How to whitelist your IP in WordFence so you don’t get locked out

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Are you using WordFence to secure your WordPress application? Have you been doing some admin action, like scanning for some file, or loading lots of pages which keeps triggering the firewall and blocking you out? Whatever it is you’d like to do, it can make a lot of sense to whitelist your IP address (or …

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Halloween Offer from Silicon Dales: 20% off Security Certificate Installation (HTTPS)

Keep your WordPress website visitors happy and help your search rankings too, by making sure your site security certificate is installed and working.

Installation can be tricky, so if you’re seeing mixed content warnings, or don’t know where to start, book Silicon Dales today for SSL Certificate Installation, and get 20% off as part of our Halloween offer.

Simply enter the code “HALLOWEEN20” at checkout and let us know your preferred time to be contacted. Once booked, an expert developer will then be in touch to arrange the necessary credentials to begin setup.

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Give your WordPress website some TLC this Valentine’s

Every WordPress website needs tender loving care, to keep up with the latest versions of software, new browsers & devices and the latest security patches. To give your users the best experience possible, make sure your website gets the TLC it deserves with our checklist below: The Silicon Dales WordPress TLC Checklist Backup your website. Update to …

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The Silicon Dales Guide to GDPR: What does it mean for WordPress & Open Source?

This guide looks at the impact of the GDPR with special regard to website admins, owners and developers – primarily those using the WordPress and WooCommerce platforms, as well as those using Google’s Google Workspace.

Silicon Dales are accredited WooCommerce developers, as well as Google Partners reselling Google Workspace to business clients inside and outside of the European Union. While this content is primarily expected to be of interest to those in a similar position, it is likely that this explanation may well be of interest to webmasters, developers, web and PR agencies, business owners, as well as senior executives looking to come up to speed with GDPR, in the context of what this might mean for their web operations.

There is also some discussion of the wider WordPress and Open Source community and how the challenges of GDPR might be addressed within that context.

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Cyber Monday Deal – Free WordPress Security Consultation @ Codeable

There’s a great Cyber Monday deal for all you WordPress webmasters out there! Our friends at Codeable are offering a Free WordPress Security Consultation to any WordPress webmaster on Cyber Monday, whether you have a Codeable account already or not! This is a huge offer, as Codeable devs (which we are proud to say we …

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The Silicon Dales Guide to PSD2

Introduction The Silicon Dales Guide to the Payment Services Directive (EU) 2015/2366 introduces the main ways in which PSD2 will affect online retail, specifically through WooCommerce. The EU has produced a really good helpsheet here. PSD2 entered into force on 13th January 2018. The purpose of PSD2 is to increase competition and security. It will achieve …

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Ensuring Business Security Despite Laptop Ban and Border Password Requests

Many of the electronics restrictions imposed during 2017 have now been lifted. Read more about the 2017 laptop ban here. How to ensure your business information is secure while employees and contractors travel. Whether travelling to conferences, or checking-in on work whilst holidaying, travel restrictions imposed during 2017 in the US, Europe and elsewhere provided …

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Add a Padlock (or other) Icon into Checkout Button in WooCommerce

We recently had a request to add a padlock directly into the checkout button in a WooCommerce checkout, so I’m posting a snippet, below, which will allow you to do just that. Please note that several plugins add their own “checkout now” text, which is not the subject of today’s lesson, so you may want …

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Gsuite / Gmail attachments cannot contain .js files any more

Recent security updates to Google’s mail services mean that Gmail and Google Workspace accounts are no longer allowed to attach files with the .js extension (this includes zip files which contain .js files). Get Google’s Google Workspace for your Business Here – fully managed or 20% off. This is in addition to the following file …

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