Vulnerability Details: Database Connection Tool in Note Press

https://www.pluginvulnerabilities.com/2017/10/18/vulnerability-details-database-connection-tool-in-note-press/

From time to time a vulnerability is fixed in a plugin without the discoverer putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability so that we can provide our customers with more complete information on the vulnerability.

For the third plugin of the week that has been removed from the Plugin Directory

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7 Reasons Why BlogVault is a WordPress Backup Service and Not Just a Plugin?

https://blogvault.net/blogvault-a-wordpress-backup-service/

On the basis of feedback we got from our valuable prospects, we could now, proudly announce that Blogvault has been giving overwhelming services to its customers since 5 years.

Our customer doesn’t look Blogvault as a backup plugin, they instead, think it as a complete service to backup their WordPress website.

Here are the 7 reasons justifying our customer’s

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Google News Digest: New Google AdWords Interface, Mobile-First Index Tests, and How to Take Your Online Traffic Offline

Google News Digest: New Google AdWords Interface, Mobile-First Index Tests, and How to Take Your Online Traffic Offline

In this digest, we keep you updated with the latest Google news that happened between October 4 – 18, from new Google AdWords interface to Mobile-First index tests and much more. Don‘t miss this important updates.

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Influencer Marketing Now and a Look into the Future

Influencer Marketing Now and a Look into the Future

If you want to start working with influencers, you have to gain a better understanding of the current trends and the future predictions in influencer marketing. This knowledge is crucial as it helps you understand what you need to do and what you need to prepare for to succeed.

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Security Advice Should Rely on Evidence Instead of Biased Assumptions

https://www.pluginvulnerabilities.com/2017/10/17/security-advice-should-rely-on-evidence-instead-of-biased-assumptions/

When it comes to the poor state of security, while a lot of the problems can be placed at the feet of the security industry, the public plays an important role as well. One of the big problems we see are people providing recommendations and advice that isn’t based on any evidence. That would be a problem if was coming

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Vulnerability Details: Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Front-End Only Users

https://www.pluginvulnerabilities.com/2017/10/17/vulnerability-details-persistent-cross-site-scripting-xss-vulnerability-in-front-end-only-users/

One of the misconceptions we see out there when it comes to the security of plugins is people believing that because a plugin is created by a company as opposed to an individual or because there is a paid element to it, it will be more secure. That clearly hasn’t been the case with the company Etoile Web Design, which hasn’t

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Using Divi’s Animations to Roll Your Content into View

Welcome to part 5 of this 6 part series that will teach you how use Divi’s new Animation options to design awesome page sections. I’m going to be walking you through how to build the different sections of our live demo page in order to show you techniques for adding animations to your website. The Animation features truly are fun and easy to use. And with the Visual Builder, you can see your creation come to life every stage of the way. Come and join me as we explore the power of Divi animations.


In our last post we built section 6 of our animation demo page. I showed you how to design a layout for displaying product downloads with bright colors, glowing shadows, and precise animation.

Today, we are going to be building Section 7 of our animation demo page which is a perfect example for how to use the roll animation effect to add life-like movement to your content. The end product will give the impression of text and cell phones sliding and rotating into view from different angles as you scroll down the page.

This is one of my favorite animations. Let’s get started.

Here is a Sneak Peek of the Design and Animation We Will Be Building in Today’s Post

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Preparing the Design Elements

You will need three images for this tutorial. The first two images vertical images should be around 580×950 rotated at a 10% counter clockwise angle. The horizontal image should be 1250×608 (also rotated at a 10% counter clockwise angle) with about 300px of extra transparent background space to the right of the image so that it fits nicely in the column provided. Make sure the phone images are in png format with a transparent background. Here are the images I used for today’s post.

Vertical Phone Image #1
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Vertical Phone Image #2
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Vertical Phone Image #3
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Using Divi’s Animations to Roll Your Content into View

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Building Section 7 of the Demo

Before we start the building process, here is a glimpse at the wireframe view of the section layout we will be creating using the visual builder.

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Using the Visual Builder, Let’s start by adding another regular section to our layout. Then add a three column (one-fourth one-fourth one-half) row to your section.

