable contact form builder that has over 1 million installations. According to Wordfence, the bug “made it possible for unauthenticated… More Info

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