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WordPress 3.5 Elvin is here!

WordPress 3.5 Elvin is here!

There hasn’t been much news from the WordPress camp in the past couple months. This is a little uncommon but not necessarily a bad thing. There haven’t been any major hacks or issues with WordPress. And there haven’t been any updates lately…. until today! WordPress 3.5 was released today and is being dubbed “Elvin” after […]

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Excellent Article on Password Strength

Excellent Article on Password Strength

We wouldn’t keep writing about passwords if we didn’t think it was a big issue. The password dilemma is so big, in fact, that it is probably the top problem we find with hacked websites. Many people think that hackers are sneaking around their website code for hours trying to find a way in. Although […]

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How Privacy Breach Notification Laws Affect Your WordPress Website

How Privacy Breach Notification Laws Affect Your WordPress Website

WordPress started as a blogging platform. But as you can read on the official WordPress Stats page, many users such as UPS, CNN, TechCrunch, CNN, and other big names (and of course many other smaller sites you don’t know) use WordPress for various reasons. That is cool because it means you are a part of a […]

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WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.4 (named “Green” for guitarist Grant Green) was released just 14 days ago and has had nearly 3 million downloads with relatively few complaints. As usual with WordPress updates that have multiple decimals (i.e. X.Y.Z), this is just a minor maintenance and security update, but that does not make it any less important when […]

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WordPress 3.4 “Green” Update

WordPress 3.4 “Green” Update

WordPress 3.4 was released this afternoon as an official update. It has been dubbed “Green”  in honor of guitarist Grant Green. This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions. You can watch a short video clip explaining the cool new update here: There are a cool new updates for end […]

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WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

Another WordPress version has been released today. It’s not a major release (as you can tell by the multiple periods such as X.Y.Z), but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to download. As always, we strongly urge you to upgrade your WordPress to the latest stable version. These sub-versions often include security updates that are important […]

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Help Stop SOPA/PIPA

Help Stop SOPA/PIPA

SOPA and PIPA are acronyms you may have heard by now. Many big companies such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo have been fighting SOPA for a while and are spending millions of dollars opposing this bill before it passes. [vimeo 31100268] Although the talented group of people behind WordPress generally avoid politics given the nature of […]

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WordPress 3.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 3.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

It didn’t take long for hackers to find holes in WordPress 3.3. And it didn’t take long for the talented WordPress team to fix those holes. WordPress 3.3.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 15 issues with WordPress 3.3, as well as a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability that affected version 3.3. Read […]

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Almost 5 Months Later… We Get WordPress 3.3

Almost 5 Months Later… We Get WordPress 3.3

It has been almost 5 months since the last WordPress update. That is unheard of since the past couple years WordPress tends to release updates every month or couple months. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In talking with Matt and other WordPress developers at WordCamp earlier this year, they explained to me that […]

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Follow Up on WordPress TimThumb Security Hack

Follow Up on WordPress TimThumb Security Hack

Last month we reported on a wordpress security hole found in the popular script TimThumb.php. If your site got compromised with the TimThumb vulnerability, be sure to check that script to see if it was not modified to act as a backdoor as well. Here’s the code you are looking for: Yikes! That code essentially receives a […]