- The WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast is a very powerful and popular plugin for WordPress. It’s used on more than a million websites. Recently it was announced that there is a serious security vulnerability in the plugin. An update is already available, but you must update the plugin in your WordPress dashboard to correct the problem. Read more about it here.
The basis of more than 73 million websites, WordPress is one of the most widely used Content Management Systems. It’s popular with web designers and end-users alike for numerous reasons. Unfortunately, its popularity can make it a target for hackers.
Taking proactive steps to secure your WordPress files is vital to protecting your web presence and your business. To start, we strongly advise you keep WordPress up-to-date on your site (new security features are often released with each version) and choose passwords that are difficult for hackers to guess.
Think website hackers and data theft is a only concern for governments and large corporations? Think again. A recent Forbes article online reported that 40 percent of cyber attacks are against companies with fewer than 500 employees. Yet many small and medium-size businesses are not taking adequate security measures to protect their websites.
It is always wise to have systems in place for off-site file backup and malware protection.
If you run a WordPress website and you wish to be able to collect information from your clients, members or customers, then you will benefit greatly from the Gravity Forms plugin. Here at Page Progressive we believe, as do many others, that Gravity Forms is the best data collecting option out there for WordPress if not THE WORLD 😉
Not familiar with Gravity Forms? Allow us to explain. Gravity Forms is a full feature contact form that allows people to send you information and even publish content directly to your website if you set it up to do so. Used in its simplest manner, Gravity Forms lets you create basic contact or a support forms that collects information such as name, e-mail, phone number, address, website and an assortment of other information. You even have the option to set up notifications based on conditional rules, create pre-populating fields and, because it has captcha as an option, you can even prevent spam!
As one of the most popular blogging platforms and content management systems, WordPress is a “household name” for anyone familiar with web design. With its ease of use, customization and extensive features, WordPress is a one-stop solution for just about anything, thanks to the vast number of great WordPress plugins.