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6 Ways to Fix IFTTT “not a valid URL” Problem When Connecting WordPress Channel

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IFTTT (If This, Then That) is an amazing tool for automating things including things from and to WordPress There are so many things that you can automate using IFTTT.  For example, every time you post to your WordPress blog you can have it: tweet your post to twitter, publish your post on your facebook page […]

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Serious Security Flaws Found in Jetpack – upgrade to 4.0.4 NOW

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Wow – lots of serious security vulnerabilities discovered this week! In addition to Monday’s required WordPress core update, serious vulnerabilities have just been found in the widely used Jetpack plugin for WP.  You can get the details on the Jetpack security exploits that were discovered from the WordFence blog (which does a better job of explaining the security issues) […]

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Critical WordPress Core Update 4.5.3 includes Security Fixes

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Update Your WordPress Sites to v4.5.3 ASAP to Avoid Security Exploits WordPress 4.5.3 has been released to address a number of security issues that had been discovered.  All users with WordPress 2.5.2 or earlier should update immediately.  After all, who wants their WP site to be hacked, right? Don’t wait. WordPress 4.5.3 also includes 17 […]

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Why So Slow?? The Joys of Slow Queries in the Database

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Wow. What happened – my site is now so sloooooooooow! I’ve been away from the computer for quite some time.  My husband was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease out of nowhere last year and I’m his sole caregiver – it’s been brutal and terrifying.  He’s having a wave of feeling somewhat better so I jumped onto the […]

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Google Search Console – the new name for Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools is now Google Search Tools

Last week Google decided that “Google Webmaster Tools” needed a new name, one that would “make sure that their product includes everyone who cares about Search”, not just webmasters. This would include people in fields like SEO, Social Media Marketing, PPC Management Companies, etc. And so the Google Webmaster Tools is now been rebranded as […]

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