Unpatched WordPress installations: A recipe for disaster

Oct, 15, 2018 | Community, Web Design, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

So you’ve just finished your perfect website on WordPress and its live using one of our hosting plans. The design is flawless, every single link works and your SEO rating would make Sundar Pichai himself cry tears of joy. Now the time has come to boost your WordPress site with some plugins that will make managing the site even more of a breeze. But wait, one of the plugins is doing something strange, its posting spam on your site! Popups selling 95% off ray bans are appearing left right and center an theres nothing you can do! Unfortunately this is a very…



Office Roundup – August 2018

Aug, 29, 2018 | Community, Company News | 0 Comments

Another month done and dusted, and what a great month it’s been! As we head in to Spring we wanted to keep you up to date about whats been going on at Digital Pacific! Blog Posts We have been researching and looking at the best ways to begin your WordPress journey this month, with a three part series on how to build your online presence through this great website builder. You can take a look at part 1, part 2 and part 3, but before you do let us introduce you to some new faces around the office! New Recruits…



WordPress for beginners #3 – The importance of a Blog on your webstie

Welcome to the final part of this three part WordPress beginner tutorial! In Part #1 we covered how to create your first WordPress website, and part #2 covered SEO for Google and People. This final part will cover the importance of a blog on your website and how it ties in with SEO, what to write about and how it can increase traffic on your site. Blogging started as a personal way to share information with friends and family about vacations. But it’s come a long way since 2003, the year the first blog was introduced online. Since then, the…



WordPress Auto-Update Bug – Time To Check Your Website Now!

Feb, 21, 2018 | Community, Webmaster | 1 Comment

This is a friendly PSA to all of our clients who have a website built on WordPress! You may have already heard the news floating around the internet in recent weeks that a WordPress automatic update caused all subsequent WordPress automatic updates to stop working. If your WordPress website has automatic updates enabled, there’s a pretty decent chance you are affected. How can I check if my WordPress updates are broken? The bug was included in WordPress version 4.9.3. To check what version of WordPress your website is using, simply log into your dashboard, hover your mouse over “Dashboard” in…



Facebook Chat For Your Website?

Nov, 30, 2017 | Community, Web Design, Website Marketing | 4 Comments

Ever visited a website and noticed a little tab in the bottom right corner, usually something along the lines of “We’re online!” or “Chat with us now!”. Perhaps you’ve even used this feature yourself and chatted with a sales or support person on the website you were browsing. If you’ve ever felt like this would be a great feature to have on your own website, you may have started to research live chat software, and possibly come to the conclusion that the best ones come with a bit of a hefty price tag – particularly for a small business. Well,…



Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife, Hide Yo Apple Mac

Nov, 29, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 0 Comments

Update! Apple have now released a patch to fix this issue. High Sierra users are advised to ensure all updates available to them via the App Store app on their Mac are installed as soon as possible. Check it out here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315   A quick warning to all of our customers who own an Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and so on (you know… all the things) with the most recent High Sierra operating system installed on it. (If you’re running any other operating system – you’re in the clear for this one!) It has been revealed this morning…



Is your website ready for Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Nov, 09, 2017 | Community, Marketing and PR | 0 Comments

Will your website be taking advantage of the upcoming online shopping sale season for Click Frenzy, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? No matter which day you opt to celebrate with a sale (perhaps all of them!), now is an important time to ensure your website is ready to handle the upcoming sale season and any promotions you may be thinking about running. Click Frenzy – Tuesday, 14 November 2017 Black Friday – Friday, 24 November 2017 Cyber Monday – Monday, 27 November 2017 The following steps should help to get you started: Decide your promotion What will you offer – a…



A severe wifi security flaw has been discovered this week. We’ve simplified the details and explain how to protect your home or work.

Oct, 18, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 3 Comments

Since the 16th of October (3 days ago at the time of publishing this post), you’ve likely heard about the discovery of a huge security flaw with wifi internet connections. The most alarming thing is that almost everyone is affected by this breach, including people using their own home wifi networks. In this post, we’ve broken down the jargon to let you know exactly what’s happening and how to protect your wifi at home or work. What is the security flaw? A Belgian team of researchers discovered a security vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol. The WPA2 protocol is a system…



Find Out How Many Times Your Password Has Been Hacked

Oct, 06, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered how many times your passwords or personal details have been hacked? Luckily, there’s a quick, easy and free tool available that can tell you where and when your personal details have been leaked online. Read on below to find out how! It is a common misconception that the main way your details can get into the wrong hands is via your own computer being hacked. However, the reality is that in this day and age, the safety of our personal information is completely outside of our control. While it’s true that malware and phishing are two very…



Google’s Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

Sep, 26, 2017 | Business Websites, Community, Online Security | 19 Comments
Google's Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

If you wish to seek assistance or need some questions answered, feel free to call our sales team on 1300 694 678. From July 1st, Google Chrome 68 will be released which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure. Any sites that do not have SSL Certificates will be prominently marked in the address bar: The purpose of installing an SSL certificate is to encrypt the data travelling between your website and your visitors, ensuring that malicious third-parties can’t get their hands on the sensitive data your customers…



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