Is WordPress Secure?

By | May 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

WordPress is one of the major players in the CMS (content management system) game – right up there with Joomla and Drupal, except with a market share of about 10 to 1 when compared to both of them. Wordpress runs about 60% of the world’s websites that run on a CMS platform (find out the exact percentages here), and the next platform behind it, Joomla, is only sitting at around 7%. What this means is we as WordPress users and developers are in the same type of market share model as Microsoft is when compared to Linux and Apple’s OSX. It means that the likelihood of finding an exploit, or a way to gain unauthorized access to a website, is increased dramatically because of the sheer volume of people using it and trying to find vulnerabilities in it. […]

My WordPress Site was Hacked?!

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: Support Articles|

Yes, the familiar cry of a client who woke up to digital graffiti strewn across their online home—or worse. For many small business owners (and even for medium and large businesses) websites can be their sole source of income, or at the very least a large part of their portfolio and presence in today’s business world. Increasingly, sites are being built on the WordPress platform; partly due to cost, and partly due to the fact that it’s one of the most versatile, easy-to-use platforms for content management out there. […]

Should I Migrate to HTTPS?

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Eventually, yes. Google announced in August of 2014 that they started to rank https websites slightly better than http websites within their search algorithm. It may be time to move to https for companies that want to be taken seriously and that want to conduct online business with valued customers. Since then, many sites have made the switch, and most report an uptick in traffic, or no negative impact (which is good news). […]

WordPress Navigation Drill Down

By | July 26th, 2013|Categories: Support Articles|

I was looking for a way to drill down the menu structure in a wordpress widget that shows you all of the navigation pages. Turns out all you need to do is set it up using CSS, as wordpress already outputs all of the information you need to style it. What the widget had to do was show you the current menu level (current_page_item), and only the children directly underneath it. It underlines the page and level that you are on as you click further into the menu tree. As you drill down, it continues to show the children directly underneath it, as well as the current siblings and the current_page_parent level’s siblings. When it reaches the lowest level, it just underlines the page you’re on, as well as showing the current siblings, the parent level above it, and the ancestor levels right up to the top. […]

ereg, eregi, ereg_replace is Deprecated

By | May 23rd, 2012|Categories: Support Articles|

Since upgrading to PHP 5.3, there has been a lot of deprecated code that I’ve had to fix. Another of these is the family of ereg() eregi() and ereg_replace() – all of which can be replaced by preg_match(). While searching how to fix it, I came across a few sites that all gave similar results. An example of some deprecated code would be: ereg(‘.([^.]*$)’, $this->src_name, $variable); […]