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This past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for many of us. Some were thriving while others were barely surviving.

One takeaway we can be proud of as a community is how most of us had to be even more creative than usual to get through 2020… With long hours, a lot of stress & uncertainty within our businesses. To have a better 2021 for you and your agency, keep learning and investing in yourself to ensure any situation that’s thrown your way can be dealt with, swiftly and with much less stress.

That’s why this year, we are supporting the biggest online event in the…


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How to build a website with WordPress

WordPress is an incredibly popular blogging and content management system (CMS). Nearly 40% of sites on the internet run on WordPress. After all, it’s free and open-source, and has a massive list of themes and plugins for customization. Though it started as a blogging service that you install on your own hosting platform, WordPress now has one of the best website builders available.

In this article, we show you how to build a website with WordPress on your own hosting.

How to build a website with WordPress: Your options


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Publish Text, Image, and Gallery Snippets With the Shortnotes WordPress Plugin – WordPress Tavern

Yesterday, Happy Prime owner and engineer Jeremy Felt released Shortnotes, a plugin for writing notes from the WordPress editor. The intention is for users to create short pieces of content, such as that found on Twitter, Instagram, and similar social networks. However, it does not come with a front-end posting interface, at least not in version 1.0.

The plugin works just like the post and page editor. It should be straightforward for most users.

While the Shortnotes plugin is relatively bare-bones for now, it serves as a foundation of something that could be more. Part of what…


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Microsoft Bing Sending Emails To Use The WordPress URL Submission Plugin

Microsoft sent me an email yesterday asking me to use the Bing URL Submissions Plugin for my WordPress site. No, this is not a WordPress site, but the intent was nice. Plus, this site already integrates with the URL submission API directly.

So I am not sure why I received the email but hey, I am happy Bing is notifying users of Webmaster Tools of this.

Here is what the email looks like:

Here is what it says:

We are reaching out to you on behalf of Bing Webmaster Tools to help maximize your search presence at Bing. Did you know that as owner of a WordPress site, you can have your…


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Introducing the Blogroll Block WordPress Plugin – WordPress Tavern

It was 2003. I was just getting my first taste of blogging and similar experiments on the world wide web. Seemingly every blog I toured showcased a long list of the owner’s friends. These were all the other cool kids jumping onto this blogging bandwagon — the blogroll was almost a status symbol. You had a sense of belonging with your online clique.

Let’s face it. Many of the people blogging in that era were loners, geeks, nerds, artists, and people who generally did not feel they fit into groups of “normal” people. Perhaps that is overly stereotypical, but that was the…


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Cyberattackers Exploiting Critical WordPress Plugin Bug – Threatpost

The security hole in the Plus Addons for Elementor plugin was used in active zero-day attacks prior to a patch being issued.

The Plus Addons for Elementor plugin for WordPress has a critical security vulnerability that attackers can exploit to quickly, easily and remotely take over a website. First reported as a zero-day bug, researchers said it’s being actively attacked in the wild.

The plugin, which has more than 30,000 active installations according to its developer, allows site owners to create various user-facing widgets for…


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WordPress 5.7 Introduces Drag-and-Drop for Blocks and Patterns, Streamlined Admin Color Palette, and One-Click Migration from HTTP to HTTPS

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” was released today, named for Esperanza Spalding, an American jazz bassist who became an accomplished singer, songwriter, and composer in her early 20’s.

Versions 9.3 – 9.9 of the Gutenberg plugin are rolled into this update, bringing hundreds of enhancements and bug fixes that make working in the block editor more efficient and enjoyable.

One of the highlights is the new drag-and-drop capabilities in the block inserter. Users can now drag blocks and block patterns directly into the post content area, making page building even faster.


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WordPress plans to drop support for Internet Explorer 11

The most well-known and popular blogging platform, WordPress, is considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 as the browser’s usage dips below 1%.

Using three metrics to determine the number of people still using IE 11, WordPress has found that its cumulative usage is below 1%:

These usage numbers are similar to when WordPress dropped support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 in 2017.

With such low numbers and the high cost of maintaining the browser, WordPress plans to remove support for Internet Explorer 11 in the future.

“In terms of the current WordPress user experience,…


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How to Start Any Online Business With WordPress?

Like Rome, online businesses aren’t built in a day. It takes a lot of dedicated time and effort to get your business up and running. Fortunately, WordPress makes getting started easier.

WordPress is a great platform for your online business because of its user-friendly interface, templates, business-oriented plugins, and customization options. In this article, we’ll look at how you can get your online business up and running using WordPress features.

Setting Up Your Website

Before you begin designing your website, you need to purchase a domain name and a…


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WordPress Injection Anchors Widespread Malware Campaign – Threatpost


Website admins should patch all plugins, WordPress itself and back-end servers as soon as possible.

The downloader malware known as Gootloader is poisoning websites globally as part of an extensive drive-by and watering-hole cybercampaign that abuses WordPress sites by injecting them with hundreds of pages of fake content.

The adversaries have so far delivered the Cobalt Strike intrusion tool, the Gootkit banking trojan or the REvil ransomware, according to a forensic…


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