GoDaddy Managed WordPress sites are down – Domain Name Wire

Sites hosted on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service were down Thursday evening.

[Update: the problem has been resolved.]

GoDaddy experienced issues with its hosting platform Thursday evening. Sites that use its Managed WordPress products were down as of the time of posting. The issue appears to have begun around 3:45 PM PDT today and was resolved arond 5 pm PDT.

The GoDaddy system status page did not reflect the outage but GoDaddy confirmed the issue via its Twitter account. It did not offer an expected time to restore services.

In November 2020, GoDaddy faced a widespread outage that…


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LoginID Releases New Passwordless Authentication Plugin for WordPress

LoginID has released a new WordPress plugin that will enable passwordless authentication for users of the platform. Sites that install the plugin will be able to replace traditional usernames and passwords with FIDO-certified biometric authentication procedures.

The new plugin was built to be as user-friendly as possible, and can be installed with only five clicks according to LoginID. Once installed, the solution can handle both biometric registration and follow-up authentication, and eliminates many of the security vulnerabilities normally associated with password-based security.

The…


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5 Ways to Boost SEO on Your WordPress Site

Do you want to know how to optimize your WordPress site to get higher search rankings?

WordPress is a powerful platform that offers easy ways for anyone to build a website and manage content without coding expertise.

It’s a flexible platform that has a repository with thousands of plugins and themes. You have several options available to you to help boost your site’s SEO.
WordPress also has specific features that differentiate it from other types of platforms, for example, the use of tags and categories.

In this post, we’ll look at specific WordPress-friendly ideas you can use to improve…


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WordPress 5.7.2 Patches a Critical Vulnerability

A WordPress vulnerability rated as critical has been patched. The patch is applied to WordPress version 5.7.2. Sites opted into automatic download should be receiving this update without any additional action by publishers.

Publishers are encouraged to check what WordPress version they are using to make sure they are updated to version 5.7.2.

Object Injection Vulnerability

The vulnerability that is affecting WordPress is called an Object Injection vulnerability. Specifically, it is an object injection in PHPMailer vulnerability.

According to the Owasp.org security website, this is the…


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How to Create and Publish Your WordPress Favicon

If you visit most websites on the internet and look at the small image on the left side of the browser tab, that image is known as the site’s favicon.

Most professional websites feature one of these images in the browser tab where the site is displayed. If it doesn’t, then you’ll just see a plain document icon. This is a sign of an unprofessional website or one created by someone who knows very little about designing websites.

If you want to portray a professional image with your WordPress website, then you really need to create and publish a WordPress favicon. We’ll show you…


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CC Search to Join WordPress — Campus Technology

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CC Search to Join WordPress

CC Search, Creative Commons‘ search engine for finding openly licensed and public domain content, is joining the WordPress project. The tool allows users to access more than 500 million images that are free to use, share and build upon, with audio and video search functions in the works.

WordPress has shared its intentions to “expand the [CC Search] service in both depth and breadth,” commented Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler, in a blog post. “We are…


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Rocket.net Managed WordPress Hosting Platform Receives Strategic Investment from HostPapa | News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rocket.net, the complete Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, announced today that it has accepted an invitation to be part of HostPapa’s exclusive accelerator program. As part of the program, Rocket.net has also secured $1.1 million in financing from the Canadian-based cloud services provider. These funds will assist in accelerating the implementation of Rocket.net‘s strategic plan. In addition to the…


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Rocket.net Managed WordPress Hosting Platform Receives Strategic Investment from HostPapa | News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rocket.net, the complete Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, announced today that it has accepted an invitation to be part of HostPapa’s exclusive accelerator program. As part of the program, Rocket.net has also secured $1.1 million in financing from the Canadian-based cloud services provider. These funds will assist in accelerating the implementation of Rocket.net‘s strategic plan. In addition to the…


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Rocket.net Managed WordPress Hosting Platform Receives Strategic Investment from HostPapa | News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Rocket.net, the complete Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, announced today that it has accepted an invitation to be part of HostPapa’s exclusive accelerator program. As part of the program, Rocket.net has also secured $1.1 million in financing from the Canadian-based cloud services provider. These funds will assist in accelerating the implementation of Rocket.net‘s strategic plan. In addition to the…


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5 Common WordPress Duplicate Content Issues & How to Fix Them

WordPress makes life easy for small businesses, bloggers, and large news sites. You have best practices automatically applied in many cases like canonical links and there are plugins for practically everything else you need.

With the ease of publishing content and designs, you also have a new issue:

Duplicate content.

Content duplication is a common reason why a WordPress website won’t rank.

Although it’s different from what we traditionally know in SEO as duplicate content (an exact replication of content from wording to code), it is similar and needs to be addressed.

Here are the five…


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