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MailPoet Malware Infection hits WordPress Sites

Thanks to Hostnine \ A Small Orange for bringing this to my attention in their recent blog posts on the 23rd July 2014, there is a malware infection currently exploiting a vulnerability in the MailPoet WordPress plugin (which currently has over 2 million downloads).  Having further investigated the issue however, it is clear that the […]

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State of Site5: July 2014

Another month, another update from Site5.  We would like to say that this update is interesting, but it is not.  We will comment on all of the updates individually, as some of them require specific mention: Work has begun on finding ways to make backups and restores quicker. Disk sizes are getting larger, and customer […]

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Tutorial: Stop Comment Spam with Cookies for Comments WordPress Plugin

We have recently taken you through a detailed tutorial on how to stop WordPress Comment Spam, but a new plugin called Cookies for Comments has recently been gaining some positive reviews for their more novel approach.  Spam can be incredibly annoying, and even negatively affect the SEO of your site, both diluting the keyword density, […]

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Tutorial: How to Stop WordPress Comment Spam

What is WordPress Comment Spam? WordPress Comment Spam is when a third party posts an unsolicited message, often of a commercial nature, as a comment on your WordPress site.  The comments are often automated in nature, with the perpetrator often able to post thousands of comments an hour via their automated software. How to Identify […]

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Tutorial: How to Setup and Embed Google+ Hangout in WordPress

Before we go into how to embed a live Google+ Hangout on Air in WordPress, it is useful to understand what the Google Hangout is, along with some possible use cases. What is a Google+ Hangout? You all know what online video conferencing is… well one of the most well-known live streaming video platforms in […]

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How to Login to cPanel

cPanel is a web hosting control panel that is provided by many hosting providers, and the first thing you need to do when purchasing cPanel hosting is learning how to login to cPanel.  You can read more about what cPanel is here.  Essentially though, cPanel is one of the most easy to use and recognizable […]

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Infographic: The Triumphant Rise of the Subscription Model

  From Netflix to Microsoft and Adobe among many others, subscription based businesses have taken a foothold over the last few years by bringing what were once expensive products to a much wider market at an affordable cost.  Bluehost have created a rather cool Infographic, showcasing a number of companies such as Netflix, Dollar Shave […]

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Infographic: The Scary Story Behind DDos Attacks and Botnets

Bluehost have create this rather nifty infographic based on the Zombie Computer.  It details how Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are growing in sophistication and severity, even causing problems country and continent wide. DDoS Attack 101 1. The Botmaster is Born – A DDoS starts when someone begins exploiting a vulnerability in one computer […]

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How to get your site Online in Minutes if your Web Host goes Down

We thought you would like to hear about a little trick we discovered when dealing with one of our other project sites. When we test different web hosting providers we like to use an active site.  Nothing too important, but important enough that should it go down we would not be happy… at all.  So […]

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