WordPress powers businesses all over the world. It is one of the most popular website building platforms, and it allows you to create a website or blog from scratch or improve an existing website. There are many notable brands, celebrities and companies that use it too. This article discusses what WordPress is and how it can benefit your business. By the end of this post, you should definitely know the answer to the question, “What is WordPress?”
What is a WordPress Website?
If you ever did…….
WordPress has become a preferred platform for businesses of all sizes and industries. This is because of its user-friendly nature and relatively simple maintenance features. Along with the plentiful options of plugins and themes available for users to customize their websites, WordPress is a great option for businesses looking for a seamless web experience.
Due to these favorable options and features, WordPress is actually one of the most popular website-building and content-management systems …….
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) used around the world to build and manage websites. It is free to use, however, users must pay for a hosting company. WordPress offers customizable themes and designs, allowing users to be in full control of designing their website exactly as they wish. WordPress is not as user-friendly for beginners as other CMSs and coding knowledge is required for more advanced customization. That said, WordPress is the most-used platform for…….
WordPress’ default site tagline, “Just another WordPress site,” is now a thing of the past, though not yet fully retired to the realm of nostalgia. The recent 6.1 release resolved a ticket that lead developer Mark Jaquith opened 15 years ago to encourage people to change their taglines. The tagline has now been changed to an empty string for new installations. This was added as a note of interest in the 6.1 release post, which was the first place many learned about it:
“The site tagl…….
If you are going all in on building sites with the new full-site editing (FSE) experience, then you may have noticed a lack of menu items that will deliver you directly to the tools you need to use.
It may be because the Site Editor is still in beta, or because WordPress leadership may still be discussing whether to rename FSE. Perhaps it’s better that users don’t blindly stumble into FSE templates from the main admin menu, but some of these site building features are buried away with n…….
WordPress released a security update to fix sixteen vulnerabilities, recommending that sites be updated immediately.
The security notice did not offer a description of the severity of the vulnerabilities however given the types of vulnerabilities WordPress acknowledged and the large number of them it may be a good idea to take this security release seriously.
Vulnerabilities Patched by WordPress
There are sixteen total fixes addressed in this security release that patches multiple kinds of vulne…….
The United States government National Vulnerability Database (NVD) published an advisory about Shortcodes Ultimate WordPress plugin, warning that it was discovered to contain a Cross Site Request Forgery vulnerability.
Shortcodes Ultimate is a highly popular WordPress plugin that has over 700,000 active installations.
The vulnerability affects plugin versions that are older than the current version 5.12.2.
Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
Cross-Site Request Forgery, commonly referred to …….
Matt Mullenweg, developer of WordPress and CEO of Autommatic, proposed no longer adding new features to the WordPress, pivoting instead to a plugin-first policy.
This new approach to the future of WordPress has already resulted in a new feature intended for the next version of WordPress to be dropped entirely.
Canonical plugins are said to offer a way to keep improving WordPress on a faster schedule.
But some WordPress core contributors expressed the opinion that publisher user experience may su…….
A new study finds a large household response to electricity prices in the long run.
The law of demand is as close as we economists get to an immutable law in our universe. When a product’s price increases, consumer demand for that product should decrease. To my economist’s eye, this law has all the elegance of Newton’s law of gravity or Ohm’s law of electricity. But its real-world application is messier because economic laws govern the behavior of humans instead of particles or electron…….
Miscreants have reportedly scanned almost 1.6 million websites in attempts to exploit an arbitrary file upload vulnerability in a previously disclosed buggy WordPress plugin.
Wordfence disclosed the flaw almost three months ago, and in a new advisory this week warned that c…….