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GoDaddy Acquires Sucuri (wptavern.com) GoDaddy has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sucuri Security. Sucuri, founded by Daniel Cid and co-founded by Tony Perez in 2010, is a website security platform that helps clean and protect websites. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Out of all the companies that Sucuri could have chosen to be acquired by, why GoDaddy?
Who Uses WordPress? How About These 100+ Famous Brands (www.codeinwp.com) If you’re still not quite sure if WordPress is the correct choice for your next website then check out the list that we have for you today. What we have for you here are 100 great examples of famous brands using WordPress. So who uses WordPress? We have musicians, corporations, media companies, artists, car manufacturers, universities, tech companies, movies, quite literally everyone.
5 Best VPN Services for WordPress Users (Compared) (www.wpbeginner.com) VPNs are growing in popularity due to privacy and security concerns. VPN short for virtual private network allows you to protect your privacy, secure information, and bypass censorship. If you’re looking for the best VPN services, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will explain what is a VPN, why you need a VPN, and share our handpicked list of the best VPN services for WordPress users.
Sucuri Review – What Can This Free WordPress Security Plugin Do For You? (www.elegantthemes.com) It’s important to note that Sucuri is not a WordPress-specific company. They also offer their services for Joomla, Drupal, Magento and other sites.
However, they do seem to have a special interest in the WordPress platform. In fact, the company works closely with the WordPress security team and some plugin providers and make their research available to them.
Besides that, they have a security plugin in the WordPress directory, which is what we will mainly deal with in this article.
Pros and Cons of Using Sumo on Your WordPress Website (www.wpexplorer.com) The Sumo suite of tools, previously known as SumoMe, can help you add many useful features to your WordPress website. As nearly all of these features are focused on increasing the conversion rates of your website or helping it become a more effective marketing tool, every website owner should at least consider Sumo.
However, with a free version as well as a number of premium options available, which version of Sumo should you use?
13 Examples of Non-Profit and Charity Sites Using Divi (www.elegantthemes.com) Non-profits and charity organizations have turned to the web to get their message to the public and share the news about the work they do. Of course this means they need websites to display their information, share their news, ask for workers and volunteers, and ask for donations. Several of these organizations have websites built with Divi. In this article we take a look at 13 examples of non-profit and charity sites using Divi.
PHP and cURL: How WordPress makes HTTP requests (deliciousbrains.com) cURL is the workhorse of the modern internet. As its tagline says, cURL is a utility piece of software used to ‘transfer data with urls‘. According to the cURL website, the library is used by billions of people daily in everything from cars and television sets, to mobile phones. It’s the networking backbone of thousands of applications and services. Unsurprisingly, it’s also a core utility used by WordPress’ own Requests API as well as our own WP Migrate DB Pro.
If you’re curious about the power of the cURL library, how it works with WordPress and what to watch out for (especially on macOS), then you’re in the right place.
An Introduction to WordPress Shortcodes for Developers (kinsta.com) Out of the box, WordPress provides six shortcodes, and plugins can add a lot more thanks to the Shortcode API.
The Shortcode API is a simple set of functions for creating WordPress shortcodes for use in posts and pages.
In this post we will introduce you to this useful WordPress feature from a developer’s perspective.