Wordpress is constantly getting upgraded and improved. In WordPress 5.5 (released August 11th, 2020) your site gets new improvements in three major areas: speed, search, and security. Lazy loading is now included which helps speed up website load time. Sitemaps are now automatically included within WordPress itself; not needing an... read more →
Welcome to WordPress version 5.0 of WordPress. The biggest upgrade in this version is the introduction of a block based editor. It's called Gutenberg. With a name like that you should realize the world changing WordPress intends. The new editor is the 1st step towards making the need for a... read more →
Are SSL certificates really necessary? With Google about to release the latest Chrome browser any day now (version 68 set for July 2018), the reasons for getting an SSL certificate for your website are becoming harder to ignore. When Chrome updates to version 68 this month it will begin displaying... read more →
Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Watts Web Studio is not a law firm. This post does not constitute legal advice and does not replace any advice you obtain from a lawyer or other legal expert.] GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It's European legislation relating to personal... read more →
WordPress released version 4.9.6 this week. It is their "Privacy" Release. It now has a few tools added that will assist in your WordPress based website being able to maintain compliance with Europe's GDPR, the data privacy law that is effecting most websites. I imagine it will evolve further as... read more →
There is heaps of news coverage right now on the recent release of the Panama Papers. It is creating quite a stir and adding more weight behind the reform wall street movement, enabling the likes of Bernie Sanders to say, told you so. The folks over at WordFence describe it thus,... read more →
1. Avoid not getting hacked right from the beginning. This is best avoided through knowing how your site has added protection. Learn the answer to the question, "Does my site have added protections and security?" Prevention is much easier than fixing it later. 2. Backup your website. Make sure your... read more →
Here is in interesting read an the estimated cost of having your website hacked. Don't let your website be unprotected. From my friends at Wordfence: Read the website security article here.
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