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How to avoid timeouts when importing a WordPress export XML file

WordPress provides a great mechanism for exporting and importing data simply by using Tools > Export or Import. However when used on large datasets, you’re bound to run into timeout issues, especially when that data includes images since it takes time for the importer to grab those images from their source and download them into…

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Adding select2 to WP Forms

Select2 is a great jQuery library that allows for dynamic and live-searchable selection of elements in a long drop down menu. This guide will show you how to easily add support for Select2 to WP Forms. Note that this refers specifically to the WP Forms plugin, and not general forms for WordPress. Begin by adding…

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January 2017 WordPress Botnet Bruteforce Attacks

Although we haven’t seen any major reporting on it yet, as of 2017 our servers have detected a massive botnet attacking WordPress installations in an attempt to exploit weak passwords. Our typical firewall rules are configured to allow at most 15 login attempts prior to immediately blocking the IP at the network level. This works…

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What is “WordPress Optimized” hosting?

A lot of people use WordPress to power their blogs, websites, and web projects of all types which has resulted in many companies that target WordPress to offer dedicated services such as “Optimized” hosting, typically at a considerably higher price tag than standard hosting services. They’ll then provide impressive metrics to back up their claims,…

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WordPress Plugin: Category Checklist Tree

The Category Checklist Tree plugin may sound pretty boring but in reality it’s an extremely simple and useful plugin! If you’ve ever found yourself perplexed by the behaviour of the Categories lists in WordPress, this is the plugin for you. How might I be annoyed by the WordPress categories list you ask? Well it all has…

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WooCommerce shortcodes not showing all products

We love WooCommerce around here, but occasionally we run into a bug that hasn’t yet been merged into the core codebase. We set up a storefront many months ago for Lemon Dogs Tacos and Lemonade wherein they change their stock quite regularly. Because of this changing stock, the WooCommerce core setting to hide out of…

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Keep your plugins updated!

It has been brought to our attention that the popular “All-In-One SEO” plugin for WordPress leaves your website open to what is called a cross-site scripting attack. This means both your website and your visitor’s computers could be vulnerable when visiting your website! Please be sure to login to your WordPress install and update the…

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How to Clone Your Website

It seems that we get this question on a weekly basis: “I want to copy my website to a new domain or different folder, but I’m not sure of the best way to do this. How is it done?” It used to be that the only way to do this was to simply download all…

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Using WP Approve User Plugin with WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the newest and arguably the best E-Commerce solution available for WordPress. If you aren’t considering using it for your next E-Commerce website, you should seriously rethink your E-Commerce strategy. In the process of building a new wholesaler website, there were two key modifications that needed to be completed to WooCommerce in order to…

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