Startup Framework for WordPress – Drag & Drop Theme

Here’s a fabulous implementation of a Drag & Drop one-page website builder for WordPress. I encourage you to try out the demo: Enter your email, and you’ll be playing with the theme in the amount of time it takes to check your inbox.

Things I love about this theme: Edit your site via the frontend for a true WYSIWYG experience, intuitive controls, clean design elements, and flexibility for adding your own layout and design elements.

Startup Framework for WordPress – Drag & Drop Theme.

Security advisory – High severity – InfiniteWP Client WordPress plugin | Sucuri Blog

If you’re using the InfiniteWP WordPress Client plugin to manage your website, now is a good time to update. While doing a routine audit of our Website Firewall product, we discovered a vulnerability in the plugin that could be used by a malicious individual to 1) disable a users web site by putting it in maintenance mode and 2) allows the user to control the content of the maintenance page. via Sucuri Blog.

Four-year-old comment security bug affects 86 percent of WordPress sites | Ars Technica

This article a great reminder as to why you should always keep your WordPress install updated with the latest version. If you’re running the latest version of WordPress (currently 4.0.1), the exploit discussed below does not apply to you:

A Finnish IT company has uncovered a bug in WordPress 3 sites that could be used to launch a wide variety of malicious script-based attacks on site visitors’ browsers. Based on current WordPress usage statistics, the vulnerability could affect up to 86 percent of existing WordPress-powered sites. The vulnerability, discovered by Jouko Pynnonen of Klikki Oy, allows an attacker to craft a comment on a blog post that includes malicious JavaScript code. On sites that allow comments without authentication—the default setting for WordPress—this could allow anyone to post malicious scripts within comments that could target site visitors or administrators. ~Ars Technica

WordPress › TablePress « WordPress Plugins

TablePress allows you to easily create and manage beautiful tables. You can embed the tables into posts, pages, or text widgets with a simple Shortcode. Table data can be edited in a speadsheet-like interface, so no coding is necessary. Tables can contain any type of data, even formulas that will be evaluated. An additional JavaScript library adds features like sorting, pagination, filtering, and more for site visitors. Tables can be imported and exported from/to Excel, CSV, HTML, and JSON files. ~ WordPress › TablePress « WordPress Plugins.

DigitalOcean Is Now the Third Largest Hosting Provider, WordPress Droplets Account for 23%

At the end of October, Netcraft reported that “more than 23% of the active sites hosted at DigitalOcean are running WordPress, compared with less than 10% of all other active sites around the world.”

Netcraft reports that DigitalOcean is currently netting more than 68,000 new customers per month. In general, developers seem to appreciate the speed of deployment, the simplicity of the hosting interface, and the API for managing droplets and resources.

~ WP Tavern.

swordshield.com

Sword & Shield, Enterprise Security is a Knoxville, Tennessee based company with a national presence. Working alongside their marketing staff, I developed and designed their website. My interface with the Sword & Shield is a classic example of how I typically interface with mid-sized companies. They brought me on as their web-developer-for-hire, securing my services and expertise as a freelancer without having to hire a full-time designer/developer. We were able to get their site designed, built, and launched in about two-and-a-half months.

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