WordPress Site Automatic Updates – starting at $5/mo.

Most of the security problems and site failures we see on WordPress sites are caused by old versions of WordPress or plugins. WordPress and the major plugin developers typically stay very current with known security issues, but the updates only work if they are...

Don’t forget to update your plugins

Last week we helped restore a WordPress site that had been hacked. The WordPress version was relatively current, but one of the plugins was old, and the hacker had used a weak spot in the plugin to vandalize the site. Most plugins are simple and don’t cause...

WordPress 4.0 release

WordPress released their version 4.0 last week. You can read the details of the new release here. Usually when software vendors release a new version ending in dot zero, it signifies a major update. In this case it really should be called 3.10. The new version has...

A case for building sites with iThemes Builder

Builder is a powerful tool for building custom websites. It offers the most flexibility of any other framework balanced along side a user interface that anyone can learn to use. I often describe it to other developers as a sandwich style layout designer. Kind of like...

Best WordPress Plugins

Michael Torbert of semperfiwebdesign.com and author of the All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin wrote an article recently on his “Best WordPress Plugins” that every blog should use. It is a great recommendation for a default install of WordPress. Check it...

URGENT: Security Vulnerability in Many WP Themes

Many WordPress theme developers (including Main Street) have relied on a nifty little code plugin called TimThumb to resize images for WordPress themes. Yesterday a security vulnerability was discovered that can use this plugin to load malicious code on your site....