It’s Episode 285 and we’ve got plugins for Displaying Instagram Feeds, Product Review Charts, Page Builders, Email Tracking, Time Based Content, and a new way to update your WooCommerce customers in Facebook. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:
DDoS attacks via WordPress now come with encryption
Kaspersky Lab experts have noted an emerging trend – a growth in the number of attacks using encryption. Such attacks are highly effective due to the difficulty in identifying them amongst the overall flow of clean requests. Recently, the company encountered yet more evidence of this trend – an attack exploiting vulnerabilities in WordPress via an encrypted channel.
WordPress Pingback attacks have been in use since 2014. They fall under the amplification class of attacks, when the victim’s resource is attacked via third-party servers by exploiting vulnerabilities in them. Read original article here…. helpnetsecurity.com
How much should a custom WordPress website cost?
Eventually, you have to talk about cost.
If you’re a consultant, as I am, you’ve been asked how much your services cost. And you have to make some decisions:
These questions are important. The answers are important. Gauging the client is important. Every interaction I have with the client helps me learn more about them and the project at hand, and affects what the cost will be.
Cost often also depends on market and location. I’m assuming I’m talking to an American audience in US dollars. What follows may translate well or poorly depending on your location and culture. Read original article here…. poststatus.com
14 Sneaky Online Tools to Help You Spy on Your Site’s Visitors
You’re in business to cater to your audience, right? In person. Over the phone. Via email. And even passively through your website. Whether they’re prospective customers just checking out your site, loyal subscribers who have yet to purchase anything, or actual paying customers, it doesn’t matter. Every point of contact you have with them counts.
But unless you explicitly ask your audience how you’re doing, how do you really know how they feel about you? This is especially important for your website—one of the most valuable assets in which you’ve no doubt invested a lot of time and money building. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org
Why stores running on WordPress are winning
According to the most recent report from BuiltWith, 39% of all eCommerce sites are powered by WooCommerce and WordPress — over 1.5 million active stores. Add in the usage of additional eCommerce platforms powered by WordPress and the CMS’s own 17.6 million live sites (over 26% of the entire internet!), and, well… that’s a lot of sites.
Developers and store builders don’t just choose to work with WordPress because it’s free (although it is) or because “everyone else is using it” (although they are). There are some pretty convincing reasons why WordPress has climbed to the top of the charts, and why WooCommerce has soared in popularity right along with it. Read original article here…. woocommerce.com