Month: March 2016

WordPress Winning Over Big Brands

WordPress was long regarded as a blogging platform, but in the last few years it has made a name for itself as the development platform for many large-scale websites. Industry titans, such as CNN, eBay, UPS and Dow Jones, all run their websites on the WordPress platform and they are not alone. According to VTLDesign, 75 million websites are now supported by WordPress and make up 55 percent of the top one million most visited sites in the world. Many companies, artists and brands are making the switch to WordPress as their website development platform.

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Wiener Schnitzel, Beethoven and WordPress

We are so excited to be taking part in our first WordCamp Europe in Vienna, Austria on June 24 – 25.

WordCamp Europe is the global WordPress conference that gathers together WordPress enthusiasts from all over the world in a different European city every year. This year’s event is set to break attendance records with over 2,000 expected attendees. It is being held at the magnificent MuseumsQuartier located in the city center and is anticipated to be the most amazing WordCamp Europe to date.

We cannot wait to experience all that beautiful Vienna has to offer and to meet WordPressers from over 60 countries. See you there!

Update: check our our recap of WordCamp Europe 2016!

WordPress security

Increased WordPress Security On Hosted Websites

A recent article reported that WordPress.com is moving to enable HTTPS by default on all of its 600,000 hosted sites. This is a huge security win for WordPress users and the Internet at large. It sets a high security bar for other entities to strive for, and of course helps protect users and visitors from prying eyes.

If you’re a WordPress.com user, one way to take advantage of WordPress’s exemplary efforts is to go further and enhance the security of your WP.com site with protection services.

Visit wpdistrict.sitelock.com for the full story.

WordPress.com Introduces HTTPS by Default

A recent article reported that WordPress.com is moving to enable HTTPS by default on all of its 600,000 hosted sites. This is a huge security win for WordPress.com users and the Internet at large. It sets a high security bar for other entities to strive for, and of course helps protect users and visitors from prying eyes.

If you’re a WordPress.com user, one way to take advantage of WordPress.com’s exemplary efforts is to go further and enhance the security of your WP.com site with protection services.

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Firefox security issue

Can Firefox Security Be Trusted?

I love Firefox. I’ve used it since it was Firebird, if not Phoenix, and it’s my main browser on every device. I value Mozilla’s dedication to an open, secure, and private internet, and because of that, I recommend Firefox to friends and family. That’s why two recent Firefox developments have me concerned. This week we’ll discuss a troubling statement about the state of Firefox security, the sunsetting of the use of SHA-1 in SSL certificates and Firefox’s recent exception to that, and whether Firefox is still a secure browsing option.

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