iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Local Brute Force Protection & Banned Users

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Local Brute Force Protection and Banned Users, two great features in the iThemes Security Pro […]
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Recycled style: Introducing the Pixel 4a case

Picking a phone case is a difficult decision. What color should you choose? Do you want something flashy or simple? Maybe you're looking for something that has the environment in mind; if that's the case, you're in luck, because our new case, which is ...
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New Pixels—and new prices—are here

Last year, Pixel 3a gave people a chance to get the helpful features of Pixel at a more affordable price. This year, Pixel 4a—which launches this month—and the first 5G-enabled Pixels, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 coming this fall, will continue to bring ...
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The Month in WordPress: July 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for engaging online events, in July. Read on to catch up with all the […]
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How to Get Slack Notifications From Your WordPress Site

Do you want to get Slack notifications based on certain activity on your WordPress site? Slack has become a central communication platform for many online businesses. Having activity notifications like new sales, new leads, new blog posts, etc. inside Slack can be helpful in streamlining… Read More »
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A partnership with ADT for smarter home security

Today, we’re announcing a long-term, strategic partnership between Google and ADT, a leading U.S. security and home automation provider. Together, we aim to create the next generation of the helpful home—based on new security solutions that will better...
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GitHub Action Hero: Swechhya Bista

GitHub Actions gives you the power to automate your workflow. Connect with the tools you know and love. Have more freedom to innovate and be creative. Deploy to any cloud, build containers, automate messages, and
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Stadia Savepoint: July updates

With July coming to a close, let’s take a look back at our latest Stadia Connect and some other updates we’ve brought to Stadia this month.In our Stadia Connect, we announced 16 new games and five exclusives on their way to players, representing titles...
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An update on Exposure Notifications

In May, we partnered with Apple to launch the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) and made it available to public health authorities around the world in their fight against COVID-19. The ENS allows public health authorities to develop apps that augment...
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What is a Domain Name?

In simple terms, a domain name is the “address” of a website. A domain name is the URL of a website that typed into a browser to find and access it. The longer, more technical answer of “what is a domain name?” requires a breakdown of the structure of a domain name and all of […]
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23 Best Marketing Automation Tools for Small Businesses

Are you looking for the best marketing automation tools for your small business? Whether it’s email marketing, content marketing, social media, or sales, there are now marketing automation tools available that can help you get better results, faster. In this article, we will share the… Read More »
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A digital exhibit to elevate Indigenous art

In March 2020, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney opened to wide acclaim—only to close after 10 days because of COVID-19. The Biennale has since physically reopened to limited audiences, but now, through a virtual exhibit on Google Arts & Culture, people ...
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BackupBuddy University: The Complete Guide to Remote Destinations for WordPress Backups

Your WordPress backup strategy isn’t complete without a secure, off-site place to store your backup files. In the BackupBuddy plugin, these are called Remote Destinations, and you have several options for where to send your backups for safe keeping. Which Remote Destination should you choose? There a few different things to take into consideration, so […]
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Do something new with whats.new

Last year, Google Registry released .new—a domain extension that lets businesses build novel shortcuts into their products. Since then, more than 200 .new domains have come to life, providing shortcuts to common tasks within popular services like Mediu...
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Maintainer spotlight: How to secure your project with one of the world’s top open source tools

Simon Bennetts is the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) Project Leader and a Distinguished Engineer at StackHawk, a company that uses ZAP to help users fix application security bugs before they hit production. Prior to making the move into security, he was a developer for 25 years and strongly believes that you can’t build secure web applications without knowing how to attack them.
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To be a Google intern in 2020

I had been dealing with imposter syndrome for months. Since applying for an internship at Google, I questioned if my GPA was high enough, if they liked my interviews or if my application could stand out without going to an Ivy League school. After week...
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Upgrade to pip 20.2, plus, changes coming in 20.3

On behalf of the Python Packaging Authority, I am pleased to announce that we have just released pip 20.2, a new version of pip. You can install it by running python -m pip install --upgrade pip.

The highlights for this release are:

- The beta of the...
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New ways to support Black-owned businesses

While working as an Entrepreneur-in-residence at Google from 2014 to 2016, I traveled across the country to help enhance the online presence of hundreds of Black-owned businesses. As a Black woman, entrepreneur and Googler, supporting Black-owned busin...
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How to Run a Social Media Contest to Grow Your Site (Best Practices + Examples)

Do you want to run a social media contest to grow your website traffic? Social media platforms already have billions of active users. It is a lot easier to find a very targetted audience that could be your potential customer or subscriber. In this article,… Read More »
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What is a Canonical URL in WordPress?

A canonical URL is the preferred URL of a website’s homepage. Most homepages can be found by typing multiple URLs into a browser’s address bar. For example, all of the following URLs could contain the same homepage content for your website: http://yoursite.com https://yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com https://www.yoursite.com If you have set https://yoursite.com/ as the preferred URL, it […]
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How to Create an Alert Bar in WordPress (3 Easy Ways)

Do you want to add an alert bar to your WordPress site? An alert bar or notification bar is a great way to let visitors know about important updates, special offers, new product launch, etc. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.5 […]
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WordPress News Roundup – July 2020

The WordPress News Roundup is back! Here’s a recap of the latest developments in the WordPress ecosystem, from WordPress core updates and Gutenberg news to more plugin news. In this webinar, Nathan walks through each of these news items in more depth. Register for the next WordPress News Roundup webinar here. News from WordPress Core […]
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How to Add Text to Speech in WordPress

Do you want to add text to speech feature in WordPress? Text to speech feature allows you to add an audio version of your articles using artificial intelligence. This is particularly useful for long reads and helping users who prefer audio content while exercising or… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]
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Highlights from Git 2.28

The open source Git project just released Git 2.28 with features and bug fixes from over 58 contributors, 13 of them new. We last caught up with you on the latest in Git back when
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Site Scan

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are shining the spotlight on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scan, a great feature to secure and protect your […]
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Database Profiling with Visual Studio

Have you ever been tasked with diagnosing a slow performing web application and suspected the database was to blame? Looking into your database tier requires specific tools, now you can quickly and easily investigate using the database profiling tool in Visual Studio’s Performance Explorer!
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The Indie Game Festival announces its nine winners

The talent of independent and small game developers shines this year at Google Play’s Indie Games Festival,a celebration of the creativity of game developers. We received hundreds of submissions for the three competitions in Europe, Japan and South Kor...
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The Matchup will change the way you get sports news

Almost two years ago, our friends at Google challenged the Local Media Consortium (LMC) to come up with a “moonshot”—a project that would be big and game-changing and maybe even a little outside our comfort zone. Gathered in a conference room in New Yo...
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How to Sell Group Memberships in WordPress for Corporate Teams

Do you want to sell group memberships for corporate teams? Normally, membership websites allow you to sell single user subscriptions. But what if you wanted to sell group memberships for businesses, so that they can add their team members? In this article, we will show… Read More »
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Our commitment to a more accessible world

Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to guarantee people would be protected against discrimination on the basis of disability in all areas of life—such as jobs, education and transportation. Since that milestone moment, ther...
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Our commitment to a more accessible world

Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to guarantee people would be protected against discrimination on the basis of disability in all areas of life—such as jobs, education and transportation. Since that milestone moment, ther...
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