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In the last two weeks, over 50,000 WordPress websites have been hacked due to a major security vulnerability that was discovered in the WordPress REST API.

The core team silently fixed the issue and pushed out WordPress 4.7.2 update.

If you haven’t updated your WordPress site, then please do so immediately.

With this vulnerability, anyone on the internet can deface your website without having the login access. YES, it’s that serious!

So go ahead and update your sites to WordPress 4.7.2.

In January 2017, Google’s web browser, Chrome, will treat any website encoded in HTTP as a non-secure site if it transmits credit card information or passwords. HTTPS – Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure – is the preferred method for transmitting personal information online. It includes encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Google is concerned about users sending personal information across unsecured websites because this opens the door for identity theft. As the most popular web browser in use today, more than half of all internet users access websites via Google Chrome.

SkylarStudios can help you in implementing a SSL certificate for your site to make it more secure and prevent any issues with Google.

Google SEO, Raleigh

93% of all online activities begin on a search engine like Google.* Most people click on the first three results, and the remaining results get just 5% or less of all clicks!*

That’s why it’s so important for your website to have a high search engine ranking. Even local stores benefit from a great online presence: One in three people search online for immediate, same-day offline purchases.*

In short: The easier you are to find online, the more potential customers you’ll reach!

Learn how SkylarStudios can help you in your website SEO goals, or click here to learn more now!

Website Security Raleigh NC

To ensure that your website is easily found online it is important that you submit your website to the major search engines and internet directories, including:

  • Google™
  • Bing™
  • Yelp
  • Angie’s List®
  • Hotfrog
  • Foursquare™
  • Kudzu
  • ZipLocal
  • MerchantCircle®

To do so, we recommend you go to each search engine and internet directories web page, locate the instructions and then complete a monthly refresh of your listing. If you would like us to complete this process for you please call us at 1-919-341-4246.

North Carolina Website Design

The popular WordPress plugin WP Super Cache has been found to have a critical vulnerability in versions 1.4.3 and lower. The vulnerability is a persistent cross-site scripting attack. Using this vulnerability, an attacker using a carefully crafted query could insert malicious scripts to the plugin’s cached file listing page. When executed, the injected scripts could be used to perform a lot of other things like adding a new administrator account to the site, injecting backdoors by using WordPress theme edition tools, etc.

All WordPress users who utilize the plugin should immediately update WP Super Cache to version 1.4.4.

Google SEO Raleigh NC

Google prepares algorithm change that will push website owners to mobile.

What Google is telling us is that mobile-friendly and mobile-responsive websites will be rewarded with better positioning in Google’s mobile search engine results, and thus more traffic from a rapidly expanding user base. Conversely, websites that are not mobile friendly will see less mobile organic traffic, receive a smaller piece of the expanding mobile pie, and will be forced to rely on a shrinking desktop-based audience.

Contact SkylarStudios to see if your website is ready.

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC 27511

Phone: (919) 341-4246
Email: website@skylarstudios.com
Web: https://www.skylarstudios.com


Yoast SEO plugin was found to have an SQL injection vulnerability which required an immediate update. WordPress also pushed out an automatic update of the plugin because this plugin is so popular it would have affected literally millions of sites.

SkylarStudios can help you in updating your plug-ins for your WordPress website.


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We are a trusted web design and development agency offering creative and innovative web design & development services.  We have experienced designers and developers focused entirely on design and development services. We have the skills and expertise to help structure your ideas into designs and functionalities.

No compromise on quality! 

 WordPress Development

1. WordPress Theme Development & Customization
2. Plugins & Widget Development
3. WordPress CMS Integration
4. PSD to WordPress Conversion
5. WordPress Ecommerce Websites
6. WordPress Installation & Maintenance

We can serve any of your requirements with complete dedication.

Our web designing and development services echo the values  of your business. We are an approachable, high performing web development company with a passion for making websites work for business.


WordPress is web software you can use to create a highly functional website or blog. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress started as a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets. The core web design software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.

Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power their website or blog.