Notices, opinions, updates about WP and Internet Security
Notices, opinions, updates about WP and Internet Security
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😥 STOP PANICKING ABOUT GDPR! It's massively difficult to actually get fined for non-compliance. But if you want to know how far you actually have to go to get busted, here's our step-by-step guide for small businesses.We were at Facebook HQ this week and this is what they had to say about it….https://thedesignspace.co/gdpr/
Posted by The Design Space on Friday, May 25, 2018
So with the new WP release, please ensure that you update!!!! For some of you, that should have been done automatically through your Hosting Company. You will still need to set up your Privacy Page (it is not done automatically).
If you need assistance in setting up your Page, please feel free to contact me, but please be aware Hourly Rates will apply and you will need to reacquaint yourself with our updated TOS about GDPR https://furnfeatheredfriends.com/terms-of-service/
You can see 2 examples of a Privacy Page: 1 using the Plug-in by Codelight (https://codelight.eu/wordpress-gdpr-framework/) on my website (https://furnfeatheredfriends.com/privacy-policy/) and the 2nd on my Demo site using the new WP update: https://digitalglitz.net/privacy-policy/
Have an awesome Friday My Peeps!
Guess what’s coming down the pipeline? GDPR!
You ask what is that? Simply: a new privacy regulation.
It’s EU based, so how does it affect me? Answer: If anyone from the EU can visit your site, it applies.
WordPress is already looking at a Core update to help with compliance as well as most plug-in developers.
So, here are a few articles for you to educate yourself.
Via Codelight (one of the Plug-in developers): https://codelight.eu/wordpress-gdpr-framework/guide/legal-grounds-for-processing-data/
Direct link to the Plug-in by Codelight: https://codelight.eu/wordpress-gdpr-framework/
So, if you took a look at the Codelight Plug-in Framework, that is pretty much what WordPress is looking at incorporating by default into the next Core update.
I am currently educating myself on all of this and it seems daunting but so far I think for us ‘small potatoes’ we are pretty simple in the info that our websites & plug-ins use. Just remember, I’m not a legal expert and if you have any concerns over legality of your website to consult a lawyer.
As always, I’m here to help!
Just letting you know that WordPress has a new update available, 4.9.5
Check to see if your Hosting has that update available but remember to update your Plug-ins first!
Howdy FNFD Family!
Due to recent “Help” requests for websites going down for various reasons and Mercury Retrograde (yup, just a little superstitious) I have decided to add a new courtesy service for all my existing and future customers.
I have installed a Plug-in called All in One WP Migration. This plug-in creates a backup of your complete website. I have created a backup of your website and have downloaded a copy for future ‘Just In Case’ use.
This is a one time service that has been performed this week for you!
Some of you already have a backup service being provided by your hosting companies/managed wordpress, so if you already have this you may not see the plug-in in your Dashboard.
If I was unable to obtain a backup of your site, you will receive an email from me.
If you are a Gerlinda.com customer that I have had the pleasure of assisting, I did not do a backup. However, if you would like me to provide this one time service please contact me.
Have an Awesome Friday My Peeps!
A little FYI for your Sunday reading. An article written for Active Search Results ASR) a free Search Engine Submission website.
How Search Engines Work
By: David Tang
A search engine operates, in the following order: 1) Crawling; 2) Deep Crawling Depth-first search (DFS); 3) Fresh Crawling Breadth-first search (BFS); 4) Indexing; 5) Searching.
Web search engines work by storing information about a large number of web pages, which they retrieve from the WWW itself. These pages are retrieved by a web crawler (also known as a spider) – an automated web browser which follows every link it sees, exclusions can be made by the use of robots.txt. The contents of each page are then analyzed to determine how it should be indexed. Data about web pages is stored in an index database for use in later queries. Some search engines, such as Google, store all or part of the source page (referred to as a cache) as well as information about the web pages, whereas some store every word of every page it finds, such as AltaVista. This cached page always holds the actual search text since it is the one that was actually indexed, so it can be very useful when the content of the current page has been updated and the search terms are no longer in it. This problem might be considered to be a mild form of linkrot, and Google’s handling of it increases usability by satisfying user expectations that the search terms will be on the returned web page. This satisfies the principle of least astonishment since the user normally expects the search terms to be on the returned pages. Increased search relevance makes these cached pages very useful, even beyond the fact that they may contain data that may no longer be available elsewhere.
