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The Latest Critical WordPress Vulnerabilities

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Keeping up with the latest security threats in the WordPress realm is crucial to the success of any business that has an online presence. If you fail to adapt your website to the latest threats and protect your code, your online credibility and organic traffic could become extinct faster than the dinosaurs. Believe it or not, hackers, attackers, and thieves can use your website as a platform to launch attacks on your visitors. Worse yet, they can even hijack your website and steal extremely sensitive personal information including your subscriber lists, payment card data, and a multitude of other information that can annihilate your business.

As such, you need to stay on top of the latest code vulnerabilities plaguing WordPress. Though WordPress is an extremely secure web platform, understand that code is ultimately fallible no matter what you do. And even though we can place our faith and trust in WordPress, most people likely don’t research who created the various plugins that they use for their website. Because WordPress uses a model of code modules to dynamically add various functionalities to your website, it is only natural that your website utilizes software coded by a lot of different authors and organizations. Some of them are security experts and some of them aren’t, and new threats are always surfacing that could be lurking in an outdated plugin on your website. To stay ahead of the security curve, consider the latest threats and vulnerabilities for the following WordPress plugins. Click to continue »

WordPress: The Best Platform for SEO

Monday, July 13th, 2015

With each passing month, there seems to be more and more content management systems and web platforms popping up on the Internet. They all seem to make big promises to offer top-of-the-line SEO while still being extremely easy to use. Unfortunately, they talk big and act small. Some of them are decent, but many of them are subpar. Most of the entrepreneurs and organizations that create these web platforms are trying to compete with WordPress, but in reality, they aren’t even coming close to offering a comparable solution. WordPress is simply too advanced and mature. Click to continue »

My Review of 2014 Wordcamp STL

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

My Wordcamp started off a little differently than most.  I was accepted to speak, so I was invited to the pre-party at Four Hands Brewing Co downtown.  My wife decided not to go, since she’d really have nothing in common with any of the geeks there, so I was on my own.  I walked in, ordered a beer, forced myself upon 2 or 3 people, finished my beer and left.  I didn’t know a single soul.

On the morning of the event, I had a battle with myself about going. I reasoned that I’d get there late – I’d had a long night, didn’t know anyone anyway, etc.  I argued back and forth for a while and finally decided to just go.  So I got there early, before the opening remarks, got some coffee and read over the schedule to pick out my chosen sessions.  Below are the reviews of the ones I attended. Click to continue »

WordPress SEO: 5 Steps to Getting Started

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Business owners: Is your WordPress website a piece of junk?

There’s nothing more frustrating than building a website and having it sit there, not generating any leads.  I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be, after spending a lot of money on a site, for it to just waste away.

And why is that one competitor always ranking at the top? What is the secret to what he’s doing? And how can you get to the top (and push his ass down the page?) What WordPress SEO tricks can you do yourself?

Well, let me tell you – it’s possible. Click to continue »

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