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WordPress blogs are complex pieces of software with a threat surface that expands with each plug-in or theme you install. Whenever I set up a new WordPress site, one of the first things I install is Wordfence - a security plug-in that provides a number of services that help me monitor and manage those sites. Wordfence has launched a WordPress Security Audit service.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you use the WordPress content management system (CMS) for your blog or website, you should patch it now. The WordPress version 4.7.3 update fixes six security issues, most of them concern cross-site scripting (XXS) vulnerabilities. Here's what you need to know.

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It takes a sizeable pair of potatoes to use code from a massively huge project such as WordPress in your own project and fail to give proper attribution, or follow the terms of the project's licenses. Yet, according to Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg, this is precisely what Wix has done with its mobile app.

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Depending on your setup, it may be a challenge to get your site working fast enough when you post lots of media. I've experienced themes before that didn't respond well to multiple embedded Youtube videos, for example. But if your site is heavy on the images, you'll definitely want to look at ThemeIsle's advice.

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WordPress is the most popular content management system for blogging on the web by a long margin. Unfortunately, this has made it a target for nefarious hackers looking to access private data and/or insert malware. This infographic from cmstowp breaks down everything you need to know about WordPress security -- including tips to keep your site protected.

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WordPress is arguably the most prevalent of content management systems on the web today so, unsurprisingly, it's a massive target for malicious activities. While the core WordPress package has had its share of security issues, it's outdated plugins that are a major contributor, with three in particular comprising 25 per cent of all WordPress vulnerabilities.

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Setting up a website with a content management system (CMS) allows people with no web development skills to easily add and manage content on the site. Trouble is, there are are a lot of CMS offerings out there and picking the right one for your needs may prove challenging. This infographic comparing the three biggest CMS platforms in the market today may help you make up your mind.

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Typically, getting a local instance of WordPress running requires some sort of server stack, with LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) being the most common. However, if you just need a sandbox CMS or blogging platform without having to host it online or install up a bunch of web services, Instant WordPress will do the job faster than any other option.

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There's no piece of software, be it an application on your computer or a content management system on a server, that you'll be happy with out of the box. Rather than turn away from the configuration "phase" of post-installation, just find yourself a good guide and get tweaking. In the case of WordPess, Digital Inspiration has you covered with an expansive list of pointers.