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Update Row Settings

Before we add our first module, go to the row settings and update the following:

Under the Design tab…

Use Custom Width: YES
Custom Width: 91%
Use Custom Gutter Width: YES
Gutter Width: 1

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Column 2 Custom Padding: 5% Top
Column 3 Custom Padding: 24% Top

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Adding Image #1

In the first (far left) column of our layout, add an Image Module and update the image settings as follows:

Under the Content tab…

Image URL: [upload image #1]

Under the Design tab…

Force Fullwidth: YES

Animation Style: Roll
Animation Direction: Right
Animation Intensity: 16%
Animation Starting Opacity: 100%

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NOTE: Aside from the Rolling animation effect, what is unique about this animation setup is that you start the animation with full opacity so that the phone image is always visible. Plus, the 16% intensity keeps the “roll” down to a minimum. This creates a more life-like animation. It also makes since to direct the animation to the right since the image is on the left side of the page.

Save Settings

Adding Animated Text with the Divider and Call to Action Modules

Now move over to the middle (one-fourth) column where the divider module will be used to add a short divider line above the text.

Add a divider module to the column.

Then update the settings as follows:

Under the Content tab…

Show Divider: YES

Under the Design tab…

Color: #e0c48f
Divider Weight: 3px
Width: 60px (you have to type this value in since the default is percentage)
Module Alignment: default (left)
Custom Padding: 80px Top, 80px Left

Animation Style: Fold
Animation Direction: Right
Animation Duration: 1200ms
Animation Delay: 50ms
Animation Intensity: 70%
Animation Starting Opacity: 0%

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Save Settings

Under the Divider Module add a Call to Action Module with the following settings:

Under the Content tab…

Title: “1000 Words”
Button Text: “Learn More”
Content: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus bibendum est vitae felis rhoncus gravida. Sed nec purus tempus, sagittis mi id.”
Link: #
Use Background Color: NO

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Under the Design tab…

Text Color: Dark
Text Orientation: Left
Header Font: Lato, Bold (B) Uppercase (TT)
Header Font Size: 38px
Header Text Color: #33454f
Header Letter Spacing: 0.2em
Header Line Height: 1.4em

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Body Font: Lato
Body Font Size: 18px
Body Text Color: #9b9b9b
Body Line Height: 1.8em

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Use Custom Styles for Button: YES
Button Text Size: 15px
Button Text Color: #f2733c
Button Background Color: rgba(225,225,225,0)
Button Border Width: 0px
Button Letter Spacing: 2px
Button Font: Lato, Bold (B), Uppercase (TT)
Button Icon: right arrow
Only show Icon On Hover for Button: NO
Button Hover Letter Spacing: 0px

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Animation Style: Fold
Animation Direction: Right
Animation Duration: 1200ms
Animation Delay: 50ms
Animation Intensity: 70%
Animation Starting Opacity: 0%

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NOTE: This animation gives the appearance of the text folding out from the left. Notice that these animation setting match the divider module animation directly above it.

Save Settings

Adding Image #2

Next add an Image module under the Call to Action module you just created. Update the image settings as follows:

Under the Content tab…

Image URL: [upload image #2]

Under the Design tab…

Force Fullwidth: YES

Animation Style: Roll
Animation Direction: Left
Animation Intensity: 13%
Animation Starting Opacity: 100%

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Add Image #3

That’s it for our second (middle) column. Now let’s add Image #3 in the third (far right) column. To do this, we can duplicate/copy the image module you just added to the bottom of the second column and paste it into the third column. Since the Animation styles are the same, all you need to update for the new image module is the actual image URL.

Duplicate and Customize the Divider and Call To Action MOdule

After you add the new image URL to the duplicated image in column three, go ahead a duplicate/copy both the Divider Module and the Call to Action Module that you created at the top of the second column and drag/paste the two modules under image #3 in the third column.

For the Divider Module, change the Animation Direction setting under the Design tab to “Left”.

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For our new Call to Action Module, go ahead and update the following settings:

Under the Content tab…

Title: A new way of building

Under the Design tab…

Custom Padding: 80px Right, 80px Bottom, 80px Left

Animation Direction: Left

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Now let’s check out our final result…

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Bonus: Download These Sections for Easy Import

As a bonus perk we’ve packaged the sections built in today’s tutorial into a free download that you can get using the email opt-in form below. Simply enter your email and the download button will appear. Don’t worry about “re-subscribing” if you’re already part of our Divi Newsletter. Re-enter your email will not result in more emails or duplicates. It will simply reveal the download.

Enjoy!

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To use these downloads, start by locating the zipped file called Animation_Effects_Part_5.zip in our downloads folder. Unzip it to reveal the following imports.

Animation Effects Part 5 (section 1).json

Animation Effects Part 5 (section 2).json

Navigate in your WordPress Admin to Divi > Divi Library > Import & Export. When the portability modal pops up, click the import tab and the button labeled choose file.

