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WordPress 4.7 vulnerabilities – update now to avoid hack

I was recently alerted by a client about a hack that was a result of running WordPress version 4.7.  This particular instance was a pretty harmless hack, which was identified as a defacement (MW:DEFACED:01) “generally done for fun, political reasons and by script kiddies.” A blog post was edited with the text “Hacked by Imam”…

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Fancy Grid Portfolio just Published to WordPress.org

Just wanted to share my new WordPress plugin that’s now published at WordPress.org. The plugin is super easy to use and is great for creating a portfolio page on the fly. I’ve set up a demo page with full details. Fancy Grid Portfolio Demo: https://www.sinawiwebdesign.com/wordpress-plugins/fancy-grid-portfolio/ Fancy Grid Portfolio @ WordPress.org: https://wordpress.org/plugins/fancy-grid-portfolio/

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Dynamic Pricing Shopping Cart for Bullion and Coin Seller

Integrate Dynamic Pricing Shopping Cart into Existing Product Catalog Application This dynamic pricing shopping cart was a special project that required adding a shopping cart to an existing website/application with a product catalog.  In order to minimize work of adding shopping cart capability and not disturbing existing code, I carefully injected code into the product page…

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phpDesigner 8 Not Mature for Windows 8

I bought a new PHP IDE/editor debugger recently as an update to the famous open source Notepad++.   However, after using it for over a month, I realized I paid $100 for phpDesigner 8 (commercial license) only to discover it has a number of bugs running on Windows 8.  After sending a couple emails to…

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Top 10 Essential WordPress Plugins

I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 most essential plugins that came from experience of installing, testing and uninstalling dozens of plugins, and finding a small handful of plugins that make managing a WordPress site fast, easy and efficient. This list is somewhat different from most of the top 10 WordPress plugins posts you…

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Manually Move WordPress Site to New Domain Name

I get this question a lot. “I moved my WordPress site from another host and now it’s redirecting to the old domain. What’s the problem?” Even though you change your domain name in the configuration file, references to the old domain name or location will remain in the database, and that can cause issues with…

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