Remote Code Execution (RCE) Vulnerability in Elementor

The authors of the Elementor Website Builder plugin for WordPress have just released version 3.6.3 to address a critical remote code execution flaw that may impact as many as 500,000 websites. Although exploiting the flaw requires authentication, its critical severity is given by the fact that anyone logged into the vulnerable website can exploit it, … Read more

Lack of CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization)

Last week I got a request from a client to add some testimonial widgets on an already full of testimonials page that apparently “is not converting”. When I was SEO Manager for WesternUnion.com we had to make a business case for each proposal we wanted to introduce. How many conversions do we expect? How much … Read more

Migration issues

My latest WP Migration projects were: 3 WP sites (built with Elementor, WP Bakery, 2 of which nested into the 3rd WP -main domain-). Additionally, I’ve transferred a British Woocomerce website amounting to 32GB of data. There’s no limit to the website size that I can transfer. Issues you might encounter during a website migration: … Read more

Mistakes regarding website speed

here is a job posted on a forum: Hello we are looking for someone who can improve a website speed: (Romanian domain hidden) We want someone who can do better than plugins. The website is basically a landing page, 1 page only, so we are seeking a grade A. Read moreLoopback or REST API Request … Read more

How to Block Bot Traffic

Have you ever gone through your server logs and discovered those aggressive spiders that your servers at crazy request rates? Here is a quick list of known bots to be inserted into robots.txt User-agent: AhrefsBot Disallow: / User-agent: BLEXBot Disallow: / User-agent: Ezooms Disallow: / User-agent: MJ12bot Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-12 Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-SEO … Read more

WP Widgets now use Block Editor

The recent WordPress update changed the way to edit the widgets on this page: wp-admin/widgets.php Instead of having the classic widgets dashboard Read moreLoopback or REST API Request erroryou now work with a problematic block editor to manage the widgets To restore the old functionality that made sense just find the file functions.php in your … Read more

MySQL error token mismatch

MySQL error token mismatch when you connect to a database in PHPMyadmin. if the browser cookies don’t match the error: token mismatch comes up Read moreDatabase connection error Reasons that generate this error: 1. the /tmp directory is full. Run the command df -h on a server terminal, empty the directory contents when you find … Read more

Server out of space

Domain is using a lot of space. The total disk usage of the server is 132G out of 150GB disk limit. If you have access to a server terminal you may run df -i -h to check the directory (inodes) structure and how space is allocated. The number of inodes (linux systems) is critical, if … Read more