Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. This week we talk about the new features and look of the WordPress plugin repository. Love WordPress news but hate reading? This is Doc Pop’s News Drop If you’ve visited the Plugin Repository this week, you may have noticed some big changes to the site. The WordPress team has been working hard on this new version of the site and I think it looks great. If you visit WordPress.org/plugins the first […]
Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. Everyone is talking about GoDaddy’s newest acquisition, Sucuri Security, including us. This week we talk about that and Mike Little’s new role over at Human Made. If you haven’t seen it before, be sure to check out our brief history of GoDaddy acquisitions video. Love WordPress news, but hate reading? This is Doc Pop’s News Drop. GoDaddy has been chomping up many WordPress companies in the last few years, but it […]
GoDaddy today announced the acquisition of the popular website security platform, Sucuri. “This acquisition will bring the best of both worlds,” the announcement said. “It will allow us to expand our product line to all GoDaddy customers, while also remaining true to our foundation supporting all our current and future customers.” The news was met with a mix of speculation and excitement by the community. While some are excited for the possibilities the partnership will bring, others feel like they are losing a favorite service. What Does This Mean For Sucuri? Sucuri is a thought leader in the field of security […]
Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. Tony Perez, from Sucuri Security, joins us this week to talk about the recent set of hacks targeting the WP REST API. If you haven’t already, be sure you are running WordPress version 4.7.2 or higher to keep your site secure.
Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our This Week In WordPress roundup, write us at [email protected]. News Highlights: Sucuri launches Load Time Tester: A free performance tool that assesses how fast your website is loading globally. Theme Review Crackdowns: The WordPress theme review team will start cracking down on themes that break the “no content-creation” guideline. OneNote for WordPress: On May 22, Microsoft announced a new partnership between WordPress and its digital note-taking app, OneNote. 2015 WordPress Revenue Statistics: Scott Bolinger has compiled a list of publicly available data on various WordPress business models and revenue statistics. Struggles Developing a […]
Have you ever wondered what a mass WordPress infection looks like? All at once, a hundred thousand websites get blacklisted due to the swift, automated attacks from evil malware authors. This leaves a great number of business owners, developers, and system admins scrambling for solutions. Meanwhile, the companies that provide professional hack cleanup services are inundated with new requests for emergency assistance, all at once. These massive infections are impossible to plan for, especially if it’s your first day on the job. Come on in, the Water’s Fine It is Monday morning, December 15, 2014; the day I start my dream […]
Like most of us, I consider myself pretty good at doing WordPress. I don’t develop themes or plugins, and I don’t know a lick of PHP — but I am a wizard in the WordPress dashboard! Don’t we all love setting up a brand new install? It never loses its magic: searching for the perfect theme, tweaking all the settings, and perfecting the permalinks. However, in all my years of working within the environment, nothing felt more pressing than the need to learn all about WordPress security. So when I recently joined Sucuri to help them with their content, I […]
WordPress security, and website security more broadly, is constantly improving to address evolving security threats. Sucuri, a popular website security company, is stepping up its game to take security to the next level. Just last week the company announced its new partnership with Yoast. According to the announcement, this partnership comes at a time when Sucuri is undergoing some other big changes in messaging and branding. To better understand what this means for the future of Sucuri (and their approach to wesbsite security), I reached out to Tony Perez, CEO of Sucuri, for some insight. Here’s what he said: Q: Can you elaborate on […]
Since 2010, Sucuri has been servicing the community by making the internet a safer place. In four short years, the company has evolved from a 2-man team into a multi-million dollar company. Sucuri has become a dominating force in the anti-web malware and security industry (not to mention it’s widely favored across the WordPress community). On Monday, Dre Armeda, co-founder of Sucuri, announced that he’s stepping down from his position as CEO of Sucuri Inc. He’s passing the torch to Tony Perez, former chief operating officer. In regards to this bittersweet news, I reached out to Perez. Here’s what he had to say: […]
As we posted on about 2 weeks ago InfiniteWP hit 100,000 managed sites! This is a huge milestone for the company and the developers are still working hard to make InfiniteWP better and better. In the last post I spoke of a rumors of a massive giveaway for hitting this milestone. Well for all your WP Daily readers you might want to quickly head over to there blog and check out the latest post.