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Just a reminder: WordPress automatically uses the user name “Admin” when it gets setup.
If you have that username in your ‘Users’ list, change it or delete.
Malicious people constantly look for WordPress sites and attempt to login via that user using a variety of passwords.
I use a plugin called Limit Login Attempts to restrict this kind of attack. I have had over 200 attempts to access my site.
The latest milestone for WordPress (codenamed Green) is being pushed to WordPress site owners everywhere.
I’d like to discourage immediate updating. There have been many changes under the hood and some of your favorite plugins may be affected.
I will post updates as I learn of compatibility updates or major crashes.
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3.4.1 is out with a number of security updates. Now would be a better time to upgrade.
Be advised that you can visit the wordpress codex website to see if an plugin author states that his or her plugin is compatible with 3.4.1
Join me for a small workshop covering WordPress Essentials, work-flow tips, and favorite plugins to make you more productive right now. This is a hands-on bring-your laptop affair. Your questions will be addressed there and then…
We’ve got a lot of friends using WordPress (WP) these days, and many have a question or two.
I’ve spoken with folks who wish they could sit down with their peers and see how they use WP, I’ve also talked with people who wish they could just run their site more smoothly.
Well I think it would be helpful to get a group together, have a website with links to all the best plugins and have answers to common questions and help a group out.
If this idea appeals to you, please fill out the survey below so I can work out a plan.
This survey is currently disabled.
We’ve been pretty quiet at Focus Web Works lately.
This is partly because of projects and partly because our awesome clients have asked for some research and development.
If you missed it, we wrapped up the Ed Slott project in November: edslottintucson.com
We built a support site for a big client, Event Driven Media Partners: eventdrivenmedia.org
We’ve also added a new slide show for Tucson’s Golden Corral’s specials and community service: tucsongoldencorral.com
We’ve been busy updating press releases and updating staffing pages for DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.: deconcinimcdonald.com
On The development side, we’ve been collaborating with software developers to create one of the best survey and quiz tools/plugins for WordPress. WP Survey And Quiz Tool: It’s become a very robust tool to add value to WP sites.
We have also been leaning some sophisticated new features for WordPress 3.0+, so it’s been pretty exciting.
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Christopher Dawson of ZDNet uses 2 pages to document how horrible Verizon’s service is. Sigh.
WordPress 3.2 is out – Handle with Care
If you spend any time in your WordPress site, you may have noticed that version 3.2 is available for an update.
If your website uses a slideshow/slider, this update will probably break it. Right after testing the new version on our Focus Web Works site, I upgraded one of our clients. The first thing we noticed (after the cool new look for the dashboard) was that her slideshow stopped working.
I’ve since done quite a bit of research and discovered that most slideshow/slider plugins are not working.
One more thing… It turns out that the WordPress developers group has decided to sunset Internet Explorer 6.0. This means that you should avoid upgrading if a large portion of your clients use IE 6.
If either of these situations are a concern for you, we recommend that you wait on that upgrade or at least contact us about your options.