August 28, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Vulnerabilities Have Been Identified In Several Popular WordPress Plugins: Is Your Site At Risk?

Vulnerabilities Have Been Identified In Several Popular WordPress Plugins: Is Your Site At Risk?

Just a few weeks after one critical XSS vulnerability was patched out of WordPress, several more have surfaced – and they’re no less nasty than the previous one, according to dxw security, the research firm responsible for uncovering them.

The first two vulnerabilities are related to cross-site scripting, and allow a hacker to gain administrative privileges by exploiting a weakness in version 3.0 of WordPress’s iframe plugin. According to dxw’s Tom Adams, each vulnerability operates through a different attack vector. The first, a stored vulnerability, allows the insertion of arbitrary HTML into pages which can then be exploited to exceed user privileges. Read More →

August 25, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Five More Top Notch WordPress Tricks

Five More Top Notch WordPress Tricks

The real power of WordPress lies in its versatility. Thanks to the easy extensibility of the core platform, a savvy webmaster can use it to power just about anything they desire, from a simple blog to a virtual storefront to an extensive online community. Not surprisingly, this flexibility means there are a ton of neat tricks and hacks that can be used to empower a blog (or just make the person using them look smart).

Today, we’re going to go over a few more of them.  Mind you, some of what we’re covering today is more cool than useful – but that doesn’t make it any less worth covering. Let’s get started, shall we? Read More →

August 20, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Webmasters

How Webmasters Can Make Their Sites Mobile Ready (And Why They Should)

How Webmasters Can Make Their Sites Mobile Ready (And Why They Should)

The mobile web is here – and it’s no longer something webmasters can afford to ignore. As of 2014, the number of smartphone users worldwide will top 1.75 billion – and the vast majority of those men and women will use their devices both to browse and shop. That doesn’t even account for the billions of users still going online with traditional cell phones, either. Read More →

August 18, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Dedicated Servers

Why Linux Blows Windows Out Of The Water In The Dedicated Server Space

Why Linux Blows Windows Out Of The Water In The Dedicated Server Space

Once you’ve decided on a web host and a hosting plan, there’s one more big decision facing your business before you’re ready to get started – your operating system.  Generally speaking, there are two major platforms you’ll be choosing between: Linux and Windows.

Though each platform has its strengths and weaknesses, if you’re running a dedicated server, Linux is clearly the superior choice. Don’t worry, we aren’t just going to make an unsubstantiated claim here. We’re going to back it up.

So let’s talk. What is it that makes Linux the better choice for dedicated servers? What does it have that Windows doesn’t? Read More →

August 17, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

Monthly Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content Roundup

Monthly Best Web Design, CMS, and Security Content Roundup

Since our last roundup, the biggest news is that Windows 10 was released to some big fanfare and bigger waits. Have you gotten your free copy yet or paid for one if you didn’t qualify for a free upgrade? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new OS in the comments section below. From the world of WiredTree, we’re proud to now offer Intel S3510 SSD  dedicated servers standard with new plans. And as usual, there were a ton of great web design and development, content management, and cybersecurity articles, which you can check out below. So without further ado, enjoy this roundup of July’s best and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google + for the same great content the rest of the year!

Web Design and Development

Feeling the Internet: How People with Visual Disabilities Surf the Web – Can you imagine using a computer without a monitor? How would you know where to click, where to type or what images your screen should be showing? Read More →