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WordPress - the best tool for every job?

Nov 22nd, 2013 by Max Tokman

Our approach to frameworks is that there's a tool for every job.  In case of WordPress, it is a very good solution for very simple sites based on an existing theme, with functionality and layout requirements not exceeding theme's original capabilities.  It works particularly well for blogs and small informational sites.  WordPress is not well suited for complex projects that require theme or module customization, as there are more efficient ways to build either using more advanced framework or through custom coding.

Known shortcomings of WordPress include frequent core and plugin update, both of which might negatively impact entire customization of a site.  Security is another major issue, as WordPress sites are famed for being susceptible to vulnerabilities through plugin exploits.  These and other WordPress issues are usually addressed by keeping customization to a minimum and being highly selective in the use of 3rd party modules.

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Apr 10th, 2014 by Roman Blanyar

Heartbeat vulnerability is an exploit within OpenSSL, an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. Off-Site Services, Inc. (OSS) does not use OpenSSL certificates on any of the sites it hosts and manages. OSS uses OpenSSL to generate CSR public key containing non-sensitive information about the ...

Sep 5th, 2013 by Max Tokman

Here's a common scenario - large video file uploaded to the site takes forever to load and might begin playing only after fully loaded. Is there anything we can do to make playback instanteneous?" Every video file, besides having audio and video track, contains codec information on how to decode that vid...