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The latest news on all of the Companion plugins for WordPress. And other stuff too, sometimes.

What’s new in Companion Sitemap Generator v3.1?

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I just released update 3.1.0 for Companion Sitemap Generator for WordPress and it brings a few features that people have been asking for. The changelog may not be extreme, but it’s still a neat update. The best feature (imo) that this update brings is the ability to exlude posttypes from the sitemap rather than just allowing for […]

Server stability update for Companion Auto Update

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I’ve had many users asking how this plugins affected server stability, could the updater run at the same time on all websites and crash the server. This is ofcourse a great question and honestly I hadn’t taken that in mind when developing this plugin. Update Frequency But good news for everyone, version 2.9.2 bring a […]

Never use carousels on webshop frontpages

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Never use carousels on webshops So I’ve been doing a lot of research on Webshop Conversion and found that carousels (or sliders) get a lot of hate, like a lot. This made me curious and that’s why I did some more research to why it gets so much hate. Carousels can be a lot of fun… […]

Preventing vertical scrolling bounce of websites on iOS using JavaScript

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How to prevent vertical scrolling bounce of websites on iOS. If you use your iPad and access any websites, you’ll notice that if you pull down on the content, you can drag the top of the page down an inch and then it will bounce back.  This is fine for most websites but in some cases […]

Companion Auto Update gets a new feature: Filter plugins

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Companion Auto Update gets a new feature: Filter plugins Or at least, it will.. So I was working on a new feature for Companion Auto Update called Filter Plugins which allows you to select plugins that you do not wish to update. I couldn’t get it to work yet (damn) but I will add this in […]

How do I increase my webshops’ conversion rate?

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How to increase your webshops’ conversion rate. Your conversion rate is the percentage of visitors who take a desired action. If 100 people visit your store and 5 of them purchase something, your conversion rate is 5%. The reason why you should care about increasing your conversion rate is so you can generate more sales from the same amount of traffic. Conversion Rate = Number of Sales / Number of Visits

Brute Force Firewall for WordPress: Most common username attempts

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Brute Force Firewall for WordPress: Most common username attempts One of the ways hackers try to compromise sites is via a Brute Force Login Attack. This is where attackers use repeated login attempts until they guess the right password and username combination. WordPress has a lot of plugins to help you protect your site against […]

Microsoft Edge takes top spot over Chrome and Firefox in new security report

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According to a new browser security report, Microsoft Edge is more effective than both Chrome and Firefox at protecting users from some malicious threats. The report, which comes from NSS Labs (via Betanews), seeks to compare the three major browsers and their effectiveness at countering socially engineered malware (SEM) and phishing attacks. According to the […]

How To Create Custom Post Meta Boxes In WordPress

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How To Create Custom Post Meta Boxes In WordPress What seems like one of the most complicated bits of functionality in WordPress is adding meta boxes to the post editing screen. This complexity only grows as more and more tutorials are written on the process with weird loops and arrays. Even meta box “frameworks” have […]

IP List Of Known WordPress Hackers

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With the rising popularity of the free WordPress CMS it’s starting to attract more and more hackers. They can be a pain in the ass so it’s important to do everything you can to block them. Luckily for us there are more then enough security plugins for wordpress to help you protect your site against them. […]