Easy Digital Downloads and SiteGround Join Forces to Make Digital WordPress eCommerce Easier Than Ever

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), the most popular WordPress-based eCommerce platform for selling digital products, is excited to announce the partnership with SiteGround, a leading WordPress web hosting company. This partnership includes the launch of a brand new managed eCommerce hosting platform for EDD, so WordPress users can set up a fully functioning eCommerce site to sell digital products in no time.

Over 50,000 website owners use Easy Digital Downloads to easily sell digital products like eBooks, digital art, music, PDF manuals,…

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You Can Now Generate AI Images from Text Prompts on WordPress

WordPress has introduced a new plugin that uses Block Diffusion to generate images from text prompts. Announced in a blog post on September 16, the advanced machine learning model will enable users to generate unique images by inserting desired text as input. 

The plugin interfaces with the Replicate API and allows users to run open-source models via their cloud API. One can add the block to a page and select a model to enter the API token. Along with Stable Diffusion, other planned features such as Reverse Image To Prompt, AI Prompt Animation, and Face Restoration are set…

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A New WordPress Block Theme with a Focus on Longform Writing – WP Tavern

WordPress users looking for a block theme for blogging will have no shortage of options while Anders Norén is on a run with back-to-back theme submissions. Beaumont, his second theme release this month, is another one designed for personal sites and blogs but with an emphasis on longform content. It was named for Thaddeus Beaumont, a character in Stephen King’s The Dark Half.

The new theme features the same Albert Sans typeface used in Björk, his previous release, supported by STIX Two Text in text content. Beaumont was inspired by the design he is using on his personal website,…

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How to Customize Your WordPress Theme

Need to customize a WordPress theme? Perhaps you just started your personal website but the default WordPress themes don’t jazz you up.

Luckily, WordPress offers a multitude of options to help you modify and design your website’s theme to your preferences. We’ll show you how to get started.

Step 1: Changing the Default Theme

Currently, a basic WordPress installation comes with the Twenty-Twenty Two theme set as the default. But as you might have noticed, the default theme doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you’d want on your website. Sure, it loads quickly and delivers what’s…

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How to enable WordPress plugin auto updates (and when you shouldn’t)

WordPress is one of the most widely used website platforms on the market, with an approximate 43% global market share. It’s very user-friendly and can be configured to do just about anything (from simple blogs to much more complicated e-commerce sites).

As someone who manages several WordPress sites, I’ve seen the good and the bad. This is especially so with plugins, which are a double-edged sword of problems. On one hand, without plugins, WordPress is pretty much limited to serving as a blogging platform. It’s when you start adding those plugins that the platform blossoms.

On the other…

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12 WordPress site settings that are critical to your SEO success

WordPress is one of the most SEO-friendly content management systems today. If you have a WordPress website, there are many things you can do to improve your SEO. But if you’re not careful, you could also harm your site’s ranking without realizing it. 

In this post, you’ll discover 12 settings to consider if you want your WordPress website to reach its full SEO potential.

In SEO, security is an often overlooked but important consideration. Beyond general SEO settings, we’ll review some necessary security settings that can help prevent…

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Shopify Vs WordPress.org: which is best?

Best value: Shopify

On paper, it appears that WordpPess.org is the best value for money, considering you can download the software completely for free. Whereas with Shopify, you will be set back at least £19 per month for its basic plan, and £49 for its standard plan. As you well know – every penny counts for a small business.

But don’t let the ‘free’ element of WordPress.org fool you. Although the platform itself is free, as is the WooCommerce plug-in required to set up your online store, the costs do begin to add up.

This is because WordPress.org is self hosted, meaning you need…

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WordPress sites backdoored after FishPig supply chain attack • The Register

It’s only been a week or so, and obviously there are at least three critical holes in WordPress plugins and tools that are being exploited in the wild right now to compromise loads of websites.

We’ll start with FishPig, a UK-based maker of software that integrates Adobe’s Magento ecommerce suite into WordPress-powered websites. FishPig’s distribution systems were compromised and its products altered so that installations of the code semi-automatically downloaded and ran the Rekoobe Linux trojan.

Infosec outfit Sansec raised the alarm this week that FishPig’s software was acting weird:…

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Severe flaw in popular plugin remains unpatched

An actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in WordPress plugin WPGateway has led to more than 4.6 million attempted attacks in the past month. The currently unpatched flaw is the second significant WordPress vulnerability to be found over the past week.

A WordPress plugin vulnerability is being actively targeted for attack. (Photo by Primakov/Shutterstock)

When exploited, this vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-3180, is used to add malicious administrator users to sites running the plugin. Administrator privileges allow…

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WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Abused in Zero-Day Exploit

The WPGateway premium WordPress plugin has been exploited by malicious actors.

A vulnerability within the WPGateway premium WordPress plugin has been exploited by threat actors, as found and reported by security analysts from WordFence.

WPGateway Plugin Vulnerability Has Been Exploited

On September 13th, 2022, WordFence’s Threat Intelligence team reported in a blog post that a security vulnerability within the WPGateway premium plugin was exploited in the wild by malicious parties.

WPGateway can be used on WordPress sites to install and backup sites, as…

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