WordPress 3.8.1 was released on 23rd January 2014. It’s a maintenance release, which may self apply if you’ve already upgraded to 3.8.
WordPress 3.8 was released on 12th December 2013.
The hosting company’s new version of the “Are you human?” check now asks a question. This is easier to read than the images showing numbers. But is the test any better? Will your site be better protected? Continue reading
WordPress 3.7 was released on 24th October, swiftly followed by WordPress 3.7.1 on 29th October 2013.
Version 3.7.1 is a maintenance release. Continue reading
WordPress 3.6.1 was made available on 11th September 2013. It contains bug fixes, including some security fixes.
Update to WordPress 3.6
Update to WordPress 3.6.1 in the same was as shown for WordPress 3.6
WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release
WordPress version 3.6 was made available on 1st August 2013. All WordPress website owners are recommended to upgrade.
Here is a short video showing the 5 steps for a safe upgrade. Continue reading
While some of us are waiting rather impatiently for WordPress 3.6, a new version of 3.5 has been released – 3.5.2.
This coincides with some improvements to the Human check implemented by the hosting company 5quidhost.
So next time you log into your site be prepared for a little extra distraction. Continue reading
If you use the InTouchCRM system then you may have configured a Sign-up Form so that people can subscribe to your Newsletter. The system offers two methods for including it in your site
- Manual Form – using HTML
Either way, integrating the code into a standard WordPress site isn’t particularly easy.
Fortunately, using the oik plugin, you can easily create the Automatic form using the [bw_jq] shortcode.
[bw_jq src="https://www.intouchcrm.co.uk/app/settings/signupforms/v/Default.aspx?s=8398EA42-E683-4730-8A49-A1F09E48C46E" inline=n]
Why did I put this here?
Bobbing Wide doesn’t actually publish a Newsletter using InTouchCRM, but we wanted to test the Sign-up form.
So here it is. Have fun.
It’s happening all the time. Automated systems are trying to get access to your website. Some exploit known vulnerabilities; others just use brute force. The latest scare is a large botnet that attempts to find your WordPress administrator’s password and therefore get control of your site. It tries to login as “admin” using a huge set of passwords. If your administrator username is “admin” then you’re pretty vulnerable.
AND if your password is one of the most common then you’re stuffed.
So change both now! Continue reading