Articles: Content Management Systems

NZ Website Credit Card hack / skimming

Hackers have recently skimmed credit card details from scores of NZ online stores. These include sports and book stores and online pharmacies. Worldwide there are around 6000+ sites affected by this malware.

The hack exploits a vulnerability in unpatched Magento Shopping carts on sites.

If you think you have purchased from a site which uses a Magento shopping card, contact your bank. If your site uses Magento as it’s shopping cart back end contact your developer.

And if you are using any other shopping cart on your site check to make sure that it is fully up to date and secure.

Now! Pronto!


Wix versus WordPress

We have met a couple of people recently who have developed new websites using Wix as an alternative to WordPress, currently more or less the default norm. Joomla, Modex and other platforms are used by some developers but not to the same extent as WordPress at the moment.

If you are considering using Wix for a web site, you might like to read this article which compares the features of Wix versus WordPress.

Our impression is that it is very easy to use (drag and drop) and has its place, but is less powerful and versatile than WordPress. There may also be challenges in terms of Search Engine Optimisation, which we consider to be very important. Both Wix and WordPress are free to use.

Horse for courses…