The 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins to Promote Your Blog

The plethora of free WordPress plugins are one of the biggest reasons why WordPress is my favorite blogging platform. WordPress is also very easy to customize to your preferences. Blogging is a great marketing strategy

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Automattic’s new Google Apps integration connects Gmail and Drive to …

Today WordPress maker Automattic announced a new deal with Google, bringing Google Apps features directly into the WordPress.com dashboard.

According to Automattic, “the Google Apps for Work integration” enables users to “set up their own custom email address based on their domain.” In addition to email, WordPress.com users can access the

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article source: http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/13/automattics-new-google-apps-integration-connects-gmail-and-drive-to-wordpress-com/

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WordPress sites are a massive draw for hackers

 

According to research by Imperva, WordPress websites were attacked 24.1 percent more often than websites running on all other CMS platforms combined.

WordPress websites suffer 60 percent more XSS incidents than all other CMS platforms, and the research found that while WordPress is more likely to suffer fewer numbers of incidents

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WordPress most attacked CMS: Imperva

WordPress has been revealed as the most attacked content management system in the latest Imperva Web Application Attack Report.

The report found websites running WordPress were attacked 24.1 per cent more than websites running on all other content management systems (CMS) combined.

It also found WordPress suffers 60 per

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Comics format offers a fresh approach for teaching HTML, CSS, and WordPress

I wasn’t a big fan of comics growing up, but I was recently turned on to graphic novels, and now I’m a big fan. For this reason and because I’m a developer, I was excited about the release of Nate Cooper’s book “Build Your Own

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WordPress is the CMS target of choice for cyber crooks

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Preview has permission to watch your every move

Does Microsoft have the right to

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Squarespace Ramps Up Its Tools to Compete With WordPress

Squarespace, the all-in-one publishing/commerce platform, announced Squarespace 7 on Tuesday.

To celebrate the new release, which touts integration with Getty Images and Google, the New York-based company held its first press conference to show off the new product.

See also: 6 Turnkey Tools for Content Distribution

Squarespace allows individuals

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article source: http://mashable.com/2014/10/07/squarespace-google-integration/

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system with Start Menu

Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 – its next operating system (OS).

The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version – Windows 8.

The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to

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How Custom WordPress Themes Are Worse Than Premium Themes

Custom WordPress themes are not always the panacea of proprietorship as they are often sold.

Sometimes, custom themes can become a pain in the tuches, as I recently learned from a client.

This client had a theme built for her music business by a design company that she is not

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article source: http://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/custom-wordpress-themes-worse-premium-themes-01016343

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WordPress and other CMSs are ‘inherently insecure’

 

A large proportion of websites are not standalone sites in their own right, but creations based on CMSs such as Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. This is particularly true for personal blogs, but using a CMS as the basis for a site has been increasingly popular among larger companies. CMSs are

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