We’re moving. After 5 years at 481 1/2 Haywood Road, we’re moving to State and Amboy. Right across from the park, right above a bar. It’s a new epoch for Blue Dozen – and Asheville really needs to take notice – because IT IS ON. We’re in our new digs, and we’re ready to kick ass…
This eleven or so minute video will teach you everything you need to know about the internet. Safety, setup, tips & tricks – it’s got it all! Be sure to watch before it becomes obsolete! It’s information you can’t afford to miss, ignore or something. Hurry!
What do you get when you throw a couple of boys from Erwin High into the same room with a lot of computers, too much coffee and a branding freak from NYC? A great new WordPress site – and a whole lot of giggling.
“Yeah – I’ve got a logo. You can just grab it off our website.” That’s not something any designer wants to hear. You need a VECTOR version of your logo – especially if you plan on using it anywhere but the web. What does that really mean, and how can you get there? You didn’t think I’d raise a question and not give an (absolutely correct and overly folksy) answer. Come on, I’m not THAT guy…
9 reasons you belong in Asheville. We can think of about a million more – and most of them are better than the stuff in this video, but – it’s still pretty cool. We’re pretty proud of our town – and it looks like Buzzfeed dig it, too. Check it out:
We heart Asheville. We heart design. We heart you.
According to Sucuri, there’s an XSS vulnerability that affects a large number of WordPress plugins. Now, what does that mean for you and your site? Not a whole lot, really – but it DOES mean that your site might have a hole that could be exploited by ne’er do wells. Most likely, though – your site is fine. But, to be cautious and stay out in front of stuff, your site and your plugins needs to be updated.
Well, you can call us – we’d be happy to help out.
Or, you can take the DIY route and update your site and plugins yourself. It’s really very easy! Check out our video for super-easy instructions.
We also suggest using Sucuri’s security scanning plugin. Installing is easy – watch the video below.
Here’s a partial list of major plugins known to be affected by “The Hole.”
- WordPress SEO
- Google Analytics by Yoast
- All In one SEO
- Gravity Forms
- Multiple Plugins from Easy Digital Downloads
- Download Monitor
- Related Posts for WordPress
- My Calendar
- P3 Profiler
- Multiple iThemes products including Builder and Exchange
- Ninja Forms
There are bound to be others – but the main takeaway here is this:
UPDATE YOUR SITE AND PLUGINS!
It’s a good idea to update things fairly often. WordPress developers and the community as a whole are a pretty proactive bunch, and you can bet your bottom dollar that plugin and theme developers are staying on top of this breach – and other breaches and snafus that nobody is really aware of. They stay on top of things – but to keep your site as safe as humanly possible, keep updated.
We try VERY hard to never touch core files or modify things to a point where you can’t update things. If we’ve developed your site, you should be able to update EVERYTHING at will without worrying about overwriting work we’ve done. Unless we’ve specifically let you know that you shouldn’t update something, get after the updates.
Keep it fresh, keep it updated, keep it clean!
We were approached by New Life, Inc. of Asheville to build a website for their recovery programs. New Life operates a group of homes that promote sober living through 12 step programs, healthy community and personalized recovery programs. We’re happy to help out by building a good looking and easily updatable website. Built using WordPress and Woo Themes, this site is easy to maintain, update and change, as all aspects of the site are user-configurable without getting into code or other such mucking about.
Check ’em out. Great folks, a great cause and a (if we do say so ourselves,) great site.
We’ve been added to a fairly exclusive fraternity: Affiliated Woo Workers. What does that mean? Why should you care?
Well, see – WooThemes are great WordPress themes and a site frameworks that make really powerful, really flexible and (with our design chops) really beautiful websites.
Being named an Affiliated Woo Worker means we have a high level of understanding of these themes – and all their ins and outs. We know how to design around the framework and to take full advantage of the WooThemes features and products. Want an ecommerce site? Well – WooCommerce is a really great system – and we have a lot of experience building highly functional stores using WooThemes, WooCommerce and WordPress. Want a simple business site? WooThemes has that covered, too.
So – you should care because that means that we can build a beautiful, functional and downright kick-ass website for you – using WooThemes. But, really – even beyond that, we have a great deal of experience with WordPress, and we know how to get your project done right – regardless of the theme.
Want to learn more? Ready to get started? Well…