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WordPress top tech: Under the hood of the world’s most popular CMS

Image: iStock/ BernardaSv You utilize the web? . Let’s pop the hood and take a look at the software application owning countless SMB websites, ecommerce stores, and enterprise blog sites. The engine driving much of the web is WordPress. In February, developer Automattic WP Engine, a cloud host, released a white paper that reaffirms the universality of WordPress and uses insights on how the software application is released. “WordPress has actually developed significantly over the past decade,” stated David Vogelpohl, vice president of web strategy at WP Engine. “It started as blogging software but is more of a content…

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Virally growing attacks on unpatched WordPress sites affects ~2m pages

reader comments Attacks on websites running a dated version of WordPress are increasing at a viral rate. Practically 2 million pages have actually been ruined given that a serious vulnerability in the content management system came to light nine days back. The figure represents a 26 percent spike in the past 24 hours.A rogues’ gallery of sites have been struck by the defacements. They include conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s glennbeck.com, Linux distributor Suse’s news.opensuse.org, the United States Department of Energy-supported jcesr.org, the Utah Office of Tourism’s travel.utah.gov, and many more. A minimum of 19 separate projects are taking part…

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Sprawling Sathurbot Takes Aim at WordPress, Movie Pirates

Movie piracy is alive and well– as are the bad stars that seek to victimize the pirates.ESET has actually uncovered a brand-new environment for the Sathurbot backdoor Trojan, consisting of more than 20,000 infected computer systems. This version has been active given that at least June 2016, and is mainly using illegal torrents as a delivery medium, especially pirated movie downloads. It’s also brute-forcing weak WordPress administrator passwords to aid in its distribution efforts.”It just might occur that your favorite search engine returns connect to gushes on websites that typically have nothing to do with file sharing,”discussed the researchers,…

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Using Font Awesome with WordPress

This post was originally published in February 2015, and was updated in June 2017 to adjust the variation, along with other minor edits and additions.Web Icons Users arriving at a site are focused as much on the visual style of a website as they are on the content they are intending to find there.Traditionally, designers and developers have utilized private images/sprite-sheets for their icons; these graphics were a series of pixel-perfect images that would be utilized in particular parts of the site( such as in the search bar, on navigational aspects, as loading icons, etc ). Showing icons with…

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