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The latest news and updates from WP NET

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    PHP7 Coming Soon for Managed WordPress Hosting

    - by GB

    We are busy working on some major updates to our shared-hosting Managed WordPress Hosting & Support platform, which we’re calling MWP 2.0! (Managed WordPress 2.0)  … continues

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    Now Accepting Payments via Stripe

    - by GB

    We are pleased to announce that we can now accept credit card payments via Stripe!  … continues

  • Managed ServersSecuritySystem Updates

    FreeSSL now available in Managed Server Control Panel

    - by GB

    We’ve recently deployed an update to our Managed Cloud Server Control Panel that adds support for managing FreeSSL (Let’s Encrypt) Certificates from directly within the Control Panel. This means that all our Managed Cloud Server customers can now instantly apply SSL Certificates to their sites with the click of button. With this new addition — and considering the performance and SEO benefits of running sites with SSL — we recommend that all Cloud Server sites run under SSL. More information, and complete instructions for using the Cloud Server Control Panel are available in our WP NET KnowledgeBase.

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    Managed Cloud Server Control Panel Released

    - by GB

    We have exciting news today … our Cloud Server Control Panel is officially released and available now! Our Managed Cloud Servers are built for speed and security. We have gone to considerable lengths to ensure that these servers are as lean as possible — and that includes the control panel. The software installed on the server is very light-weight and uses practically zero resources. As you would expect, all communication between the control panel and the server uses SSL / HTTPS. We have intentionally made the interface as simple and uncluttered as possible. Most actions require only a few clicks. In short: it’s fast, secure and easy to use.  … continues

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    WooCommerce 2.6

    - by GB

    WooCommerce 2.6 was recently released and includes many changes, improvements and fixes. Most notably, WooCommerce now includes “native” support for Shipping Classes — a long requested and very welcome feature. Other changes include some UI improvements, with AJAX refreshes for the Cart pages and a nice tabbed interface for the My Account pages. You can read more about the changes on the WooCommerce Dev blog. Thinking of updating to WooCommerce 2.6? While this is an exciting update for WooCommerce users, there are a few important things to be aware of before you upgrade. This is a major update and should ideally be performed by a web designer or developer who can ensure that everything goes smoothly and recoverable backups are taken before any changes are made.   … continues

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    Introducing Improved Server Monitoring

    - by GB

    All-new systems monitoring service is now operational! This is an internal monitoring service used by our support team to provide them with important systems status information and historical performance data for all of our servers and customers domains. This is a remote monitoring service that runs in conjunction with existing systems to provide us with detailed multi-node monitoring.   … continues

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    WordPress 4.5

    - by GB

    The latest version of the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress v4.5 is available now! Features and changes in WordPress 4.5 include: Inline link editing Further improvements to Markdown support in the Editor Live responsive previews in the Customiser Native support for custom logos Improved image resizing and optimisation More details are available on the WordPress Blog post and there’s also a Codex page with all the details for developers and those who enjoy the fine-print.   … continues

  • Managed WordPressSystem Updates

    FreeSSL Now Available for Managed Server

    - by GB

    That’s right, all customers with WP NET Managed Cloud VPS servers can now use SSL on their websites at no cost! You never need to bother with generating CSR’s, processing renewals or installing certificates … ever! It’s all completely automated. New and existing Managed Cloud VPS customers can start using FreeSSL right now. For details on how to activate FreeSSL on your Cloud VPS websites, please see…

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    Transitioning to .nz

    - by GB

    Like thousands of New Zealand businesses, WP NET is embracing the move to the shorter .nz TLD. We’ve had redirects in place for months, so that anyone arriving at wpnet.nz will be instantly redirected to wpnet.co.nz. That’s all well and good, but we’ve decided it’s time to start making the move to .nz as the primary domain for all our websites and services. There’s a lot of changes we need to make so we’ll be doing it slowly and carefully over the next several weeks. We will of course ensure that redirects are in place, so you shouldn’t notice any difference or disruption.

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    PayPal Security Updates and WooCommerce

    - by GB

    If you use WooCommerce, chances are you also use PayPal. Many PayPal users have begun receiving notification from PayPal regarding various security updates to their systems. Included in these updates are changes to the IPN (Instant Payment Notification) URLs. Many users are concerned about the impact this may have on their PayPal payments processing with WooCommerce. If you’re interested in the technical details, you can read about it on the PayPal Knowledge site.   … continues

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    Custom Content Type Manager Backdoor Exploit

    - by GB

    Sucuri Security recently published a detailed post about a serious backdoor exploit that was discovered in the Custom Content Type Manager plugin. This is a concerning development, as a malicious user somehow gained access to the plugin’s source code on the WordPress plugin repository and added the malware. They then bumped the plugin’s version number and anyone who installed the update was unwittingly infected by the backdoor exploit. Ouch.  … continues

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    WooCommerce & Stripe — coming soon to NZ

    - by GB

    Accepting Online Payments in New Zealand If your launching a WooCommerce site in New Zealand you will inevitably come to a point where you need to decide on a payment processor to use for your online transactions. Of course, there are many options available but the features and costs vary enormously — it can quickly get very confusing. We published a blog post about this some time ago and it’s still the most-read post on our blog.  … continues

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