The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Caching

As a savvy website owner, I’m certain you understand how important it is for your website to load quickly. And if you run your website on WordPress, you’ve probably at least heard of the need for caching plugins before. Caching is a critical aspect of your website’s performance as it can greatly improve loading times. By a lot. In layman’s terms, a caching plugin creates …

WP Mobile Detector Plugin Patched for Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability, Exploits Ongoing

Researchers at Sucuri are reporting that the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched for an arbitrary file upload vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. The plugin, which was temporarily removed from the WordPress Plugin Directory, had more than 10,000 active installs before the exploits began. According to Sucuri, the majority of compromised sites have been infected …

How to Build Custom Faceted Search for Big WordPress Sites

Sites that use lots of categories to organize lots of content need faceted search. Without a way to filter through that mountain of content, and pinpoint exactly what they are looking for, visitors may grow frustrated and seek out other options online. eCommerce sites are the obvious application for faceted search. Ebay, Amazon, Zappos, Etsy, and virtually every other successful …