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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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 vulnerabilityCVE-2021-24284 — was not patched, but was previously disclosed and that plug-in was closed down. The researchers said…


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Buggy WordPress plugin allows complete site takeover • The Register

Miscreants have reportedly scanned almost 1.6 million websites in attempts to exploit an arbitrary file upload vulnerability in a previously disclosed buggy WordPress plugin.

Traced as CVE-2021-24284, the vuln targets Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons and, if exploited, it would allow criminals to upload malicious JavaScript files and even completely take over an organization’s website.

Wordfence disclosed the flaw almost three months ago, and in a new advisory this week warned that criminals are increasing attacks — the WordPress security shop claims it blocked an average of…


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TopDevelopers.co announces list of Fastest growing WordPress Development Companies for July 2022

List of fastest growing wordpress developers for July 2022

Find only the best WordPress Developers for your business popular for delivering quality.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Web developers know that a well built appealing website can catapult revenue generation of the site owners easier. When it comes to any websites or blogs, a constructive content management system and easy edit options are vital. Interactive and well designed websites and proper CMSs can help any business or blog,…


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TopDevelopers.co announces list of Fastest growing WordPress Development Companies for July 2022

List of fastest growing wordpress developers for July 2022

Find only the best WordPress Developers for your business popular for delivering quality.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Web developers know that a well built appealing website can catapult revenue generation of the site owners easier. When it comes to any websites or blogs, a constructive content management system and easy edit options are vital. Interactive and well designed websites and proper CMSs can help any business or blog,…


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Attackers scan 1.6 million WordPress sites for vulnerable plugin

Security researchers have detected a massive campaign that scanned close to 1.6 million WordPress sites for the presence of a vulnerable plugin that allows uploading files without authentication.

The attackers are targeting the Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder, which has been abandoned by its author before receiving a patch for a critical severity flaw tracked as CVE-2021-24284.

The vulnerability would allow an unauthenticated attacker to inject malicious Javascript to sites using any version of the plugin and perform actions like uploading and deleting files, which could lead to…


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PayPal phishing kit added to hacked WordPress sites for full ID theft

A newly discovered phishing kit targeting PayPal users is trying to steal a large set of personal information from victims that includes government identification documents and photos.

Over 400 million individuals and companies are using PayPal as an online payment solution.

The kit is hosted on legitimate WordPress websites that have been hacked, which allows it to evade detection to a certain degree.

Breaching websites with weak login

Researchers at internet technology company Akamai found the phishing kit after the threat actor planted it on their WordPress honeypot.

The threat actor…


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