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WP-VCD Evolves To Remain Most Prevalent WordPress Infection

Wordfence update on WP-VCD WP-VCD is still infecting more new sites per week than any other active malware campaign. Even after publishing a paper on the campaign, Wordfence has yet to identify any meaningful change in the rate of new infections. And… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.3 Released

The release of WordPress 5.3 brings even more functionality and features to the Gutenberg block editor. This is an exciting continuation of the path that WordPress started with version 5.0. We’re ecstatic to see this commitment to eliminating the mess… Continue Reading →

WP-VCD: The Malware You Installed On Your Own Site

Wordfence report on WP-VCD One of the most prevalent malware infections facing the WordPress ecosystem in recent weeks is a campaign known as WP-VCD. Despite the relatively long existence of the campaign, the Wordfence threat intelligence team has associated WP-VCD… Continue Reading →

Domain Name Selection

How do you pick a good domain name? Sadly, many of the good domain names are long gone. So keep this thought in mind: Domain names ending with “.com” are still the highest “value” for your online identity. Be warned,… Continue Reading →

Handy tools for manipulating text

If you need to manipulate text, Text Mechanic™ – Text Manipulation Tools has a boatload of tools to use, including: Add Prefix/Suffix into Line Add/Remove Line Breaks Count Characters, Words, Lines Delimited Column Extractor Find and Replace Text Line Combination… Continue Reading →

WordPress Database Search and Replace

If you ever need to make changes to your database, but are afraid to mess with data stored in serialized arrays. Interconnect/IT’s Database Search and Replace Script in PHP is the tool for you. It’s an extremely powerful tool that… Continue Reading →

Install WordPress via SSH

If you have a WordPress website that is damaged, infected, or just won’t update, you may need to reinstall WordPress to get things kickstarted. Sometimes a site may be so out of whack that you can update/replace from the WordPress… Continue Reading →

How does your WordPress server stack up?

Just found an extremely handy tool. We are assisting a new client and their WordPress install just seemed sluggish. We weren’t sure if we were imagining things or just being impatient. As we like to say: “There’s a plugin for… Continue Reading →

A complete list of every (important) social network’s image dimensions!

Nothing like trying to get some images ready for a social media site and not remembering what size it’s supposed to be (this week). Now, in one handy location, A complete list of every social (important) network’s image dimensions! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16zR402-MriVnvXcPk-1JpOUwwfAJvYGF16VBpNlkVH0/edit#gid=476246499

Use visual editor for widgets!

One of our few disappointments with WordPress is that the Text Widget is pure HTML. That makes it really hard to turn over any sidebar text for the end users to manage. Here’s a plugin to make that worry go… Continue Reading →

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