If you have a WordPress site, you will eventually get hit with spam in the form of fake users registering, spam comments, spam coming through your contact form, and spam forum posts.
To get all of this under control, I highly recommend adding a plug-in called CleanTalk to your site. Every other plug-in that I tried let some spam squeak by, and some plug-ins actually prevented the site from operating properly. Not this one. It takes just a few minutes to set up and configure. After that you’ll have to figure out what to do with your extra time now that you aren’t moderating tons of spam comments and deleting fake users.
Get it here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cleantalk-spam-protect/
Latest Joomla versions 2.5.25 and 3.3.4; WordPress 4.0
There are many ‘good’ hackers out there who volunteer to find security holes in websites, including WordPress and Joomla. Joomla users were notified yesterday of a security vulnerability in Joomla 2.5.24 and Joomla 3.3.3. If your site uses either of these versions, it’s time to upgrade.
My current clients’ Joomla sites have already been upgraded.
I’ve touted the benefits of content management systems and mentioned that I am a WordPress specialist. So what is WordPress, and why would you want to use it for your website?