We are continuing our efforts to make security improvements to our hosting systems where ever possible.
Our new Managed WordPress service is proving to be very well timed. While WordPress is a fantastic, easy-to-use CMS that costs you $0 to use — now, more than ever, WordPress site owners are learning that it is important to keep their core WordPress software, and plugins up to date.
Only a few weeks a go a serious security vulnerability was discovered in both of the two leading WordPress caching plugins (WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache) — both of these plugins are completely free — provided to the community at no charge by the developers, and whilst both products are very professionally developed — all software is prone to bugs and vulnerabilities. The issue was identified, and to the authors credit, both plugins were fixed within hours, and updates made available via the WordPress Plugins repository. Securi website security monitoring started detecting hack attempts targeting these vulnerabilities only a few days later.
In a word — yes.
WordPress has taken a few knocks recently. Back in April there was a huge, brute-force attack targeting WordPress websites, and also a couple of very popular plugins had serious vulnerabilities discovered (which were promptly fixed).
It’s time to clear up the debate once and for all. Despite all the doubts (and some haters), WordPress core is without a doubt one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put a site on. Jason Cosper of WP Engine —
It’s time to clear up the debate once and for all. Despite all the doubts (and some haters), WordPress core is without a doubt one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put a site on.
— Jason Cosper of WP Engine
Exciting news for NZ WooCommerce users.
This new shipping calculation extension works directly with the NZ POST API to calculate shipping costs for your orders at the time of checkout.
Being somewhat “official”, having been developed by WooThemes themselves — this extension looks very promising.
For more information, check out the WooThemes website.