Sucuri has recently announced the discovery of a XSS vulnerability that affects multiple plugins. At least 15 popular plugins are affected including Jetpack, WordPress SEO, Gravity Forms and more. At the time of the vulnerability disclosure the majority of the plugin authors have launched new versions of their plugins fixing the issues. The next day a security release (4.1.2) of the WordPress core itself was released. It is reported to fix several security issues too.
We just launched an enhanced look of our website SiteGround.com. We have been working on it for a while and its launch date has been heavily influenced by Google’s announcement that mobile friendliness of a website is officially becoming an important factor for search engine placement as of tomorrow. And yes, you have guessed it right - the new site is fully responsive. However, what is even more important is that the new site is fully representative of who we are and how we do things around here.
We are happy to announce the Bulgaria PHP Conference, which will take place in Sofia on September 25-27, 2015. The event will bring together some of the most prominent PHP community members from all over the world and will offer a great selection of speakers and sessions (all of them in English). We are also proud that the organization of the event will be completely carried out by the SiteGround team.
A security vulnerability in the famous WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast was just reported by the WP Scan Vulnerability Database website. Our security specialists have immediately reacted to protect all SiteGround customers and have crafted and added new security rules to our WAF (web application firewall). This means that we will actively filter any possible incoming hacking attempts that try to exploit the vulnerability.
Although Yoast SEO users are protected on our servers we still highly recommend to anyone using the plugin to update it to the latest version 1.7.4. This latest release is not vulnerable to the reported Blind SQL Injection.
We could not have wrapped up last year without collecting feedback from our customers via the traditional client satisfaction survey. We want to thank all of you who took the time to fill it out and answer our questions. The results once again managed to exceed our expectations. We already knew that 2014 was a record year for us in terms of number of new customers added, however with growth at such fast rate it can be challenging to maintain service quality. That is why we were very excited to see that not only the number of the customers has increased, but we managed to keep, and even improve, the amazing satisfaction levels from the previous years. Below I will share a summary of the findings from the 2014 survey responses.