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#Namecheap EasyWP discounts : Sixteen years of #WordPress!

Domain registrar Namecheap celebrates sixteen years of WordPress, with a big discount of its popular hosting plan, EasyWP. This limited three-day birthday sale runs from May 27th, to May 29th. What is the EasyWP hosting plan? “EasyWP’s “one-click setup process” is a quick and easy solution for those who value time and money spent on […]

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Finally upgraded to #WordPress 5.x – with a caveat!

After several weeks of beta testing the new WordPress 5.x we have safely upgraded to the latest version of this popular CMS. We warned domain bloggers about rolling with the new version and with good reason: lots of web sites depending on WordPress reported having issues with the new embedded editor, Gutenberg. During the test […]

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Gutenberg : You might have to turn off your WordPress automatic updates

WordPress powers almost 28% of the top 10 million websites and it’s quite versatile as a content management, publishing system. For security reasons, WordPress automatically updates itself these days, but there are major changes looming ahead. Sometime early next year, WordPress will roll out Gutenberg, an improved editing system that changes its core structure. Currently, […]

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Is WordPress a safe platform for domain blogs?

WordPress has been powering numerous domain industry blogs, including our very own, DomainGang.com, for several years. From the early days, to the current version 4.7.3, WordPress has come a long way; it’s now powering more than 26% of the web. Its founder, Matt Mullenweg, was interviewed by Braden Pollock during NamesCon 2017, and stated that […]

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Father Domainicus : Have you received the Evangelion about .Blog domains?

Greetings and salutations, my domain brothers and sisters – this is Father Domainicus on a chilly, nippy Sunday here in Florida. As it has been the custom for many years now, as a servant of the Domain Church I am often asked questions by domain investors. Regardless of whether these inquiries involve our domainer faith, […]

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Sucuri hack report : WordPress most hacked CMS

Sucuri, the security and vulnerability monitoring and prevention company, has released its Q1/2016 report on Web site hacks. The proliferation of content management systems (CMS) has increased the number of attacks targeting domains and web sites utilizing them. Sucuri often alerts the community of CMS users about trends in security attacks, and their 2016 report […]

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WordPress penetrates 48% of the CMS market’s domains

WordPress, the content management system (CMS) used by many web sites around the world, broke new records recently. According to statistics released by BuiltWith, WordPress installations gained 7% among all CMS installations, increasing the market share of WordPress to 48%. This translates to an additional 1,149,956 domains running web sites on WordPress, in the first […]

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WordPress plugin vulnerability : GoDaddy, DreamHost roll out patch to serious security flaw

Web hosting companies that offer WordPress, such as GoDaddy, DreamHost, Pressable and others, rolled out security updates to their clients earlier today. The upgrades were fixing a serious security flaw affecting popular plugin JetPack and the default installation of the TwentyFifteen theme that comes with WordPress. If your domain is not managed by a host […]

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Four security issues in WordPress sent programmers scrambling for update

WordPress, the most popular content management system on the web, is being used by millions of blogs and web sites. Due to its widespread use, it’s also a primary target for attacks for vulnerabilities by unscrupulous hackers. Luckily, the WordPress system is also programmed by a well-versed community of researchers; when vulnerabilities are discovered, they […]

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FBI issues WordPress warning regarding ISIS sympathizers

There’s one more a reason that the FBI sent its representative to NamesCon 2015, aside from participating in the stolen domains debate. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been monitoring the amount and type of web site defacements, performed by ISIS sympathizers. In particular, it seems that a lot of this type of hacking activity […]

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WordPress 4.0 brings media grid, other improvements to domainer bloggers

If you’re operating your web site on the WordPress platform, you are part of an estimated 22% of users worldwide doing the exact same thing. WordPress 4.0 has been rolled out, bringing along not just a new release, but a set of great goodies as well that many domain investors, bloggers and business entrepreneurs will […]

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WordPress is a trademark, people!

A lot of people, domainers included, fail to realize that ‘WordPress‘ is a registered trademark. One of the basic functions of trademark registration, is the owner’s obligation to defend it, should they become aware of an infringement. Such violations occur quite often in the world of domains, and when one registers domains that incorporate ‘WordPress‘ […]

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