The biggest data breach ever (happens every day)

Just when you thought you’d heard about all the latest data breaches (and received the hundredth email telling you your data was stolen) we must shine a spotlight on another insiduous type of data breach that could be stealing and tracking your browsing data on a constant real-time basis. Let’s talk about Real-Time-Bidding, also known […]

WordPress 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is here (and just in time for GDPR)

With the quickly approaching compliance date for the new GDPR regulations, as well as a spate of recent bugs in beta 1, the latest WordPress release, 4.9.6 Release Candidate 1 is right on time and available for download now. The release addresses 30 bug fixes, many related to the new privacy tools being implemented to […]

GDPR and You (and Us)

As this business week comes to a close, much has been written about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a new regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. While the law originates in the EU, it also addresses the export of personal data […]

wplift asks: How many plugins is too many? The answer may surprise you!

We could not have written a better clickbait-y headline. There is a common myth that having a lot of plugins on your site can slow it down. wplift looks at this myth and explains why this is not always true. The article is very thorough, covering several concerns about plugins: Plugin impact – does the plugin change one little […]

Custom Plugins vs. your theme’s functions.php file

It is standard practice for us to create custom plugins for our clients’ WordPress sites. We go the custom route (rather than plopping them into the functions.php file) for 3 reasons: Portability – you can change themes and not lose the custom functionality – plus you can switch to a default theme to debug problems and not break everything […]

BIG WordPress Vulnerability Patched in 4.7.2

The release of WordPress 4.7.2 fixed 3 issues which were made known a fourth critical issue with the WordPress REST API which could result in an unauthorized privilege escalation (in normal-people terms: “somebody could post to your site who did not have permission to do so”). The guys at WP Tavern have an in-depth article on the vulnerability. As […]

Chat arrives in Kerio Connect!

A long-requested feature has arrived in Kerio – integrated instant messaging within the webmail interface! Kerio Connect has long had an instant messaging feature which can be accessed using third party software such as Apple’s Messages, Adium, Pidgin and Trillian but chat has never been part of the webmail interface until now. And it’s seamless:   We were […]

Remove New Relic JavaScript from WordPress AMP Pages

Having problems with New Relic scripts invalidating your WordPress AMP pages? Add this to your functions.php file: /** Disable New Relic Scripts in AMP Pages */ function disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages() { if ( function_exists( ‘is_amp_endpoint’ ) && is_amp_endpoint() ) { if (extension_loaded(‘newrelic’)) { newrelic_disable_autorum( true ); } } } add_action(‘init’, ‘disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages’); We put this into a plugin […]