wordpress plugins

10 WordPress plugins that you seriously need to know

WordPress is the most popular CMS, powering nearly 30% of all the sites in the world wide web. Among the reasons why professionals and apprentice web designers and developers choose Worpress, there’s of course an overwhelming availability of  free and premium plugin, allowing to extend the platform base functionality. Nevertheless, abundance doesn’t not mean quality. Indeed, you might have soon realized that you need sifting a lot for finding some decent, malware-free and not invaded by ads piece of software (It’s what you probably do when you look for apps for your smartphone on Google Play Store or Apple App Store).

Here follows a list of plugins we think you need to know if you’ve started using WordPress. Many of them would deserve to be part of the standard WordPress package:

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Totally Free images sites

Are you looking for really free pictures for your business site, your presentation, or your personal blog? You’ve probably already tried to search for “free photos” on Google, finding so many royalty-free images such as iStockphotos [or tip tip] or [tip tip = “owned by Adobe”] Fotolia [/ tipso]. And you soon realized that royalty-free images are not free as you mean it … also pose various limitations on the right to use you would gladly do without.

In addition to photos that are free, that is, at no cost, you may also be interested in copyright-free photos, that is, they can always be used for any purpose and without any right of assignment (they do not require linking to the site of the author). Luckily, the web has a lot to offer you free and free, often also of excellent quality, which does not have much to envy to the photos of these paid sites.

In this post we have collected a list of sites that offer 100% free resource for commercial and non-commercial projects. In some cases, photographers have handed over their jobs to the Public Domain and do not even have to be cited, although thanks really deserve it!

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Ransomware now targets WordPress sites

Ransomware is a phenomenon that has grown dangerously in 2017, which has caused billions of damage to companies and people around the world, and reminded why it is important to invest in IT security.

It is called ransomware a malicious software that can penetrate via the internet into your home or business computer (or other connected device), thanks to a system vulnerability. When a certain condition occurs, ransomware make the computer data unreadable by means of  strong encryption algorithms and promises to unlock it after paying a ransom.

Usually cybercriminals require anonymous contact through the dark web and ask for payment in bitcoin.

In May and June we learned from the media about the massive attacks on WannaCry and Petya ransomware and their variants.

In August, a new ransomware emerged that attacks WordPress sites. It encrypts data and tries to extort money from the site owner.

This is an example of how an attacked site looks like while I’m writing this post (I’ve put its address in the picture):
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How to disable the integrated PDF reader in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the browser used by over 60% of people browsing the web (source: W3C).

Chrome integrates a PDF file reader to display the popular format within the browser without having to open files with an external player such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Unfortunately, the PDF rendering quality in Chrome is quite low (there’s no subpixels optimization) and many users report problems with prints. For these and other reasons, you may be interested in disabling the integrated PDF viewer in Chrome.
We will explain below how to do it in a few steps.

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Svuotare la cache del browser

La cache del browser è una memoria temporanea che permette di velocizzare il caricamento delle pagine web quando le si visualizza per più di una volta.
Il meccanismo della cache è utilissimo, ma a volte s’inceppa e non permette di vedere subito gli ultimi aggiornamenti apportati da noi o dal webmaster sul nostro sito. In questo caso è utile pulire la cache del browser.

Ecco le istruzioni per pulire la cache dei principali browser.

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