Clef Two Factor Authentication is closing down

The Clef login security plugin is closing down it has been confirmed. The innovative two factor authentication plugin had a quick rise in popularity when it was launched in 2013, regularly topping GoDaddy’s hottest plugin list. Last year it became one of only 22...

UpdraftPlus has been downloaded 7 million times

Over the weekend UpdraftPlus ticked over 7 million downloads.  This comes one days after reaching the “1 million installs” milestone. Of course the downloads figure is inflated as it counts a single user downloading updates of the plugin every time...

How to Put Your Website on a New Year Diet

After Christmas, we invariably take up some kind of vague intention or a brave New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. A recent  opinion poll reveals that around 63% of us are planning to make resolutions, and that almost all of these relate to losing weight,...

Web Host Goes Bust Losing 100s of WordPress Websites

A couple of years ago, the unthinkable happened: my Web host went MIA. I used a local Web host called 24/7 Hosting- a name that’ll forever carry a ring of irony. I’d heard rumours that the company was in a bit of financial difficulty and had got itself in some hot...

Our Winning Disaster Story

“What’s the most awful thing that’s ever happened to your website?” We asked UpdraftPlus users to tell us their stories, and we had some crackers.  Someone found that their website had been hijacked by a Tunisian teenager, who was repurposing it as a Palpal phishing...