SmarterTravel, a TripAdvisor company, engaged 10up in relaunching their namesake site, which provides travel advice, news and travel deals. The website had not been revisited since they first launched in 1998, with the exception of a small “touch up” in 2010, and was showing its age: a suboptimal layout, a rigid non-responsive grid, and […]

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Another Project Manager? Heck yes! Welcome Jim Byrom!

We have brought another Project Manager on board! Please join us in welcoming Jim to the WebDevStudios team! We’re excited about this addition to our rockstar project management team; please expect to see much more of Jim around these parts, and find out a little bit more about him below: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


The Risks of Hiring a Bad SEO Company – Sucuri Blog

Today we are not going to explore malware or any other overtly malicious traffic. Instead this post is a warning about dishonest marketing tactics used by services claiming to improve your website traffic or Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We recently received a report from one our clients claiming that their website was experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

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The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain and elsewhere

Never have so many risked so much for so little. I’m talking, of course, about Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union. So-called “Brexit” – get it, as in British exit? – would be the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don’t like.

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WP Mobile Detector Plugin Patched for Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability, Exploits Ongoing

Researchers at Sucuri are reporting that the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched for an arbitrary file upload vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. The plugin, which was temporarily removed from the WordPress Plugin Directory, had more than 10,000 active installs before the exploits began.

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How We Fixed The Issues We Encountered After Enabling SSL on WP Tavern

Do you notice anything different about the Tavern’s URL? We recently enabled SSL on the site using Lets Encrypt on Bluehost. Although the transition from HTTP to HTTPS was relatively smooth, we encountered a few issues. Soon after making the switch, we received error notices from Postmatic when trying to moderate comments via email.

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Selling the Shovel vs. Mining the Gold

Are you just starting a new business? Maybe you want to take your existing business to the next level? Then you’ve probably thought about hiring a coach or purchasing some sort of training to expand your knowledge. Every day I get at least one email from readers like yourself asking about my recommendations for coaches, experts, training and/or courses.

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Take Granular Control of WordPress’ Update System with Easy Updates Manager

When WordPress 3.7 “Basie” was released in 2013, it brought automatic updates to the masses. By default, WordPress automatically updates to point releases. Using additional constants within wp-config.php, you can configure WordPress to automatically update themes, plugins, and major releases. If you want granular control over the WordPress update system without touching code, check out Easy Updates Manager.

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Free Download: Questions to Ask Before Migrating Your Site to WordPress

If you’ve poked around our business before, you know that we’ve helped quite a few companies, including some household names, get their sites on WordPress. Obviously, we’re huge fans of WP, and although the tide does seem to be turning, we believe that WordPress is still wildly underutilized in the enterprise space (or every space!).


Seth’s Blog

Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage.

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A guy trained a machine to “watch” Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi.

Last week, Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to video streaming website Vimeo. The notice concerned a pretty standard list of illegally uploaded files from media properties Warner owns the copyright to – including episodes of Friends and Pretty Little Liars, as well as two uploads featuring footage from the Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner.

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Themeforest Author Parallelus Acquires UpThemes

UpThemes co-founder Chris Wallace announced this week that the theme company has been acquired by Andy Wilkerson of Parallelus, a successful Themeforest author. The two met at PressNomics and worked out a deal for the sale of everything related to UpThemes, including some unreleased themes and the managed hosting business the company launched last year.

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