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  • The Security State of WordPress’ Top 50 Plugins
    By on June 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Checkmarx’s research labs has recently run multiple security scans against the source code of the most popular WordPress plugins. The result is quite shocking: just imagine that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins are vulnerable to common Web attacks, such as SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting (XSS), Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Remote File Inclusion (RFI), Path Traversal.
    In total, 8 million vulnerable WordPress plugins were downloaded. (more…)

  • Changelog May 1, 2013
    By on May 1, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Below is a brief changelog for the past month.

    Code Base Changes

    • Fixed From: header issues in GMail (from now on GMail will display From: Name <email>, not From: mailer@extrememember.com On Behalf Of Name <email>);
    • For better deliverability, all transactional emails (Payment/Prepayment Notifications, Login Information, Password Reminders, Optin Confirmations) are now sent from dedicated IP addresses;
    • Improved bounce processing;
    • Bulk emails sent to GMail satisfy all requirements outlined in Google’s Bulk Senders Guidelines;
    • Users who generate many spam complaints have been moved to a separate IP range, which means better deliverability for good users;
    • Updated YourOwnCSS plugin to comply with the latest WordPress plugin standards;
    • Lots of bug fixes in “Import from CSV” tool (Memberships > Import from CSV);
    • Lots of bug fixes in OneTheme Plugin;
    • Removed a lot of legacy code;
    • Better comment spam protection: all spammers are automatically reported to Stop Forum Spam (this feature is currently available only for OneTheme and applies only to the spam detected automatically) and Blocklist.de (blocklist.de sends abuse reports to spammers’ ISPs so that they take actions against the spammers).

    Server Side Changes

    • All sites are monitored 24×7 by Hyperspin and Limestone Networks;
    • Instant notifications from PhishTank for compromised web sites;
    • Better security: vulnerability in one user’s site won’t allow to exploit other users’ sites — all users are isolated from each other;
    • All security incidents are reported to Blocklist.de;
    • Email delivery is now performed by PowerMTA

    Currently Used Server Software

    • Custom build of nginx 1.3.14;
    • Optimized build of MySQL 5.5.31;
    • Hardened PHP 5.3.10;
    • PHP Accelerator: xCache 3.0.1;
    • Data caching: memcached 1.4.13;
    • Server monitoring: munin 1.4.6, monit 5.3.2;
    • Email delivery: PowerMTA 3.5r17;
    • Backup: Idera Server Backup 5.0.2;

    Other Changes

    We have a new customer support portal available at http://support.extrememember.com/

    If you have any suggestions or feature requests, please post them either in the comments below or drop an email to support@extrememember.com

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ;)
    By on December 23, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hi there guys and gals, just wanted to quickly say thank you for a great year and hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We will be available over the festive season. We will be limited and having a few days off over the Christmas break.

    You may have noticed we now have Live Support! This is not 24/7 BUT, if we’re not available you can send a message through which we’ll receive and be able to reply to ASAP.

    We’re hoping that adding Live Support will be a real help and benefit especially for our new clients and anyone considering using Extreme Member who might have a few questions they would like answered before coming on board.

    Anyway, feel free to drop by and have a chat sometime! :)

  • Sales & Launch Sites
    By on November 24, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    I’ve had a few people lately asking about having a ‘Kajabi’ / Jeff Walker Launch Style Extreme Member site.

    No problems the quick and easy answer to that is to use a Theme like JV Press or Optimize Press. Check them out below and give it a whirl if you want a killer Sales focussed site.

    So, sign up for Extreme Member, then purchase your theme, upload it to the Themes folder and you’re away!

  • Designing for Emerging Markets
    By on September 7, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Another quick video / presentation – Enjoy…

  • 7 principles that make your website more engaging
    By on September 7, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hi there groovers, I just watched this video and thought of you immediately. Check it out and review your own site to see what you can or should do to improve it. It’s a great presentation:

  • WordPress 3.0.2
    By on December 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    We’d just like to congratulate Vladimir our Head of Development and Internet Security at Extreme Member for well over 2 years now for his work and contribution to WordPress 3.0.2. Click here for more details.

    It is interesting to note that at least one other Internet Hosting Company is claiming credit for Vladimir’s work.

    In actual fact they have other security issues that are unrelated to this fix (they have a vulnerability in their actual hosting NOT in WP itself and recently had over 40 of their WP sites hacked – not related to the 3.0.2 bug fix), but because Vladimir has done some work on a Systems Admin level for them they are claiming they found the problem and had Vladimir fix it. This is not the truth! :)

    Vladimir was not the first person to find this hole in WordPress as he notes in his post. But he was the first to report & fix it. He found some other vulnerabilities whilst fixing it.

    As noted by Vladimir himself “Extreme Member is much more secure” than these other hosting companies. We have 24/7 monitoring and dedicated security experts on our team.

    We’re very happy for Vladimir that he has been recognized for his good work with WordPress as he continues to make valuable contributions to the wider WP Open Source community too. Three cheers for Vladimir!! hip hip hooray!

  • How to control the login box (mini-meta widget)
    By on October 19, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    In this video I’ll show you how to adjust your settings and control the Mini-meta Widget perfect for Membership sites. Once it’s setup you can forget it!

    Feel free to leave a comment below (more…)

  • Upgrades, Upgrades and more Upgrades…
    By on October 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Over the next few days we will be finalizing the upgrade to WP 3.0.1 for all clients sites. Please ensure that any additional themes and plugins that you’re running are compatible with WP 3.0+. If you have any questions please contact support.

    On October 10th we will also be doing some software upgrades to our servers. There will be very minimal downtime <5 minutes.

  • Forums with WordPress
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    There’s a number of different options out there if you want to have a forum on your WP/Extreme Member site. One of them is bbPress (built by the WP guys), then you have BuddyPress, Simple Forum, phpBB etc.

    I just read an interesting article that sounds very positive for the WordPress community which of course has a good spin off for Extreme Member clients too.

    It looks as though bbPress is going to be turned into a plugin to work on any WP site.

    This is fantastic news and it will make the whole process super simple, no more having to try and match skins/themes between the forum and the WP site theme or other hacking to make it work.

    If you’d like more information click here to read the post.

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