Trail Data Manager is now 100% Toolset Powered

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In the early days we powered conservation and land trust websites with a mix of custom code, the Custom Post Type UI plugin and Advanced Custom Fields plugin. We’ve been moving towards Toolset ever since. Trail Data Manager now uses Toolset exclusively for custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom fields, custom views and custom content …

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Reminder: Keep your website updated

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While looking at a potential new customer’s website recently we found it had been infected with malicious software that causes any visitor’s computer to use up to 50% of its processing power to mine cryptocurrency unknowingly. This organization shares a hosting plan with another organization and both of their websites had the same malicious code. …

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We recommend Little Green Light

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We spent a lot of time going over Donor / Constituent Relationship Management solutions for small non-profits recently. Many are just too expensive. Some lack the right features. Others are just too complicated. When the dust settled, the one we feel is best for most small non-profits is Little Green Light. Little Green Light (LGL) …

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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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Tools for checking your website

Trail Websites recommends using a security plugin like Wordfence or Sucuri to protect your WordPress based website. Both companies now offer free site scanners you can use to quickly check whether your website has any glaring security risks. Before I give you the links, a few notes: No single tool can tell you if your …

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Going Native

We’re nearly done moving Trail Data Managerâ„¢ into the WordPress admin experience. Soon you will be able to manage properties, trails and stewards and the relationships between them) entirely within WordPress for even easier, more integrated Conservation and Land Trust websites. Some reasons this is a very good thing: Improved search and SEO as all …

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WordPress 4.4 and Trail Data Managerâ„¢

Trail Data Manager and the assortment of plugins that we normally use for customer sites have been tested and work well with WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”. Managed Services customers have been upgraded and tested.