Security Alert: 3 WordPress Plugins Need Upgraded ASAP

Written by Bec on January 15, 2015 – 7:04 PM -

It may be a New Year, but the hackers haven’t taken a holiday. Thanks for the heads-up from the Wordfence Security team!

1. The popular Pods content development framework for WordPress has a XSS and CSRF vulnerability. This was fixed in version 2.5 which was released on 30 December. Please upgrade immediately. (plugin is popular with over 200,000 downloads)

2. The CformsII plugin suffers from a remote code execution vulnerability via unauthorized file upload. Please upgrade immediately to version 14.8 which contains a fix if you’re using this plugin. (plugin has approximately 20,000 downloads)

3. The Banner Effect Header plugin has a XSS and CSRF vulnerability . This has been fixed in version 1.2.7 so upgrade if you’re using this plugin. (plugin has approximately 20,000 downloads)

Please use the links to download newest versions and upgrade immediately if you are using any of these plugins.


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Any Gabfire Theme 50% Off For Holidays

Written by Bec on December 22, 2014 – 6:25 PM -

gabfire-200x125 To provide the Gabfire Themes community something to celebrate, their Christmas promotion is now officially available. This holiday sale will let you choose 1 or more themes for your website at a huge discount so don’t miss the opportunity to pick up any of their themes at 50% off.

50% OFF ALL THEMES.
Coupon Code: NEWYEAR

To Redeem This Offer:
1. Visit the Theme Shop at Gabfire
2. Add one or more theme(s) to your cart
3. Enter promo code NEWYEAR at checkout and receive 50% off your entire order.

This offer is only valid until 11:59pm UTC on Jan 2, 2015. They won’t have any similar offers for quite sometime, so I suggest that you don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on some premium WordPress themes.


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Update Your WordPress Ping List

Written by Bec on December 18, 2014 – 7:46 PM -

traffic_button Here’s a traffic/SEO tip for WordPress users. Dessky.com recently updated their SEO tested ping list in November 2014.

Just copy the list, and then go to your Settings > Writing and scroll to bottom where it says Update Services. Delete the one ping site listed (or all of them if you already have a bigger, older list) and then paste the list you grabbed from Dessky.com. Now edit the first line that goes to Feedburner to be a proper http://link for your website and then save! That’s all you need to do to have notifications of your new posts appear on more ping services. More services will result in search engines returning to your site faster to index your post.

Note: be sure each URL is on its own line and ideally a blank between each URL is a good thing as well, but not necessary.


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120 Free Premium WordPress Themes

Written by Bec on December 4, 2014 – 8:48 PM -

Talk about ending the year with an awesome “gift” for us WordPress users, the good folks over at WPMU Devlopment have put together an awesome collection of not 10, not 50, but 120 Premium WordPress Themes that you can download for free. Yep, you read that right … for FREE!

Once you are on the WPMUDEV site check out their post under Blog for Dec.4, 2014 for a snapshot image, theme description and links to demo the themes. Now’s a perfect time to find some fresh new themes to brighten up your sites and replace some old outdated themes that aren’t a responsive* design. And don’t forget to grab a few to start those new site projects for the coming year.

*Responsive designs will have your site looking perfect regardless of which electronic media a surfer uses to view it in. You’ll be looking great on a PC, Smart Phone, Ipad, and other similar devices.


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Free SSL and Web Encryption in Summer 2015

Written by Bec on November 19, 2014 – 6:51 PM -

Yesterday, November 18th, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced a project that will make SSL and encryption on the web completely free. They have created a non-profit organization called the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) in collaboration with Mozilla, the University of Michigan, Cisco, Akamai and Identrust.

The ISRG are launching a project called Lets Encrypt which will be making free SSL certificates available for any website starting Summer 2015. But they go further than that. It has always been fairly technical to install an SSL certificate and so Lets Encrypt are creating applications for platforms like Linux and other web hosting operating systems that let you install and activate SSL for your web server with a few keystrokes.

So the net result is that, starting Summer 2015, not only will SSL for any website on the Net be completely free, but you will also be able to install and activate SSL on your site with just a few keystrokes and no payment.

