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Best web hosting services in 2020 for small business: Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, and more

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. Others rent virtual machines from cloud service providers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the right hosting provider for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across. We’ve… More Info

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How to Sell Gift Cards on Your WordPress Site

Digital gift cards are an excellent way for businesses to supplement their cash flow and boost revenues, especially during this public health crisis like COVID-19. Customers have always bought gift cards to use in the future, but they may buy them now as a way to support local businesses through this tough time. If you’re wondering how to set up your WordPress site to sell gift cards, we’ve got you covered. Why Sell Gift Cards Gift card sales reached a high of $160 billion in 2018, doubling their growth in a decade. While most people still prefer a physical gift card, the market… More Info

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Duplicated Vulnerabilities in WordPress Plugins

During a recent plugin audit, we noticed a weird pattern among many plugins responsible for performing a specific task: Duplicating a page or a post. With a bit of research, we came to the following conclusion: Many of these plugins came from the same source — and contained the same vulnerabilities. SQL Injections in Vulnerable Plugins Let’s talk for a moment about the original code sample that this entire scenario stems from: A blog post from Misha Rudrastyh, written back in 2013, detailing how to duplicate posts without the help of a plugin by inserting a bit of code into a theme’s… More Info

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WP Feedback Kicks off Free Virtual Summit for WordPress Professionals on April 27 – WordPress Tavern

WP Feedback is running a virtual event from April 27 – May 1. The event is primarily geared toward WordPress professionals who are looking to scale their business. It will feature CEOs, designers, freelancers, and more from the WordPress space. Between five and seven video sessions will be available each new day of the event. The sessions are free to watch for the full 24-hour period on the day they are scheduled. Once that window closes, visitors must purchase an all-access pass to view them, which is currently available for $67 but will go up to $97 once the event begins. A… More Info

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Chatterbox Plugin Uses WordPress Blocks to Show Conversations – WordPress Tavern

Chatterbox is a new plugin with a fun and creative use for the block editor. It displays chat or text threads using blocks that are styled as conversations. Users can type in a record of a chat, including timestamps, with a live preview in the editor. Since written conversations are essentially little blocks of text and media, the block editor lends itself nicely to composing and displaying this type of content. The Chatterbox block can be found under Layout Elements in the block inserter. It includes the option to select a style (Inbound, Outbound, or Event) and add a… More Info

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How To Completely Remove Defacement From WordPress Site?

Imagine this – you wake up one morning, grab your cup of coffee, and get to work. When you open your WordPress site, you’re met with the horror of defaced pages. The content of your site has been changed and your website is ruined. You see that your site is displaying unwanted ads and popups for adult content, fake products or illegal drugs. In some cases, hackers also display religious or political propaganda on your home page. Such an attack can be devastating. You’ll lose visitors and customers because when they see your site is defaced, they’ll leave immediately. Things get worse… More Info

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How To Protect Your WordPress Website From File Upload Vulnerability?

Do you suspect that your website has a file upload vulnerability? Are you worried that hackers will exploit it to hack your site? We wish we could tell you that there’s nothing to be worried about but the truth is, a file upload vulnerability is a serious issue. If a hacker finds this vulnerability on your site, they can hijack your site and take full control. They can cause severe damage to your site by defacing your pages, deleting files, stealing data, and even sending spam emails to your customers. You can check the top WordPress vulnerabilities here. Moreover, things can snowball into… More Info

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How to Add WordPress Two-Factor Authentication? (Complete Guide)

Are you worried that hackers are trying to break into your WordPress website through your login page? We wish we could tell you not to worry but the truth is, your website’s login page is under constant attack by hackers and bots. In fact, hackers target the login page more than any other pages on your WordPress site and it’s easy to see why. The login page offers access to the WordPress dashboard. If they are able to gain access to the dashboard, they can potentially gain complete control over the website. And when that happens, hackers will wreak havoc on your site. Over the years, we… More Info

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How To Update PHP Version In WordPress? (Beginner’s Guide)

Are you looking to update the PHP version on your WordPress site but not sure how to go about it? WordPress has made it easy for just about anyone to create a website without knowing how to code. Nonetheless, your WordPress site is built on coding languages like PHP. You don’t need to know PHP to run the website but you do have to ensure that you are running an updated version. This is because hackers exploit outdated versions of PHP to hack into sites. Next, they wreak havoc on your site by defacing your home page, displaying malicious ads, and redirecting visitors to harmful sites. If… More Info

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