Few days ago our security team has come across a JCE related vulnerability that has the potential to affect many Joomla 1.5.x based websites. The problem is that an old version of one of the JCE addons called ImageManager has turned out to be vulnerable to attacks. The number of the affected websites is big, because many templates providers include the JCE editor together with ImageManager as part of their template bundle installations. So many Joomla users have these extensions without having installed them themselves.
On this year's Christmas day, many WordPress users were quite unpleasantly surprised by a vulnerability in the popular W3 Total Cache plugin. The issue was a serious one, allowing the attacker to get access to sensible information from the WordPress database including password hashtags, usernames and much more. This meant that an experienced hacker could get full access to your site, download your personal information from it, change its looks, include malicious code, add backdoors for future access and much more bad things, you wouldn't want to experience. Sounds scary? Not if you host with SiteGround!
The latest stable WordPress version, named after the famous jazzman Elvin Jones is finally available for download. The star of the show is named "Media Manager" - the completely revamped tool for adding multimedia and organising it into galleries is both the best and the worst thing in the latest WordPress release.
According to WordPress.com, there are about 56,4 million WP sites in the world right now. And that number is rapidly growing. Many big companies, such as CNN, NBC and UPS use WordPress for their company blogs, which makes the open source platform even more popular and trusted by people worldwide.
Joomla 3.0 is finally out! As usual, I'm testing it on our servers making sure that it works flawlessly for all SiteGround folks that use this great piece of open source software.
I started installing Joomla 3.0 and writing this post simultaneously. I've just written an intro paragraph on how easy and painless the installation process is, when a nasty Internal Server Error screen appeared - right after I unpacked the official installation package. That kind of reminded me how right was the saying that one should never assume...
Our latest template Business Meeting has versions for Joomla 2.5 and WordPress! The main new functionality we have added to this design is a header with sliding images in it. Below I will explain in details how you can manage the slider for the WordPress and the Joomla template.
Only few days after we moved to the new office we were happy to welcome our first very special guest: Brian Teeman. He is one of the Joomla founders and an amazingly interesting person to listen and talk to. He spent two days with the SiteGround team sharing with us his love for Joomla, his viewpoint what a good customer service is and his great sense of humor. It is just impossible to tell you everything we learned from him during the multiple sessions he held for our team in a single blog post, but I just need to share few of the things my fellow SiteGrounders pointed out as memorable:
We have just released the new version of our Joomla security plugin jHackGuard! This is the piece of software we have created several years ago and which makes all the Joomlas installed by SiteGround much safer. The new jHackGuard version introduces several brand new security filters as well as few improvements in the existing functionality.