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August Server Maintenance

To ensure the highest security and performance levels for our services, we’re applying  software updates on our server. To minimize the customer impact, the updates are scheduled for Saturday August 13th, 2016.

During this maintenance procedure there will be upgrades to PHP and MySQL. cPanel, FTP, and Web Hosting services will experience 2 service interruptions of up to 30 minutes each impacting sites on our server.

For the majority of our customers, these changes should not effect your current web sites, if you have upgraded your site within the last 3-5 years. I will be notify you if there is a chance your site might be impacted beyond the maintenance period. Continue reading

Update Fixes More XSS Flaws – WordPress 4.2.2

WordPress 4.2.2 security update is release to fix cross-site scripting security vulnerabilities, which affects Genericons icon font package. WordPress versions 4.2 and earlier are affected by XSS vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site.

If your site supports automatic background updates you will be updated to WordPress 4.2.2 automatically. Ever since the WordPress 3.7 release in October 2013, WordPress has provided its self-hosted users with an automated security update mechanism.

Twenty Fifteen default theme is also affected and has WordPress Twenty Fifteen updated by WordPress.org.

Sponsoring Local Cooper Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team

Cooper Elementary Team A 2015

Shaw Web Designs is proud to be supporting Odyssey of the Mind Cooper Elementary Team A, on its journey to UC Riverside for this year’s State Tournament on March 28, 2015.

Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages. Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. Most importantly, teams come up with all the solutions themselves. The students create it all from brainstorming, script writing, choreographing, background, props to acting.