28 Dec

2012

WordPress with W3 Total Cache plugin? Should you worry?

W3 Total Cache Christmas Vulnerability

On this year’s Christmas day, many WordPress users were quite unpleasantly surprised by a vulnerability in the popular W3 Total Cache plugin. The issue was a serious one, allowing the attacker to get access to sensible information from the WordPress database including password hashtags, usernames and much more. This meant that an experienced hacker could get full access to your site, download your personal information from it, change its looks, include malicious code, add backdoors for future access and much more bad things, you wouldn’t want to experience. Sounds scary? Not if you host with SiteGround!
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13 Dec

2012

WordPress 3.5 – The good and the bad

WordPress 3.5 "Elvin"

The latest stable WordPress version, named after the famous jazzman Elvin Jones is finally available for download. The star of the show is named “Media Manager” – the completely revamped tool for adding multimedia and organising it into galleries is both the best and the worst thing in the latest WordPress release.

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4 Oct

2012

Update: AutoUpdate feature now available for WordPress and Joomla!

Joomla Auto Update UPDATE: SiteGround has now launched auto-updates for Joomla applications as well! All our Joomla users can now enjoy the same benefits and subscribe for free auto-updates of their application from the SiteGround auto-update tool in their cPanel. For a detailed tutorial how to turn on auto-updates for Joomla, check out our tutorial.

According to WordPress.com, there are about 56,4 million WP sites in the world right now. And that number is rapidly growing. Many big companies, such as CNN, NBC and UPS use WordPress for their company blogs, which makes the open source platform even more popular and trusted by people worldwide.

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28 Sep

2012

Joomla 3.0 Released!

Joomla 3.0 Released!
Joomla 3.0 is finally out! As usual, I’m testing it on our servers making sure that it works flawlessly for all SiteGround folks that use this great piece of open source software.

I started installing Joomla 3.0 and writing this post simultaneously. I’ve just written an intro paragraph on how easy and painless the installation process is, when a nasty Internal Server Error screen appeared – right after I unpacked the official installation package. That kind of reminded me how right was the saying that one should never assume

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4 Sep

2012

Our latest template “Business Meeting“, with versions for both Joomla 2.5 and WordPress!

Our new theme for WordPress and Joomla has a slider!

Our latest template Business Meeting has versions for Joomla 2.5 and WordPress! The main new functionality we have added to this design is a header with sliding images in it. Below I will explain in details how you can manage the slider for the WordPress and the Joomla template.

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