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How to Set Up a Free SSL Certificate on WordPress

Although you can purchase an SSL certificate from the Certifying Authority (CA) and add it to your WordPress website, you will have to spend some money to buy and renew the certificate yearly. This guide looks at two methods to set up a free SSL certificate on WordPress. Why You Should Get a Free SSL Certificate for WordPress What is SSL exactly, and why do you need it? A Secure Socket Layer or SSL certificate helps secure the connection to your WordPress site. It prevents attackers and hackers from accessing or modifying the information transferred from your web server to the… More Info

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WordPress rival raises $500,000 in seed funding

WordPress rival raises $500,000 this week in seed funding from various  investors.Source: Tech Crunch Funding news from this week included updates on a newcomer publishing firm in the media industry. Reportedly, this particular Australian start up, Storipress refers to itself as an upcoming alternative to the popular WordPress. It pitched itself essentially as an all-in-one management system. This would have the ability to pull all the tools together that a publisher requires in one place. Start- up accelerator Boson Ventures, Startmate, along with the co founder of Junkee Media, Tim… More Info

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How to Set Up WordPress Using Docker in Ubuntu

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). More than 40% of the web runs on WordPress. Docker is a containerizing system used to run your software in an isolated environment. The concept of containerization is not new in the software development world. But Docker makes it very developer friendly. In this article, we are going to show you how to install WordPress site in a Docker container. Why Docker? Why Docker, you may ask? The answer is simplicity. In Docker, your application is containerized within one image…. More Info

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Experts Notice Sudden Surge in Exploitation of WordPress Page Builder Plugin Vulnerability

Researchers from Wordfence have sounded the alarm about a “sudden” spike in cyber attacks attempting to exploit an unpatched flaw in a WordPress plugin called Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons. Tracked as CVE-2021-24284, the issue is rated 10.0 on the CVSS vulnerability scoring system and relates to an unauthenticated arbitrary file upload that could be abused to gain code execution, permitting attackers to seize control of affected WordPress sites. Although the bug was originally disclosed in April 2021 by the WordPress security company, it continues to remain unresolved to… More Info

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Unpatched WPBakery WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Increasingly Targeted in Attacks

The Wordfence team at WordPress security company Defiant warns of an increase in attacks targeting an unpatched vulnerability in the Kaswara addon for the WPBakery Page Builder WordPress plugin. Tracked as CVE-2021-24284 (CVSS score of 10) and disclosed in April 2021, the critical-severity security bug allows an unauthenticated attacker to upload malicious PHP files to a vulnerable site, potentially achieving remote code execution. According to Wordfence, an attacker can exploit the flaw to inject malicious JavaScript code into any file on the WordPress installation and completely take… More Info

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How WordPress has maintained its hold on the digital landscape | The Area News

How WordPress has maintained its hold on the digital landscape As with most parts of life, the internet’s direction is inevitably dictated by trends. New systems come and go, new platforms rise and fall, and the entire aesthetic of online design seems to be in a constant state of minor flux as new sites attempt to build on the achievements of the old. In this change, website development platforms are no different, with website design packages and tools falling in and out of favour as requirements for quality web design change. However, in all of this, one name sticks out as being stalwart… More Info

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How WordPress has maintained its hold on the digital landscape | The Area News

How WordPress has maintained its hold on the digital landscape As with most parts of life, the internet’s direction is inevitably dictated by trends. New systems come and go, new platforms rise and fall, and the entire aesthetic of online design seems to be in a constant state of minor flux as new sites attempt to build on the achievements of the old. In this change, website development platforms are no different, with website design packages and tools falling in and out of favour as requirements for quality web design change. However, in all of this, one name sticks out as being stalwart… More Info

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WordPress publishing startup Storipress raises $500,000 in funding from Tim Duggan and Starmate

The platform has taken inspiration from e-commerce platform Shopify, replaced the need for services like Trello or Google Docs and integrated the workflow process into the Content Management System. It has also integrated services like Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, blog comment hosting service Disqus, Slack, Google AdSense and Mailchimp, without the need to know how to code. The platform provides a number of options for users from a free personal offering to a “blogger” tier for $US16 a month and a “publisher” tier, which costs $US24 a month where users can install a paywall… More Info

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WordPress Themes Directory Adds Block Themes to Filter Menu – WP Tavern

This week has been heavy with theme news, as the discussion around improving block themes’ visibility in the directory became heated before the Themes Team landed on a course of action. Meta contributors added a new “Block Themes” menu item to the filter menu on the directory homepage, a solution that some classic theme developers fought tooth and nail to discourage in the ticket over the course of seven weeks. Clicking on Block Themes displays themes that have the full-site-editing feature tag. Previously, block themes were buried three clicks deep and users had to know how to… More Info

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Beware this WordPress add-on that could lead to site takeover, threat intel team warns

Wordfence researchers are warning security teams to remove a WordPress add-on that researchers have observed a sudden increase in attack attempts. (“WordPress” by Huasonic is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.) The threat intelligence team from Wordfence this week reported that it has been monitoring a sudden increase in attack attempts targeting Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Add-ons. In a blog post, the Wordfence researchers said the critical vulnerability — CVE-2021-24284 — was not patched, but was previously disclosed and that plug-in was closed down. The researchers said… More Info

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