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3 Best Practices for Selecting Secure WordPress Plugins

Like most WordPress users, you probably rely heavily on plugins to power some of your website’s most critical tasks. However, it’s important to understand that not all plugins are equally ‘safe’ to use. Knowing how to spot secure WordPress plugins is key to minimizing vulnerabilities attackers can exploit. Fortunately, there are several qualities...

How to Leverage Social Proof to Boost Sales

As a business, you spend much of your time trying to convince your ideal customers to buy from you. This process can be time-consuming; it’s difficult to get complete strangers to trust your business enough to bust out their credit cards. But, to make it easier, you can use social proof.  What is social proof? Social proof is a phenomenon where...

The ADA and Universal Design: Why Do We Develop Accessible Web Experiences?

Why do we develop accessible websites? And what does it even mean for a website to be accessible? The answers lay in a complicated 60-year history of disability activism and in 30-year-old legislation created before the web. It’s a story of U.C Berkeley wheelchair renegades who took sledgehammers to sidewalk curbs, a visionary architect who designed...

How to Protect Your WordPress Site from Brute Force Attacks

Brute force attacks are a real and very scary threat for WordPress users. If someone else manages to figure out your username and password, your site could be defaced or have all its content wiped overnight. And if you lose access to your email as well, you may not be able to get back into your account to recover your website. Though it can be...

GiveWP 2.7 Update Adds Donation Form Templates

2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, and many are looking for a way to help others. For years, GiveWP has made it easy to turn any WordPress site into a fundraising platform. With the newest 2.7 update, it’s even easier to raise money for people in need. Donation Form Templates The team has updated the way donation...

Now is a Good Time For Businesses to Fully Embrace a Robust Online Presence

The world turned upside down for everybody in March of this year. As COVID-19 infections raced across the globe, businesses of all kinds had to quickly adapt. In many cases, that led to the layoff of valuable employees. Some industries found themselves having to quickly scale up work-from-home strategies, which meant getting everyone comfortable...

Torque’s Social Hour: Jake Spurlock and WordPress 5.5

Continuing our weekly series of live conversations, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Torque’s Social Hour. In this week’s episode we talk Jake Spurlock, aTechnical Account Manager at Automattic and a release lead on WordPress 5.5. We cover what new features to expect in the next version of WP as well as talk about other WordPress news....

Looking to Hire? How to Access a More Diverse Job Pool

Growing a business is hard. But it’s a little less hard when you have the right people on your team. A smart, humble and hungry team can make your business resilient, flexible and able to overcome challenge after challenge. But let’s be honest…most businesses suck at hiring. Finding the perfect fit when you’re hiring is so difficult,...

Google BERT Explained: What It Means for Your Website

With the release of BERT, the largest upgrade to Google’s algorithm in years, search has seen a revolution. The update came out in fall 2019, and has already rolled out worldwide. It affects search results in dozens of languages. So, how will it impact your website? It’s important to keep up with Google’s algorithm updates so you can get the...

Report from WordCamp Europe 2020: The Future of WordPress

Another year, another WordCamp. After 2016, 2017, and 2019, I am back with a report from WordCamp Europe 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, everything happened online. So, instead of some venue, this time around, the entire WordCamp experience happened on the official website. All of the sessions were online...

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