Are you ready for GDPR?

Are you ready for GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. A lot of US based small eCommerce operations are ignoring GDPR in the belief that being small means it does not impact them.  Whether or not it does, this is a good time to review not only how you handle customer data but who handles it. […] Read more

Authorize.net  TLS 1.2 D Day

Authorize.net TLS 1.2 D Day

Authorize.net will no longer allow TLS 1.0 or 1.1 as of is February 28, 2018.

This means the server your site runs on must be using TLS 1.2 by that date. To check you can use SSL Labs tool.  If you don’t see TLS 1.2 enabled contact your hosting company immediately!

You can read more about TLS FAQs for additional information regarding TLS disablement.

It will also affect what browers you and your customers can use and you can find a list of acceptable ones here.   Some older ones like Safari for Windows will stop working for https:// pages.

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WordPress 4.9 now available

WordPress 4.9 now available

Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, has now been released.

New functionality focuses on redesign workflow review and approval which is probably a feature not required for the majority of WP users.  Plus lots of features to protect inexperienced users and developers from making mistakes while making code changes.   You can read more about it here.

Sadly, in our opinion, as WordPress evolves,  it is becoming overly complicated and bloated.  If you keep adding functionality eventually you make things too complex to use.

 

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