The opinion is that an open source script is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. But that is mostly not true – sometimes it’s the other way around. Or, okay, let’s say that it’s partially true, but even then you shouldn’t blame WordPress.
Why? Because it’s usually your fault that your site got hacked. There are some responsibilities that you have to take care of as a website owner. So the key question is always, what are *you* doing to save your site from being hacked? (more…)
And trust me, this is no easy task because website visitors know this is your goal and want something in return for their email addresses, comments, likes and shares, and yes even their money. (more…)
Why would you need a free minimalist WordPress theme? Doesn’t minimalist equal overly simplistic? Well, not necessarily. Some themes – and especially the best free minimalist WordPress themes available out there – come with the most beautiful and elegant of designs.
Of course it’s a matter of taste, but I’m not the only one who thinks that the simpler things look, the more they will be appreciated.
If you’re on my side then I bet you’ll love these awesome free minimalist WordPress themes that we selected for you today: (more…)
Welcome to the 15th edition of our transparency report (for April 2016). This is a series where I share everything happening at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle from a business point of view. Each month, I try to cover the most interesting goings-on, give you my opinions on *things* and share my plans for the next months. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)
“I thought RSS was dead!” – you’re thinking.
Well, yes and no.
Yes – it’s no longer such a popular mechanism used by people to stay updated with their favorite sites … most of that went away with the demise of Google Reader.
And no – because it’s still an active technology, which means that we can use it for a lot of cool things happening behind the scenes on our WordPress sites.
So today, we’re looking into the 5 best RSS feed plugins for WordPress: (more…)
As reported by the Wordfence guys, Ninja Forms – a popular form plugin (contact forms, subscription forms, etc.) – is suffering from a number of serious security vulnerabilities.
Put together, those vulnerabilities have been labeled “very high risk,” which in web-security-speak basically means this: (more…)
Welcome to another edition of our WordPress monthly news series. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the latest stories from around the WordPress community: (more…)
JIRA Software is impressive. Let’s be honest here. Atlassian – the company behind it – has not only built a great development and project management tool, but also lined up a whole range of other tools that integrate with the main package (handling things like documentation, help desk, etc.).
But as life has taught me, only bacon comes with no downsides. And there is one huge, elephant-in-the-room downside with JIRA. (more…)
“What do I need a backup for!? It’s not like anything bad is going to happen to my WordPress blog anyway!” … I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you, but there’s a whole plethora of bad things that can happen to a WordPress site. And if you’re not prepared – i.e. don’t have a backup – you’re in big trouble. (more…)
Need to add an eCommerce store to your website? Cool, have no fear! How about a job board or a help desk, right next to your WordPress site? A forum for your readers? Yes, all of that is possible! (more…)