I implement Mandrill transactional email sending on many WordPress websites. WordPress by default sends email from the server on which it is hosted. If you use shared hosting then this can cause problems for email delivery as if another website on the shared server is deemed a spammer then this may … [Read more...] about Does email reputation influence SEO?
Yes this is the second security related quote within a week. For a blog centred on WordPress that is unusual however this second quote, like the first, is just too good not to share. By way of introduction, Brian Krebs is a journalist specialising in online security. Many people still, rightly, … [Read more...] about Why paying online is safer
You may be getting emails similar to the following, or you notice lots of unwanted users in your WordPress website: Subject: [Your Blog Name] New User Registration New user registration on your site [Your Blog Name]: Username: dfkpUd8j E-mail: [email protected] The good news is that this is … [Read more...] about How to stop WordPress 'New User Registration'
Themify themes, a premium and reputable WordPress theme developer have issues a security warning for their themes. A file present in old versions of their themes allows hackers access to upload files to your Webserver. What to do if you use Themify Themes The security vulnerability affects a file … [Read more...] about WordPress Theme Security Warning
Below are three very simple WordPress housekeeping tips. The below will take just a few minutes and will make your WordPress Website more secure, faster and more reliable. Apply updates: For security reasons you absolutely must apply updates to your WordPress Website as they become available. … [Read more...] about 3 Essential WordPress Tips
Looking to buy a new PC? You have probably see the adverts in the JB Hi-Fi catalogue, Dick Smith or on the Dell Website mentioning all sorts of numbers and abbreviations. Forget all that nonsense. Here is what you need to know when buying a new computer. The first and most important decision when … [Read more...] about Choosing a new computer – Tips
Today MelbourneIT was hacked and one of their biggest customers Websites went down for many hours (details are still emerging but this is how I understand what happened so far). MelbourneIT is the domain registrar for the New York Times. (Twitter was affected too) Even although MelbourneIT don't … [Read more...] about New York Times. What should I do?
In my ongoing obsession for Website Speed (especially WordPress Website speed and SEO implications), I've tried many Plugins (e.g. W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache), CDNs (the mighty AWS CloudFront and MaxCDN), good DNS hosting (notably AWS Route 53 and CloudFlare) and Web Content Optimization … [Read more...] about This is how good CloudFlare really is!