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MIME type detection for PHP file uploads

This weekend was my website offline for 3 hours because my hosting provider has detected a malicious file inside the upload directory I use for some PHP upload demo on my website. This breach was (also) possible because I forgot several month ago to update a CRON job...

5 jQuery snippets for your e-commerce website

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library which is used for many web applications. A popular example is the content management system WordPress. While using jQuery you need to write less code, writing functions is less complex and there are a lot of plugins you can use...

Preview: New front-end editor for WordPress 4.1

The next WordPress release is planned for December 2014 and WP version 4.1 will have some great features. One of them is a so-called feature plugin that will provide us a front-end editor. This feature was already planned for the current version, but the front-editor...

Common mistakes when creating secure PHP websites

Do you remember the last website which was hacked by some kids? What was your first thought, maybe "Phew, that's not mine"? A hacked website is terrible and the clean-up is a lot of work for the site owner. As a website owner you need to be sure that your site is...

Shared Hosting Provider – Guide & Review

If you search for a good shared hosting provider, the "best choice" is not an easy to make. We all know that a hosting company that claims to offer unlimited of everything is on his way to offer slow and non-responsive servers very soon. As prices have fallen for VPS...

A banner shortcode for ThirstyAffiliates

For affiliate links is link cloaking a great way to offer readable URL's and secure redirects for your visitors. For a WordPress website is the free plugin ThirstyAffiliates an excellent choice to manage all the links using an easy to use system. I use the...