Wordfence has put together a detailed blog post showing the impact of not using SSL with some additional details about this important announcement including the EFF’s video explanation of the project. This has a big impact on WordPress users because the net result is that SSL will be the default for all well maintained WordPress websites by late next year.

Help spread the word because this is a major change for many WordPress websites who currently do not use SSL.


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Hostgator Anniversary Sale

Written by Bec on October 22, 2014 – 12:06 AM -

Hostgator Birthday Sale

Hostgator Birthday Sale

Celebrate With 65% OFF All 6 Month Plans,
(Or Take 45% OFF All Other Term Lengths!)

Snappy is turning 12 today and Hostgator is going to celebrate by offering Up To 65% Off new hosting packages! Starting today, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12am CST, they will be running a 24 hour a sale that will end at 11:59pm CST that same evening.

Here are the sale details:
65% off all new hosting packages 6 months or shorter, or 45% off all new hosting packages that have term lengths of one year or more.

NOTE: The six month or less Hostgator packages will initially give you more savings, and will revert to normal package prices once the sale term you choose has expired.

Hosting Features:
– Unlimited Disk Space and Bandwidth
– Flexible, Easy to Use Control Panel
– Unlimited Sub Domains, FTP Accounts, and Email Accounts
– 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
– No Contract with a 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
– Safe Harbor Certified

If you’re needing some inexpensive, adult friendly hosting for one of your projects, now is the time to grab it!


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Free Multiple Title Testing Plugin For WP

Written by Bec on September 21, 2014 – 9:17 PM -

Improve Your Click Thru Ratios By Split Testing Your Titles

Most people will decide to read your article based solely on it’s title. But are your titles as strong as they could be to get that all important click?

With the WP-Experiments-Free plugin you can test your titles and determine which is your best post title. Our goal is to get more clicks and generate more revenue, and I know we’re all really interested in making more money!

Use the process of A/B Split Testing to try different variations of your post titles to get a higher click through rate. It’s very simple to add multiple versions of an article title that will be randomly displayed in any post list. Each time the article is listed it is counted as an impression. Each time the article is visited it is counted as a view. This will easily let you see what percentage of impressions get clicked on for each title.

First step is to download the plugin WP-Experiments-Free to your hard drive. Unzip it and send it up via ftp into your wp-content/plugins folder. Now login to your blog and activate the plugin.

When you bring up your add new post page you will see the option to +Add New Title under the first title block. Try to come up with two or three variations of good titles that contain SEO Friendly keywords. Finish up your post and publish it. After you feel your page has gotten enough traffic, just log back in to your admin area and bring up a post in EDIT mode to see the click thru statistics. Once you’re satisfied that you have determined which title works best for your post, just delete the ones that didn’t perform as well.

If you want more in-depth methods of testing you can read a how to article on WPBeginner.com Split Testing Using Google Analytics.

Personally, I find that the Google Analytics method of testing just puts me in a mind coma but with this free title testing plugin I was A/B split testing in mere seconds!

Click here for more information on how and what this free split testing plugin can do. If you need to test more than just your post titles check out the developer’s homepage at WPExperiments.com for a pro version.


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Create Adult Digital Download Sites

Written by Bec on August 30, 2014 – 11:15 AM -

Digital Downloads Theme

Digital Downloads Theme

From PremiumPress has a new theme that’s perfect for digital downloads. Premium Digital Downloads WordPress Theme lets you create digital download websites in minutes!

This theme is ideal for creating an adult video download site, for profit. This would be similar to sites like Clips4Sale or AEBN where they actually purchase and immediately download the DVD or movie file. You can also use it for music sharing, documents, software, photo zip files, etc.

This Digital Download Theme lets you upload or link to files which visitors can then download. There are three main download system setups you can use with this Digital Download Theme: download after payment, downloaded for free and download after ‘sharing’.

All Premium Press Themes come with the PSD design files, free theme updates, 24/7 customer support and open source code so you can modify the theme in any manner you wish. Your license also lets you build unlimited sites.


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