WordPress Auto Updates broken .. Action Required!

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WordPress recently released version 4.9.3 which offered some bug fixes and enhancements. It also broke WordPress auto-update. Auto-update was implemented a few versions back so that all WordPress websites would automatically update when security and bug fix versions are released. This was an important change to keep your website safe and secure whether you regularly …

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Security Matters

Customers sometimes ask us to explain the value of our managed website services. There are easy and obvious parts. For example, hosting services and the developer subscriptions to tools we use to build sites get allocated across the customers that use them (at a much lower cost than customers buying them individually). Other parts are …

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Trust is not everlasting

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A recent series of attacks on WordPress websites have come from widely used, previously trusted plugins. In most cases, the authors had sold their plugins to another company and that new company injected malware in an attempt to monetize their new asset or do harm. Checking your themes and plugins for vulnerabilities and trust-ability is …

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Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation

Screenshot of LLCT's new website

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) contacted Trail Websites after learning about our work on the Walden Woods Project website. LLCT was in need of an improved website that was mobile responsive, easier to manage and with event management and better online giving capabilities. The new LLCT website launched in November 2017 and is the foundation …

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New River Land Trust

New River Land Trust (NRLT) found Trail Websites via social media. They wanted to improve their website to make it easier to maintain and navigate as well as improving support for devices with small screens and touch interfaces like smartphones and tablets. As with many of Trail Websites’ customers, NRLT had great content about their …

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Stewardship Reporting with Google Forms

Land trusts practicing good land stewardship produce a report each year summarizing stewardship activity and land use for stewarded properties. We’ve seen many methods for gathering data from stewards and producing the final report. Some assemble physical copies of handwritten reports into a binder. Others type up reports in a word processor. Some have built …

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