Weekly Links Roundup – Super Admin, Smart Slider 3, Media Cleanup, Hacked Sites Report

Here’s our latest selection of curated WordPress and web marketing links to help your business thrive.

You may or may not be the super admin of your WordPress website – but what does that really mean? Here’s a good explanation of why you need to be careful when choosing a super admin.

Smart Slider 3 has been my go-to favorite slider for client sites for awhile now due to both its great array of tools and excellent support. Here’s an in-depth review of Smart Slider 3 and a head-to-head comparison with another popular slider, Soliloquy.

If you have tons of files in your Media Library but are not sure if they are all being used, try a Media Library cleanup. Word of warning – if you use a cleaner plugin make absolutely sure you have a fresh backup first!

Finally… Sucuri has release their Hacked Website Threat Report for 2019. Some of the major takeaways:

  • 56% of websites that were hacked had outdated core files – such as an outdated WordPress version.
  • 44% of hacked sites had more than one outdated component including plugins and themes.
  • About 60% of hacked sites were running on servers with outdated, unsupported versions of PHP.

Moral of the story – keep WordPress, plugins and themes up to date. And check with your host if you’re not using an up-to-date PHP version. You can use WP Health to see what PHP version your host uses.

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