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  • We are now running PHP 7.3 on wp.cool and are happy about it
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 25.12.2018 at 6:42 pm

    It seems relatively painless to upgrade WordPress to the new PHP 7.3 version on the server-side. WordPress ist often criticized these days, there were some disruptions caused by page builders and the new Gutenberg editor. But one thing which is just as important is that as a WordPress site owner, you are able to always upgrade to the newest PHP versions. It is unbelievable that many, many owners of WordPress sites do not give a shit about keeping their technical base up to date. I wrote about […]

  • WordPress 5.0: Release date Dec. 6th confirmed – Release Candidate is now available – the Divi Page Builder only seems to work by suppressing Gutenberg
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 05.12.2018 at 8:15 am

    Update: WordPress 5.0 will be officially released on Dec. 6th, 2018, as Matt Mullenweg confirmed on Dec. 4th. The WordPress 5 Release Candidate is available for testing In our test installation, the Divi theme backend page builder was not accessible when activating WordPress 5.0 with the Gutenberg block-based editor After suppressing Gutenberg with the Classic Editor Plugin, the Divi page builder was available again. “Give me five” usually has a positive connotation, but many […]

  • How to Find The Right WordPress Theme
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 10.10.2018 at 5:45 pm

    Why you should check support, community and the author's communication habits before starting to use a WordPress theme and why you should test responsiveness before you buy. The post How to Find The Right WordPress Theme appeared first on wp.cool. […]

  • Why you actually should use WordPress to send newsletter emails
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 05.10.2018 at 1:48 pm

    Whenever I do web research on WordPress and newsletter tools for WordPress, I stumble across an aged post on wpbeginner.com with the headline: “Why You Should Never Use WordPress to Send Newsletter Emails“. With more than 100 comments and 147 shares on social networks, this post got a whole lot of attention, and obviously, Google likes this post. It shows up whenever I am searching for WordPress newsletter related tools on Google. And let me tell you: I really don’t like this […]

  • Oasis Workflow: Turn WordPress into an Editorial Calendar and Workflow Manager
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 22.09.2018 at 1:16 pm

    Looking for a WordPress plugin which enables to to establish an entire editorial workflow with quality management and processes? Don’t look any further. Oasis Workflow is the tool I have chosen for this purpose, and I can only advise you to do so, too. I discovered this fantastic plugin because I was fed up with the pricing and some other policies of these Content Management Tools out there. Sometimes, the companies offering these tools want you to pay several hundred USD per month just […]

  • Why you should check WordPress sites you have migrated with the Duplicator plugin right now
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 12.09.2018 at 12:27 pm

    If you’ve used the popular Duplicator plugin to migrate a WordPress site, it is time to check this installation right now. The simpe reasons: There could be files left over from the migration process, and currently, there is a growing number of scans by attackers trying to exploit these files. There was no vulnerable code found in the Duplicator plugin itself. The problem is that when using Duplicator to migrate or restore a backed-up copy of a WordPress site, there are two critical files […]

  • Make Chrome 69 display URLs completely and stop hiding subdomains
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 11.09.2018 at 9:52 am

    Google is currently changing the way Chrome (version 69) is displaying URLs. So-called “scheme and trivial subdomains” are hidden in the browser’s adress bar (Omnibox). URL prefixes like ‘www’ or ‘m.’ are hidden. In order to see these subdomains, users have to double click the URL. Some advanced users are quite upset: Please revert this change, this is an alienation to every Web user, they need and have the right to know which URL are they visiting and […]

  • Plesk WordPress Toolkit
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 02.09.2018 at 2:12 pm

    The Plesk WordPress Toolkit is a swiss army knife for admins needing to manage multiple WordPress instances on one server. Whenever you are running several instances of WordPress, you will sooner or later get to the question how to manage them and keep them up to date and safe. The Plesk WordPress Toolkit can simplifiy this process. It offers a one-click installer and an interface which enables administrators to manage multiple WordPress instances. Staging environments can be setup very quickly […]

  • WordPress site infected? How to Clean a WordPress Hack
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 02.09.2018 at 10:56 am

    Has your WordPress site been hacked and infected? We have got some basic advice on how to clean an infected site. WordPress has become the world’s most popular content management system, but what about security? Because WordPress is used on so many websites, hackers are focusing on it. Automatic scripts are searching for vulnerabilities 24/7. If they succeed and compromise your WordPress website, you are facing serious problems. Amongst other consequences, Google will be displaying a […]

  • Malicious fake captchas served by infected websites
    by Bernhard Jodeleit on 27.08.2018 at 10:33 pm

    We have all gotten used to clicking captchas in order to prove we are’nt robots. A new attack seems to trick website users by displaying reCAPTCHA-like images in order to “verify you’re not a robot”. But these elements are not captchas – they are browser notification opt-ins. Thousands of WordPress websites have been infected according to a blog post published by Sucuri. According to them, the tagDiv Newspaper theme and the Ultimate Member plugin are […]

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