June 25, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Wordpress

Is WordPress Really As Insecure As People Say It Is?

Is WordPress Really As Insecure As People Say It Is?

Another day, another WordPress vulnerability. In case you hadn’t heard, WP-Slimstat in March encountered a critical vulnerability that put millions of sites at risk. For many, it was the latest in a long chain of security flubs, blunders, and flaws associated with the platform.

As with all the others, a clarion call echoed through the blogging community. WordPress, people said, is an inherently insecure platform. Anyone who takes the safety of their blog seriously would do well to look elsewhere. Read More →

June 16, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | CMS

What’s Involved In Changing Your Content Management System?

What’s Involved In Changing Your Content Management System?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You hate your content management system. It’s cumbersome to use, it doesn’t let you do your job properly, and it’s got so many bells and whistles attached that you aren’t even sure which way is up.

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole. Web content management systems aren’t anywhere near as bad as they used to be, after all. Most platforms, such as WordPress, have more or less figured out the whole web design thing. Read More →

June 11, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Web Hosting

When Looking For A Host, What Compromises Should You Make?

When Looking For A Host, What Compromises Should You Make?

Ideally, you never want to just ‘settle’ on a host. You want to keep looking until you find the picture-perfect host for you. You want to sift through all your options until you eventually find  an incredible provider who grants you literally everything your business needs at a price that leaves a good chunk of your budget free for other things. Read More →

June 10, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

May’s Best Web Design, Content Management, and Security Content

May’s Best Web Design, Content Management, and Security Content

Each month as we pull together our roundups of the best web design/development, security, and content management articles, we’ll notice some trends. In May, the discussion around mobile dominated the tech news cycle, and the web vs native debate came back to the forefront. In the world of content management, WordPress made a huge move into eCommerce with the purchase of WooCommerce and WooThemes. It will certainly be interesting to see what impact that has on the eCommerce market. And every roundup, we end with one thing that never changes. Cybersecurity. Read those articles and be vigilant when it comes to the safety of your website. So without further ado, enjoy this roundup of May’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

Can We Reduce Risk Through Improved User Experience? – “There’s an app for that!” Popularized by Apple in 2008, this catchphrase indicates how ubiquitous mobile applications were becoming. From reading the news to starting your car, tracking exercise to finding a new job, we live an app-driven culture. Read More →