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CSS-Tricks:

A Follow-Up to PHP Templating

Not long ago, I posted about PHP templating in just PHP (which is basically HEREDOC syntax). I'm literally using that technique for some super basic templating I needed to do on this very WordPress site. The main pushback was that this kind of thing can be an XSS vulnerability. In my case, it's not, because I'm not using it for anything other than an abstraction convenience for m..

Search Engine Land:

Optimization scores, recommendations and their impact on Google Partner agencies

Google says Partner agencies will continue have “control and autonomy” as it puts more emphasis on auto-generated recommendations.

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CSS-Tricks:

How to Customize the WooCommerce Cart Page on a WordPress Site

A standard e-commerce site has a few common pages. There are product pages, shop pages that list products, and let’s not forget pages for the user account, checkout flow and cart.

WooCommerce makes it a trivial task to set these up on a WordPress site because it provides templates for them and create the pages for you right out of the box. This is what makes it easy to get your store up and running ..

CSS-Tricks:

Where to Learn WordPress Theme Development

Over a decade ago, I did a little three-part video series on Designing for WordPress. Then I did other series with the same spirit, like videocasting the whole v10 redesign, a friend's website, and even writing a book<..

Search Engine Land:

3 tips for optimizing paid social campaigns for seasonality

How retailers can make their seasonal social ad dollars go further.

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How to use machine learning (if you can’t code) to help your keyword research

Here’s an easy way to categorize 100k keywords in less than a few hours of actual working time.

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The State of Security:

Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware

Digital attackers are sending around love-themed malicious emails in an attempt to infect recipients with the Nemty ransomware. If you’ve been kicking around in the world of IT security for more years than you’d like to admit, then you’ll surely remember the ILOVEYOU virus (also known as the “Love Bug” or “Loveletter”). When the Love […]… 

CSS-Tricks:

Data-driven Jamstack with Sourcebit

Think of building sites with Gatsby as an hourglass shape.

Gatsby itself is right in the middle. The wide funnel at the top represents the fact that Gatsby can take in data from all sorts of sources. The data could be in markdown files, from a headless CMS or some other API, from a hosted database, or pretty much whatever.

The w..

The State of Security:

More Than 140GB of Data Exposed by Israeli Marketing Company

An Israeli marketing company exposed more than 140GB of data by mishandling the credentials for an Elasticsearch database. A San Diego-based DevOps engineer who uses the Twitter handle 0m3n detected the disclosure after they grew tired of receiving text messages from “random phone numbers with similar messages containing links to gibberish domains.” The engineer took […]… 

Search Engine Land:

In feature battle with Google, Yelp improves restaurant waitlist functionality

Yelp is trying to stay one step ahead of Google with tools that benefit both consumers and business owners.

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The State of Security:

Tripwire Patch Priority Index for February 2020

Tripwire’s February 2020 Patch Priority Index (PPI) brings together important vulnerabilities from Microsoft and Adobe. Up first on the patch priority list this month are patches for Microsoft Edge and Scripting Engine. These patches resolve information disclosure, elevation of privilege, and memory corruption vulnerabilities. Next on the list are patches for Adobe Flash player (APSB20-06), […]… 

Search Engine Land:

Google experiments with public search profile cards

Currently limited to India, the Google+-like feature gives personal brands and individuals some control over their own search results.

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Search Engine Land:

Google’s new treatment of nofollow links has arrived

Here’s what you need to be aware of as Google begins viewing nofollow links as a hint for crawling and indexing.

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New Google Lighthouse extension for Firefox goes live

Google wants Chrome team products widely distributed and that includes Firefox.

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The State of Security:

Red Teaming: How to Run Effective Cyber-Drills?

What is red teaming? How is it different from conventional penetration testing? Why do we need blue, red, and white teams? How are cyber-drills carried out, and what results should be expected? In this article, we will answer these and other questions related to red teaming. What is Red Teaming? The red team attacks, the […]…