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WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

WordPress/ 18th Feb 2020/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from our post last month about the Code Snippets flaw, we are seeing more and more articles detailing WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities. Recent add-ons affected include ThemeGrill Demo Importer, Profile Builder and GDPR Cookie Consent. It’s estimated that there are close to 1 million active installs on these 3 plugins alone. Preventing WordPress Plugin […]

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Code Snippets Vulnerability

WordPress/ 31st Jan 2020/Jamie Hoyles

Yesterday, 30th January it was announced that a Code Snippets Vulnerability had been discovered. Code Snippets is a plugin for WordPress that currently has over 200,000 installs and is one that has previously been mentioned on this blog (Five Essential Plugins for WooCommerce). What is the Code Snippets Vulnerability? It has been found that a […]

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WordPress Multisite Add an additional site using cPanel

WordPress/ 15th Jan 2020/Will Cook-Martin

Following on from our How to create a WordPress Multisite install, in this guide, we’ll discuss how to create a new site under your WordPress Multisite install. 1 Login to WordPress Login to your WordPress dashboard 2 Navigate to the Multisite Sites Dashboard Navigate to the multisite sites dashboard “My Sites” > “Network Admin” > […]

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Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin

WordPress/ 06th Jan 2020/Jamie Hoyles

We occasionally see web developers take over the management of a website yet the business owner will have no idea what their WordPress access details are. In instances such as this it’s possible to change your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin. How to Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin 1) Log in to cPanel […]

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How to create a WordPress Multisite install

WordPress/ 16th Dec 2019/Will Cook-Martin

WordPress Multisite enables a single WordPress install with a single database to host multiple websites with completely different content. WordPress admins find this type of install attractive because it means they can manage all their WordPress installs from a single admin dashboard. Installing a plugin makes it available for use on all sites and updating […]

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Move your WordPress site to Clook

WordPress/ 20th Nov 2019/Will Cook-Martin

The thought of moving your WordPress site can be extremely daunting, particularly if the WordPress site is a major source of income for you or your business. The truth is that if the move is properly planned and managed, there will be very little disruption if any at all. At Clook we’ve completed many thousands […]

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WordPress database maintenance

WordPress/ 23rd Oct 2019/Will Cook-Martin

If you have a sluggish WordPress site, one of the most commonly overlooked issues is the size of your database. Like most modern websites, WordPress stores its information in a database. PHP is used to extract this information and turn it into HTML, which your web browser then renders. The size of your database can […]

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Make fewer HTTP requests in WordPress

WordPress/ 05th Sep 2019/Jamie Hoyles

One of the common items highlighted in both Pingdom’s Speed Test tool and a GTMetrix report is ‘Make fewer HTTP requests’. Pingdom describe this practise as: Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the […]

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Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 Conflicts

WordPress/ 29th Aug 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Autoptimize is a great plugin for WordPress that combines scripts and code to reduce HTTP look ups. This can speed websites up considerably, improving both visitor experience and how Google, Yahoo, etc rank the site. Using Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 on the same WordPress install however can stop a visitor being able to send […]

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Recaptcha and Contact Form 7 Conflicts

WordPress/ 21st Aug 2019/Jamie Hoyles

One of the most popular WordPress contact plugins is Contact Form 7, however it is fairly common for users to find themselves being flooded by unwanted emails. We have a great blog post online containing information on how to stop spam being received yet a recent update to one of the recommended integrations can throw […]

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