Month: November 2016

Email Marketing in WordPress for Beginners

By Adam Warner

You’ve created your WordPress website, now what? Whether you’re a blogger, freelancer, or product business owner the key to a successful website is to keep your visitors (or customers) engaged by reading and sharing your content or coming back to purchases additional products or services.

Email marketing is the answer. But how does that apply to your blog or website and how do you get started with an email marketing plan that actually works?

In this post, you’ll learn why email marketing is vital to the success of any website and how you can get started immediately.

Tags:   business, constant contact, email marketing, email marketing services, mailchimp
Categories:  WordPress

Giving Thanks to the WordPress Community

By Ashley Baldwin

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating the things we are grateful for. At SiteLock, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the WordPress community for a fantastic 2016.

Tags:   thanks, thanksgiving, WordPress
Categories:  WordPress
website security scientist

Ask a Security Professional: Secure Website Life Cycle for WordPress Administrators

By Logan Kipp

Some of the most significant reasons that WordPress has seen such widespread adoption is because it’s free, because of its modularity where features could be simply plugged-into the website with a few clicks, and because of its ease-of-use in that non-developers can easily develop websites. On the other hand, free software means you’re going to be performing a lot of your own support. Modular features mean you’re potentially introducing code that may not have been properly audited. And eliminating the developer means you’re now the one responsible for the integrity of the project. That means you’re supplementing the role of the developer to the best of your abilities and if you want your website to remain a safe place you need to become familiar with how a Secure Development Life Cycle (SDLC) works, in what I’ve termed the Secure Website Life Cycle (SWLC) for WordPress Administrators.

Tags:   #AskSecPro, SAST, SDLC, static analysis, truecode, WordPress
Categories:  Ask a Security Pro, Website Security, WordPress, WordPress security

WordCamp Louisville – Awesomeness This Way

By Adam Warner

Last week I attended and spoke at WordCamp Louisville. I’d been to Louisville once before in 2001 for the Kentucky Derby, and I can say without reservation that #WCLOU was much more productive than a horse race. I also didn’t lose any money;)

Tags:   #WCLOU, wordcamp louisville
Categories:  WordCamp

WordCamp Denver — Rocky Mountain High

By Logan Kipp

This weekend I skipped on up to one of our Four Corners partners, Colorado, to attend WordCamp Denver. This year’s two-day #WCDenver took place at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in downtown Denver with two tracks, the Ballroom and the Events Lab. The venue’s proximity to the heart of downtown Denver made the walk an easy one to local cultural landmarks.

Tags:   denver, rockies, WCDenver, wordcamp, WordPress
Categories:  WordCamp, WordPress, WordPress security

WordCamp Omaha – No Coasting

By Adam Warner

This past weekend took me to Nebraska to attend and speak at WordCamp Omaha. It was my first time to this camp and also to Nebraska. Omaha is a lively city with a rich history and the event was an interesting one with a unique schedule and sessions.

Tags:   contributing, marketing, optimization
Categories:  WordCamp

Case Study: ACEC

By Ashley Baldwin

Company Background

ACEC-website.org is the official website of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)™. CB Bowman, a Certified Master Coach, created the ACEC website in 2012 and runs additional websites with a focus on executive coaching. In 2015, she created the MEECO Designation™—Measuring Excellence in the use of Executive Coaching in Organizations, which is now widely adopted. The designation is offered through the MEECO Institute™ and distinguishes organizations that have achieved excellence through weaving executive coaching into the fabric of their culture. Bowman is passionate about the work she does and the importance of executive coaching, that passion is evident at ACEC-website.org.

“ACEC was created to help the business community identify mastery level corporate executive coaches who had a complete understanding and experience in both business and executive coaching,” said Bowman. ACEC-website.org includes information for executive coaches worldwide, members, organizations searching for mastery level executive coaches and contact information for both Bowman and her executive committee. Bowman notes, “This makes the website a critical part of our existence.”

Tags:   malware, malware removal, redirect, Web Application Firewall, WordPress Security
Categories:  SiteLock Reviews, Website Security, WordPress, WordPress security

SiteLock Gives Back – Technology Matters

By Tracy Ferrick

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is something we are extremely passionate about, especially when the cause supports local schools. In an effort to help enhance the quality of education in the Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida areas, we are excited to announce the SiteLock Digital Kids Fund and our new partnership with DonorsChoose.org.

Tags:   Digital Kids Fund, Give Back, SiteLock, Technology
Categories:  Giving Back
Deepti Boddapati - WordPress Developer

Deepti Boddapati – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

While attending WordCamp San Antonio, I overheard someone talking passionately about how they discovered WordPress and were so happy they got involved with writing code. That someone was Deepti Boddapati.

I introduced myself immediately and asked her to tell us about her experience. It’s an engaging discussion and one that I think you’ll enjoy.

Tags:   Deepti Boddapati, REST API, san antonio, WordPress customization
Categories:  Community Interviews