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There’s a common misconception that because WordPress is open-source, it doesn’t provide the same level of security that other CMS platforms would. As the leading website design platform used on the Internet, we are happy to tell you that the built-in security features are often more robust than those you would find with competitors and there are several ways you can work to further improve that security. In this article, we will look at some easy ways to protect your WordPress website and maintain high levels of security.

With the variety of passwords we must remember each day, it can be hard to keep them all remembered. Nearly every platform has different password requirements and SmarterMail is no different. If you have trouble keeping your email password in mind, we now have an easy way to recover or change it and get back into your email without having to contact your system administrator for support. In this article, we will explain the steps you should take to set up email password reset functionality for your account so you can keep focusing on what really matters for your business.

If you are focusing on implementing a successful SEO strategy for your website, it is important to understand common HTTP status codes that could arise and the correct way to deal with them. While there are over 60 HTTP status codes currently in existence, there are a select few that are more critical for SEO success. In this article, we explore the HTTP status codes that you should know and how they can affect your SEO.

Improper website functionality can have a devastating impact on your search engine ranking as visitors get fed up with errors and leave, resulting in large bounce rates and decreased time spent on your pages. To help assist webmasters in determining what errors are affecting their websites, Skynet Solutions released a WordPress plugin to identify any plugin or script errors that may be occurring. With the release of Site Health Version 1.7.2, we expanded the support this plugin can provide. Let’s take a look at some of the new features.

When you are using apps on your cell phone, the most annoying thing you can encounter is pop-up ads occurring at the most inopportune times. Recently, nearly 440 million Android users had downloaded apps that showed aggressive advertising that would occur outside of apps. The common thread found in the over 238 applications that were affected seems to be an advertising plugin called the BeiTaPlugin.

In the coming weeks, it is likely that you will be presented with the option to upgrade to WordPress 5.0. While you may have upgraded your core files in the past without warning, there are many reasons why you should carefully ensure you are ready to upgrade to avoid plugin failures or other common site-breaking issues. Perhaps the most anticipated feature included in WordPress 5 is the Gutenberg WordPress editor that seeks to make page creation easier.

While most WordPress updates pass with little fanfare, the newest version aims to dramatically change the functionality of the platform and how you develop your website. In many cases, large changes like this can seem daunting for businesses because they may already not be too familiar with the way the existing WordPress version works. In this article, we will look at some of the new features that are included with WordPress 5.0 and how they can improve your content creation.

With the growing importance of privacy awareness as a result of the new GDPR law that was implemented in the EU on May 25, 2018, WordPress is encouraging its users to take advantage of the new privacy features that are available in their most recent core update. This enforced law ensures that websites and the businesses that run them remain transparent about the personal data that they store, use or share. To help accommodate this transition, WordPress 4.9.6 has been released as a Privacy and Maintenance release.

If you are running an outdated version of WordPress you likely received a Google Search Console email recently recommending that you manually update your WordPress core file. Because WordPress powers nearly 60% of all websites on the internet, this shouldn’t be a surprise as Google continues to work towards improved internet security and an exceptional user experience. To ensure this, it appears Google now monitors your WordPress version and provides reminders when updates haven’t been completed for critical security flaws that haven’t been corrected.

As you are likely aware, WordPress has quickly solidified its place as the top CMS used worldwide. Each month, WordPress issues Maintenance Updates that for FREE to not only improve the functionality of the Content Management System but provide critical security updates anytime vulnerabilities are identified. However, it is astonishing how many business owners don’t update WordPress regularly because they don’t know how or aren’t comfortable doing it without help.