Month: July 2016

The Open Source Community: WordPress’ Key to Success

By Ashley Baldwin

WordPress.org is one of the largest website platforms available and currently powers over 26 percent of the internet. It is also the largest open-source software in the market, with over 60 million websites currently running the software.1 WordPress has used open-source to set itself apart and provide a long lasting impact on the online community. Continue reading as we dive in deeper and explore why open-source makes WordPress so successful.

Tags:   open source, open source vs. proprietary, WordPress
Categories:  WordPress, WordPress Benefits, WordPress security
WordPress Community Interview

Shane Pearlman – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

We recently caught up with Shane Pearlman at WPCampus. Shane has been in the open source space for many years. He co-founded Modern Tribe and both he and his team have years of experience with the benefits of utilizing WordPress to solve complex website builds at scale.

In the video below, Shane shares his knowledge and opinions on a few WordPress and community-related questions.

Tags:   agency, community, events, freelancer, WordPress
Categories:  Community Interviews

Case Study: FuturePastFifty

By Ashley Baldwin

Company Background

George Greene is the website developer for FuturePastFifty.com, a WordPress website devoted to providing resources, ideas and community for people over the age of 50. The site is the creation of Nancy Burke and Marg Penn Ph.D. Together they bring years of life coaching and consulting experience, as well as a passion for transitioning people through changes in life to the website.

Tags:   case study, Website Security, WordPress
Categories:  SiteLock Reviews, WordPress, WordPress security
website security scientist

Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Four: Detection vs Removal

By Logan Kipp

If you’ve ever seen me at a WordCamp, you’ve probably heard me answer this question, and likely more than once. When it comes to malware scanning on a WordPress website, what makes the SiteLock® malware scanners different from the competition? Well, scanners simply are not created equal. My go-to short answer is typically explaining one of our scanners’ “killer features,” like its ability to automatically remove malware.

Tags:   malware, malware detection, malware removal, signature, WordPress, WordPress Security
Categories:  Ask a Security Pro, Website Security, WordPress, WordPress security
WordCamp Boston 2016 Recap

WordCamp Boston – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

By Adam Warner

This past weekend we sponsored and attended WordCamp Boston 2016. It was an excellent event with almost 500 in attendance.

Traveling from the airport to the hotel afforded some excellent sightseeing opportunities. There were so many beautifully constructed buildings. If you haven’t visited Boston, it’s highly recommended.

A nice drive through Boston

A nice drive through Boston

Tags:   boston, community, design, development
Categories:  WordCamp

Weekend in the Ozarks: WordCamp Fayetteville Recap

By Logan Kipp

Last weekend brought me to WordCamp Fayetteville in beautiful, green Arkansas. Fayetteville has been holding WordCamps for the Northwest Arkansas WordPress community since 2010, making it one of the more mature North American WordCamps. This year’s #WCFAY was hosted at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus which provided three tracks, including one large auditorium.

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Tags:   arkansas, fayetteville, wcfay, wordcamp, wordcamp fayetteville, WordPress
Categories:  WordCamp, WordPress, WordPress security

Empire State of WordPress: WordCamp NYC Recap

By Logan Kipp

WordCamp New York City departed from the norm this year by hosting not at an academic facility, but at the prestigious United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan. Seated on the East River, the United Nations Headquarters boasted impressive art pieces and beefy airport-like security. WordCamp NYC took part in the UN’s Unite Open Source initiative which aims to “break down barriers to technology innovation through open source governance, communities and collaboration.” #WCNYC hosted their two tracks in two huge auditoriums, equipped with state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, including individual microphones for each seat.

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Tags:   new york, new york city, nyc, wcnyc, wordcamp, wordcampnyc, WordPress
Categories:  WordCamp, WordPress, WordPress security
Content Curation in WordPress

Curating Content with WordPress

By Adam Warner

Have you ever had trouble keeping up with your blog post schedule? If the answer is yes, then keep reading because we’re going to help you nail down that schedule and get your site filled with great content.

If you’ve hit a wall with blogging, it’s likely due to one of these reasons:

  • A lack of time
  • A lack of inspiring subject matter

Whatever the cause, implementing content curation as part of your publishing plan can help.

Tags:   content, curation, marketing
Categories:  WordPress
David Bisset Interview

David Bisset – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we caught up with David Bisset while attending WPCampus. David is a long-time freelance WordPress developer and prolific user and developer of the suite of plugins named BuddyPress.

He has a deep understanding of both the software and the community and offers his insight (and comedy) about the future of WordPress and what that may entail.

Tags:   buddypress, community, events, freelancer, wpcampus
Categories:  Community Interviews
website security scientist

Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Three: How is a Signature Born?

By Logan Kipp

Security researchers at security firms like SiteLock® audit code that has been flagged as suspicious, either by individuals or by an automated system performing behavioral analysis (which we’ll talk more about in the next section), to determine whether or not the code is actually malicious. If a file or piece of code is deemed malicious by the security researcher, it enters the database, typically as either a file match signature, or a code snippet signature.

Tags:   behavioral analysis, code snippet signature, file match signature, malware, signature, Website Security, WordPress, WordPress Security
Categories:  Ask a Security Pro, Website Security, WordPress, WordPress security