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Contact form 7 goes pear-shaped

Contact form 7 goes pear-shaped

Wow! My beloved Contact Form 7  just put me through the wringer, so take note so you don’t have to go all through this. A Client’s WordPress website that hasn’t missed a beat for years (literally years!) started generating “Failed to send your...
A quick and easy printable MailChimp email

A quick and easy printable MailChimp email

MailChimp is undoubtably my favourite Newsletter software. Im sure the folks at MailChimp would rather we saw them as an integrated marketing platform, but it certainly does a top job with email newsletters.  It just works. You can insert signup forms into your...
Ninja Forms Vulnerability affects over 1Million Websites

Ninja Forms Vulnerability affects over 1Million Websites

The WordFence Threat Intelligence team has identified vulnerabilities in Ninja Forms. This plugin is used to create online forms in over a million WordPress websites. Ninja Forms is very popular as it uses a drag and drop interface to simplify the creation of forms....

WordPress Hack Hardening Plugins

I’m a big fan of plugins that provide internal WordPress protection from hackers. I call these ‘hack hardening’ plugins because their principal role is to make it more difficult for hackers to get into your website.   Unfortunately, its unlikely...
Facebook Ads now requires an ABN

Facebook Ads now requires an ABN

Facebook has announced it will update the ‘GST treatment’ of Facebook Ads purchases by GST-registered business in Australia from 15 Feb. Also if you’ve entered an invalid ABN record in your Facebook account Settings, it will be removed and Facebook...
Nextgen Gallery Vulnerabilities Discovered

Nextgen Gallery Vulnerabilities Discovered

Exploit Overview  The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team have announced the discovery of severe vulnerabilities in NextGen Gallery, a gallery plugin used by over 800,000 WordPress sites.   If your site(s) use this plugin ensure you immediately update to the latest...

Google Ads are Changing Match Types

Google keyword matching changes Google has announced changes to the way the keyword matching works for broad and phrase matching. They claim it will simplify matching, and won’t likely impact existing campaigns. Google are also using using ‘additional...
Google launches ‘News Showcase’ in Australia

Google launches ‘News Showcase’ in Australia

Google has launched News Showcase. This product is positioned very well to address the Australian Media Code initiative and issues.  News Showcase appears to addresses the main concerns that brought the Media code into existence. News Showcase launched on Friday,...