Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve either been a victim of an abandoned theme or you’re considering purchasing a staple theme that will be used for future clients. Fortunately, for me, one of my main go-to themes has been wildly popular and receives updates on a consistent basis. I consider myself lucky because there really is no fool-proof method to predict whether a theme will dissolve into obscurity.
If indeed this attack was carried out by a former employee, it has to be one of the dumbest of all time. Jail time and fines are certain to follow for the perpetrator. I’m sure many of us have been unfairly treated by a former boss or two. However, that doesn’t excuse such behavior as to destroy property and harass or intimidate that company’s clients.
There is no reason NOT to upgrade your PHP version to 7.x. It’s faster, more secure and has features that some plugins and themes require anyhow. Perhaps the only websites running a lesser PHP version are those that haven’t been updated in ages. If that’s the case, there is a good chance that the theme being used has been abandoned which would necessitate a redesign.
I used to get requests from clients to redirect all non-existent/broken pages to the home page. This was especially common for redesigns of websites where garbage pages created by other agencies were unwanted. The rationale is that if someone comes across one of these abandoned pages via search results, the home page would be a better welcome/entrance than a 404 page.
Picking a domain name is one of the first things you have to do to become a website owner. It’s how users remember your website and it’s largely permanent. You can go through the hassle of changing your domain name, but it’s best to get it right the first time.
The key takeaway from this report is that more vulnerabilities doesn’t necessarily mean more attacks. Given WordPress’s large and increasing footprint, it isn’t that far-fetched to expect more vulnerabilities. Just think of all the plugins and themes out in the wild. How many of those have been abandoned? Furthermore, how many websites sit idle, not receiving updates for months or even years.
Although the sample size of my overall tracked keywords is relatively small, it does appear that some sort of change happened. In fact, it’s possible that changes are still going on. It might take a week or so before things stabilize.
The new SEO analysis feature can be turned on with the latest version of Yoast SEO. It’s available via a toggle button in the plugin’s general settings. I actually just enabled it for this website. This prompted me to go back to one of my longer posts to see if the color indicator changed. While this post still reports as green, a few new problems were displayed. One of them I disagree with.
When I received a Pixel 3 as a Christmas present, one of the features of the phone that didn’t interest me was the integration of Google Assistant. By simply squeezing the sides at the bottom of the phone, a prompt appears waiting to take your query. At first, I thought it would feel too much like a gimmick or novelty and add no real value. Now that I’ve had the chance to play around with it for a bit, I’m impressed.
There were only a few participants in last month’s poll for whether I should reveal my niche website or not. I would have preferred a much larger amount of votes, however, a deal is a deal! The votes for I already know! might as well be yes votes. The site and my persona are so […]