Are you waiting and waiting for email to arrive from your WordPress site? Have you looked in the spam folder, looked in your inbox, looked under your bed, and your mail is nowhere to be found? Frequently readers think it is a problem with their contact us form, but in reality it is a systemic… [Continue]
Everyone loves to learn about new plugins. These reviews highlight some of my favorite plugins, both free and premium.
In order to control site loading times, disk space used, and as a security measure, WordPress limits the file size of any image uploaded to the Media Library. The default maximum size is 2MB. You can change this limit (in php.ini, .htaccess, or wp-config.php) if you wish, but that’s a lesson for another day. Here… [Continue]
Today, Yoast released version 4.5 of their popular Yoast SEO plugin. The major purpose of this upgrade is to nudge WordPress site owners (and hosting companies) off of old, unsupported versions of PHP, and get everyone to upgrade to PHP 7. What? Why? How? Here’s what you need to know. What is going on? It… [Continue]
BackupBuddy is my go-to backup solution for the 63 WordPress sites I manage. And iThemes just rolled out BackupBuddy version 6.0 with easy deployment from a test site to a production site (and vice versa.) I’ll be attending a webinar on deployment next week, but I’m sure this will be an awesome addition to an… [Continue]
A major vulnerability in the WordPress plugin WP Super Cache, in versions prior to 1.4.4, has been announced this week. To keep your site safe, please update now to version 1.4.4. For those wanting more details, you can read all about it on Sucuri’s blog. In other security news, the FBI announced this week that… [Continue]
A SQL injection vulnerability was found and fixed in the popular WooCommerce plugin. Please upgrade immediately to WooCommerce version 2.3.6. Props to both WordFence (who found the problem) and WooCommerce who patched it very quickly.