New Strattic feature! HSTS preload eligibility support for all Strattic sites

Published on July 15, 2018 | 0 comment

As we all know by now, having a site that is SSL encrypted (https) is critical for ensuring the security of your site’s visitors, and for SEO – Google has made it clear that SSL encrypted sites will get some extra brownie points, including the satisfying green lock in the browser address bar: In order…

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Jekyll and Hugo vs. WordPress: the pros and cons of static site generators

Published on July 10, 2018 | 0 comment

What is a static site generator? A static site generator lets you generate a static website using data and templates. A static website is pre-rendered: all the files (HTML, CSS, Javascript and images) exist as is, and do not need to be processed on the server level. Content management systems like WordPress are called “dynamic”…

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WordCamp Europe 2018: Content Security Policies – a whole new way of securing your website that no one knows about #wceu

Published on June 21, 2018 | 0 comment

WordCamp Europe 2018 was in Belgrade, Serbia and I am honored to have been chosen to speak at the conference. I am also glad it gave me a chance to visit Belgrade because I don’t think I would have gotten there otherwise. What I loved about Belgrade was the fusion of old and new, East…

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#tbt WordCamp Europe 2017: WordPress Security for All – You Won’t Believe How Simple It Can Be

Published on June 13, 2018 | 0 comment

Reports show that WordPress is the most hacked platform on the web. But that doesn’t mean your site has to be hacked too. In fact, keeping WordPress safe is pretty easy. After a decade of hosting and maintaining WordPress sites at illuminea, many of which are highly targeted by hackers and have even been shared on…

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WordCamp Europe 2018: Party time with Content Security Policies

Published on June 10, 2018 | 0 comment

WordCamp Europe is one of the largest WordCamps in the world. It takes place every year in a different location in Europe. The first one took place in 2013 and it’s been going strong every since. This year it’s June 14-16 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia and I can’t wait! Last year in Paris, I spoke…

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PRESS for WORD 2018: ​Miriam Schwab on 9 ways to speed up your WordPress website and make Google happy

Published on June 9, 2018 | 0 comment

PRESS for WORD 2018 in Tel Aviv had everything a WordPress fan could want. Great swag (especially from Elementor). Informative lectures. Networking. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. A photobooth. Even coffee and beer with your photo on it (see photos here) But best of all, Joost de Valk of Yoast SEO came all the way from the…

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Serverless Hosting in plain English

Published on June 7, 2018 | 0 comment

The problem with traditional hosting Let’s say you own a design agency called PixelWixel (not a real company) and you designed and coded your website using WordPress. Now, you need a home for the website so that people can see all over the world, any time of the day. That’s where a server comes…

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Static is the new dynamic

Published on June 7, 2018 | 0 comment

I’m not sure “Static is the new dynamic (SITND)” will be made into a new TV series and picked up by Netflix, but in the world of websites, the results of a static site can be just as dramatic as an episode of Orange is the New Black. Ah..static sites. You might remember these from…

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Over 1 million sites with NextGen plugin installed vulnerable

Published on March 2, 2017 | 0 comment

Just over two weeks ago, over 2 million WordPress web pages were defaced due to vulnerability in the core software. A few days ago, another serious vulnerability was published by Sucuri that affects over 1 million WordPress websites that have the NextGen image gallery plugin installed. With Strattic, even if your site has vulnerabilities, it’s…

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Free SSL certificates for everyone: how to get one and implement it correctly

Published on September 29, 2016 | 5 comment

  The introduction of free SSL certificates to the web is a significant step forward in the security of the internet. Although SSL certificates encrypt a site’s information and therefore make it more secure, until recently most websites wouldn’t even consider implementing SSL certificates on their site. The only sites that were using SSL certificates were applications…

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