anatomy of an XSS attack

Anatomy of an XSS Attack

Malicious computer attacks can happen to any business at any time. If you think that your business is safe from hackers, viruses, or corrupt code, you’re wrong. In fact, that type of thinking gives you a false sense of security. You must be vigilant in monitoring your essential systems, whether it’s your email server, your…

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Best Practices for Protecting Your WordPress Site

Best Practices for Protecting Your WordPress Site

If the events surrounding industry giants such as Facebook and Equifax have taught us anything, it’s that protecting your website is no joke. Not only do you expose your customers to all sorts of risks, but your own organization can face tough issues. From cleaning your site of infections to restoring brand integrity to your…

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wordpress website performance

At 120,000 Miles, How Does Your WordPress Website Hold Up?

A friend of mine once told me how he often compares having a WordPress website to owning a car. At the time I didn’t think much about it. Reflecting back on it, I think the comparison makes a lot of sense. Let me tell you why. The Make, Model, and Color of Your Vehicle Surely…

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speed up your wordpress

Speed Up and Back Up Your WordPress Site

Two of the biggest problems you can have with any website is a slow site or a lost site (due to hacking, server problems, or even accidental deletion). How are these two problems related? The answer is your database. It’s the connection to a MySQL database that makes WordPress a CMS. The care and maintenance…

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Lots of locks

The Importance of HTTPS

There is a big push for making sure that your website is being served securely. The shift from HTTP to HTTPS is occurring at record rates and is being shepherded by Google. But better SEO isn’t the only reason to be paying attention to HTTPS. What was once only a requirement for sites that engage…

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WordCamp Orange County 2015 Speaker Sponsor dinner

Why Do We Use WordPress?

One thing you’ll notice right away if you look around this website or review our portfolio, we love WordPress. We build every new project with WordPress as the engine. We’ve been using it since version 1.5 and have watched and helped it evolve into the CMS platform we know today. What keeps us coming back…

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security at scale

Security at Scale

We recently had a chance to sit down with Tony Perez, the CEO for Sucuri. Sucuri is one of our go-to partners in assisting with our client’s security needs. Talking with Tony Pixel Jar: For readers who aren’t familiar with Sucuri, tell us a little bit about how you got started in the security space.…

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backup & security

WordCamp Phoenix 2013: Backup & Security Lite

There are two goals that you want to achieve with a good backup and security plan. First, reduce your risk of being hacked. Second, have a plan for when you are attacked. There is no security plan that is 100% effective. But with a few key steps, you can set yourself on a path to…

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Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Backing Up Your WordPress Site for OC WordPress Meetup

I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!

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