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Plugins are what makes WordPress the most popular content management platform on the web, but they have a dark side — the dreaded Plugin Update! A task most website owners avoid. A task that, unless performed, can leave the door open to exploits, vulnerabilities, and hackers. Today, we dig in a little deeper into plugins, which ones you need and why they play an important role in website design and upkeep.
One of the nicest things about WordPress is that you can add plugins to handle specific tasks that you want to do. WordPress is configured so that you get to pick and choose what you want, but what happens when plugins are out of date or you receive exploit alerts? How do you determine a good plugin? Where do you get alerts from? Isn’t there a better way to do things?
There’s nothing worse than loading a website and finding an error, except finding that error at the top of the page! It’s the first thing that users see and what an impact, especially as a WordPress web developer, an error at the top of the screen can make. You’ve essentially LOST any potential sale from the visitor that came to the site!
If you’ve been keeping up with the new WordPress 5.0 version, scheduled for release on November 19th 2018, you’ll know there are a ton of changes. One massive change is how it integrates with WooCommerce. The integration is a full rewrite of code and if you upgrade WordPress and fail to update WooCommerce ahead of
On January 16th, 2018, WordPress pushed out their latest update for their software. For most people, this means they have upgraded to 4.9.2 automatically, but because this was a security update, anyone using older versions of WordPress also received some form of an update! What’s In The New Update? In short, not much. This was
WordPress 4.9, named”Tipton”, was released on November 16, 2017 and is the second major version update this year with WordPress 4.8 previously released in June 2017. Upgrading to 4.9 is a manual process and is not an automatic update! If you wish to make the update yourself, you should make a backup of your website.
For the past year, WordPress has been pushing users and plugin developers to move to PHP7, and it looks like 2017 will be the year they pretty much require it! While they haven’t pushed things into a full requirement, they are leaning pretty heavy on it. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see
For over a decade, Google has been playing an active role in keeping web surfers and website visitors safe from websites that intend to do them harm. It’s been called the “Safe Browsing Initiative”. Whether it’s a website that has been hacked and defaced, or a website that has been infected with a malicious virus,
When Omaha businesses speak to us about website design, one of the questions they often ask us is which elements they should focus on the most. Although there are quite a few website design elements that businesses should know about and pay attention to on a regular basis, there is one that stands out above
A great business website redesign should be about more than just how the site looks. The best redesigns are those that help align the main online presence of an Omaha business with the goals they’re trying to accomplish. For most businesses, the primary goal of their website is to attract as many targeted visitors as
Mobile web design is no longer something that’s optional for Omaha businesses. The reason that this type of web design has become a necessity and will remain that way for the foreseeable future is many people now use mobile devices like phones or tablets as their main way to get online. It’s not uncommon for