Security Update: WordPress Website Owners Be Warned – Major Announcement

Over the past few weeks there has been an onslaught for WordPress websites and server attacks, pretty well around the clock. The graph below are just the stats from just one security plugin we use and it peaked at 40,000 attacks per minute, yes, per minute. These are not the global stats, just … [Read more...]

The Rise of SPAM

It’s a numbers game, and something has changed out there in the land of www. The rate of SPAM over the last few weeks has risen dramatically. Not sure whether they’ve started their own server farm but omg, email overload. Why do I say numbers game? Send enough SPAM and you’re bound to get some … [Read more...]

For the Person Who Has Everything – Xmas Gift Idea

With only 35 days to go what will you buy them? Surely not another (inane or lame gesture) … You want them to remember this gift, right? When my Mum turned 70 and her birthday being on December 19th we wanted to give her something BIG, something she would cherish, and that would last. So we … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] The True Cost of NOT Having a Mobile Responsive Site!

And how to easily check your mobile traffic. If your website is NOT Mobile Responsive it will lose you money! This is not just about whether a person stays on your site as long, or visits as many pages, although that in itself will leave money on the table, it's as much about your Search … [Read more...]

Hackers Having a Field Day In WordPress

There's a group of hackers running amok with WordPress and Joomla. Why do hackers hack? Damn good question, a few reasons. Sometimes it's to install a link or a script into your website that points to a website of theirs, other times it seems they do it because they can? Why are they targeting … [Read more...]

Mobile Friendly VS Mobile Responsive

There are more mobile devices on the planet than there are humans, go figure! Mobile devices are all the rage - from iPhones, iPads, Androids, Smart Phones and Tablets all showing different views of YOUR website! So how is this affecting your online presence, how does your website stack up? Is … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.4 & Genesis 1.8.2 Updates

Members: Your Wordpress Website Version Notification! Last week WordPress 3.4 was released, and also Genesis Framework 1.8.2 is now available. You should see the update notice in your dashboard area. Standard 110 Members - we have this scheduled for next week so just sit back and relax … [Read more...]

Best Software of 2011

Our relationship with software can be a love hate thing. Know we need it, ‘supposed’ to make our business more efficient but there always seems to be a cost, mainly the learning curve. Once we have a handle on it and we often look back “What was the problem or why did that seem so … [Read more...]

WP Version and Hacker Alert!

A recent email to our Smarter Websites Members: Hope you had a great Xmas and New Year’s break. Can’t believe its February already! Quick Smarter Websites Members Update: WordPress is now up to version 3.3.1 and the Genesis Framework is up to version 1.8 If you’re a Smarter Websites 110 … [Read more...]

If Sony Got Hacked, How Vulnerable Are You?

Apparently there were 2 hacks, one they’ve recovered from but they’re still down on the gaming side. Sony tells us that there is no exact date when the service will be restored. A lot of people are upset but we should also be grateful, this hack was a timely reminder for all of us. Imagine … [Read more...]