When a user comes to the search engine and makes a query, typically by giving keywords, the engine looks up the index and provides a listing of best-matching web pages according to its criteria, usually with a short summary containing the document’s title and sometimes parts of the text. Most search engines support the use of the boolean terms AND, OR and NOT to further specify the search query. An advanced feature is proximity search, which allows you to define the distance between keywords.
The usefulness of a search engine depends on the relevance of the results it gives back. While there may be millions of Web pages that include a particular word or phrase, some pages may be more relevant, popular, or authoritative than others. Most search engines employ methods to rank the results to provide the “best” results first. How a search engine decides which pages are the best matches, and what order the results should be shown in, varies widely from one engine to another. The methods also change over time as Internet usage changes and new techniques evolve.
Most web search engines are commercial ventures supported by advertising revenue and, as a result, some employ the controversial practice of allowing advertisers to pay money to have their listings ranked higher in search results.
The vast majority of search engines are run by private companies using proprietary algorithms and closed databases, the most popular currently being Google, MSN Search, and Yahoo! Search. However, Open source search engine technology does exist, such as Dig, Nutch, Senas, Egothor, OpenFTS, DataparkSearch and many others.
Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com – Free Website Content
Howdy Peeps! So as you saw WP updated and with that there have been a few ‘Helps!’ received. Upon investigation I noticed on most that the Plug Ins had not been updated.
I can not stress enough that you need to update your Plug Ins!
What are these you ask? Simply put-they are like Apps on your phone. They help do various things within your website and they need to be kept up to date.
Why you ask? Because as WP updates as well as the Plug ins they are talking to each other and figuring out ‘bugs’ and compatibility issues.
Which should I do first? The Plug ins! If they are always kept up to date then when WP gets notices and fixes an issue, when it updates all is well. Most of you have Auto WP update so when a new version is released, bam it’s done for you.
What’s the big deal? Well if those plug ins are not kept up to date on your site (but have been updated by the plug in developer) and WP updates it could result in a bunch of errors and WP and those Plug ins not talking to each other correctly and then your site is wanked!
So, if you are maintaining your own WP Website, UPDATE THOSE PLUG INS!!!
Not sure how to do this? Send me an Email (Help Page in progress).
Just trying out a new plug in for sharing. And learning to tweak the settings.
Reminder: Father’s Day is around the corner! Don’t forget to share a Father’s Day Inspirational Meme, I have several to choose from for all personalities.
Website Search Engine Optimization For Search Engine Friendliness
I have received numerous inquires as to why some website Admin programs are not working in Chrome.
Chrome has updated and with some older Content Management web based editing programs this has produced a compatibility issue.
Just a side note: You never have to worry about WordPress as it keeps current with browser updates.
Anyhoo, don’t panic!
First I would recommend you consider upgrading your site and of course I recommend WordPress. It will get increasingly harder to maintain your website as the industry continues to grow and update. Contact me for a quote.
So in the meantime, how do you continue to make changes to your website.
As above, I mentioned that there is a compatibility issue with Chrome, but you can work around this for a short time.
Internet Explorer offers a backwards compatibility view option. Don’t have IE? Here’s a link to download:
How to do Backward Compatibility View in Internet Explorer:
In upper Right corner you will see the Cog Wheel (settings) click that
Scroll down until you see Compatibility View Settings, click
Pop up window will come up
In the Add this website box, enter your website address and click the add button.
Now you need to close IE out completely and reopen
You should now be able to log in to Admin area and complete your changes.
I hope this little tidbit helped you.