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O'Brien Media and Design

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  • Free SEO toolkit: 20+ free SEO and SEM tools to help you optimise your website

    Have you ever wanted to check your Google search results page ranking? Or find out who is also ranking for your chosen keywords? If so our new (and free) SEO toolkit, designed to help you perform heavy keyword and competition research, is for you!  Our free SEO toolkit contains tools to help ensure that your website is configured as perfect as possible for...

O'Brien Media and Design

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  • Hundreds of Thousands of WordPress Sites Defaced through REST API Vulnerability

    At the end of January, WordPress 4.7.2 was released to fix four security issues, three of which were disclosed at the time of the release. The fourth and most critical issue, an unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability in a REST API endpoint, was fixed silently and disclosed a week after the release. This vulnerability allows anyone with the righ...

O'Brien Media and Design

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  • Improvements to website CMS update notifications for our customers with WordPress or Drupal based websites

    Starting from the 16th January 2017 if you host your WordPress or Drupal website with O'Brien Media you'll notice a change to out enhanced CMS software reminder service. We hope these changes will help you to keep your site updated (and secure!) by sending notifications out within a few hours of release by WordPress and Drupal developers.

  • Upgrade today! Critical vulnerability in PHPMailer. Affects WordPress, Drupal websites

    On the 25th of December 2016, a security researcher disclosed a critical remote code execution flaw within a popular programme used to send emails from websites and web applications including systems such as WordPress and Drupal. If you are unfamiliar with security vulnerabilities a RCE, or remote code execution vulnerability is the worst-case-scenario. Th...

  • Windows 10 Mail App Bug: Reply-To Address is Ignored

    We're seeing more and more of the bug (I'm sure Microsoft see it as a feature) where if a user is using the Windows 10 Mail App and they reply to an email with a "Reply-To" address (where the sender specifies a different email address for replies to be sent to, in place of the "From" address, Windows 10 Mail ignores the "reply-to" address resulting in emai...

  • 6 Reasons why Google My Business (previously Google Places) is essential for any business

    If your business has an actual physical location, then one of the first things you need to do to promote your business is to use Google My Business. This service enables you to get listed on Google Maps. It sounds so simple, but the benefits are profound. 

  • Kick-start the year with a new or updated website for your business #NewYearNewWebsite

    With 2017 upon us now is a great time to take stock of your website and ask yourself if it is still working as hard for your business as you'd like? Customers like to see that businesses are keeping up with the latest digital trends, if your website feels dated to a customer there's a big risk they might go elsewhere! If you'd like a free appraisal of your...

  • What is NAP and why is it essential for SEO?

    NAP stands for Name, Address, Phone Number. NAP is essential for businesses wishing to rank well in the local organic search results, because search engines like Google take NAP data into account when determining which companies to show for geographically targeted searches. What can businesses do with their NAP to boost their local search rankings? ...

  • Important announcement about your online security

    As you may now be aware, an increasing number of websites and online services have recently revealed breaches in their cyber security. In many cases, a user’s email address, username, and password are obtained from one website, and then used to access other websites and services. This is because people tend to use the same username and password for multipl...

  • WooCommerce 2.6.9 released, improves compatibility with WordPress 4.7

    Hot on the heals of the release of WordPress 4.7, WooCommerce 2.6.9, a security/bugfix release, is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an update in your WordPress administration panel. Around 44 changes made it into this WooCommerce release, fixing several minor issues and taking care of some security hardening.

  • Time to upgrade - WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan" Released

    The latest version of WordPress, version 4.7 named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is now available for download via wordpress.org. If your website is powered by WordPress now is the time to upgrade!

  • Christmas 2016 and New Year Opening Hours

    We'll be closed for a bit over the Christmas period. We'll be closing from 4pm on Friday 23rd December and resuming normal hours from Tuesday 3rd January.   If you have any urgent requests during this period please send an email with 'URGENT' in the subject or call 01793 230654 and we'll get back to you ASAP. 

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