Select the json file you prefer and click “Import Divi Builder Layouts”. Once the import is complete navigate to the post or page you would like to add one of the above sections to.

Activate the visual builder. Navigate to the part of the page you would like to add one of the above sections to. When you click the add new section icon, you will be presented with the option to “Add From Library”. Choose this option and select the layout you want.

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Wrapping Up

This layout is a bit tricky to pull off. But, once you get the right images and the right spacing, the animation brings the whole layout together nicely. The life-like rolling of the phone images almost look like someone is sliding them on a white table into our view as we scroll down the page. This example of roll animation is definitely one that stands out.

Coming Up

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In the next post, I will be concluding our series with part 6. I will show you how to use the slide animation with some custom images and css to create a stunning layout for featuring cooking recipes. However the same layout could be tweaked and used for many different featured items.

I look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

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Vulnerability Details: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability in Max Mega Menu

https://www.pluginvulnerabilities.com/2017/10/17/vulnerability-details-reflected-cross-site-scripting-xss-vulnerability-in-max-mega-menu/

From time to time a vulnerability is fixed in a plugin without the discoverer putting out a report on the vulnerability and we will put out a post detailing the vulnerability so that we can provide our customers with more complete information on the vulnerability.

Recently the web scanner service Detectify has been vaguely disclosing minor vulnerabilities in a number

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Recurring Revenue: How to Think Smarter About Freelancing

Recurring revenue is the foundation of a successful freelance business. In this post, we’ll talk about why it’s so important and why you need to embrace the concept.

What Is Recurring Revenue?

Recurring revenue is any kind of consistent income you earn automatically. You don’t have to go drum up sales, it’s already sold. And it keeps coming—maybe monthly, quarterly or annually.

Recurring Revenue is a smarter way of doing business because it offers more stability and less time wasted on sales. Recurring revenue can help you avoid (or at least minimize) the feast or famine freelance cycle that plagues many freelancers.

Freelancing Without Recurring Revenue

Consider the challenges of freelancing without recurring revenue:

  • No guarantee of making sales: Just because you made six figures last year doesn’t mean you will this year.
  • No safety net: And if those sales don’t come in, you’re sunk.
  • Desperate for sales: Because you’re so dependent on sales, you’ll take on clients you probably shouldn’t.
  • Client’s mercy: You’re at the client’s mercy to supply content or approve changes so you can finish a job and get paid.

Now maybe you’ve been able to find consistent projects. That’s great. You’ve managed to keep busy. But things can change. Do you really want to bank on being lucky? Do you really want to live with that kind of uncertainty?

Freelancing With Recurring Revenue

Recurring revenue sets you free from all that. It can be a safety net when regular work is slow. It offers stability for your business, which means stability in your life.

Consider the benefits of freelancing with recurring revenue:

  • More consistent income: You create stability in your freelance finances.
  • More predictable work: You can spend time working instead of selling.
  • More profitable relationships: Clients will see you as a partner and refer more work.

Now sure, nothing is ever certain. Even with recurring revenue, you could have clients flake out or the economy crashes and you start losing clients. But even in a nightmare scenario, recurring revenue gives you a major leg up. Clients will freeze new projects first, but they’re more likely to stick with a maintenance plan because it’s a basic need.

Establishing the Proper Mindset

As a freelancer, you need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that pushes beyond simple service transactions.

You build a website, you get paid. That’s a great business, but it has some serious limitations: You’re working project to project, you’re limited by the hours you can commit, and you have to keep drumming up new sales.

But you build a website and sell a maintenance plan, you get paid for the site and you get paid for the maintenance every month.

As you build that recurring revenue, it can really add up. It will start to smooth out your finances and provide a baseline that means you can chase fewer projects if you want.

Do you want to work harder or do you want to work smarter? It’s all in how you think about it and approach your work.

When is a dollar worth more than a dollar? When it’s predictable. The more predictable a dollar is, the more valuable it becomes. One dollar every month adds up to a lot more than $5 right now.

Consider the income models of Netflix vs. Blockbuster. With the old retail rental concept, Blockbuster relied on repeat sales. People had to come in the door every day and rent a video for them to make any money. But Netflix relies on a subscription model. They make money whether you watch Netflix or not.

The Recurring Revenue Difference

One way to think about the value of recurring revenue is to think about the difference it would make in your business.

What if 30% of your income was recurring revenue? What if you could pay your salary with recurring revenue? How would that change things?

The pressure of sales would go away. You wouldn’t take on problem clients, but would only go after the projects you really wanted to do. You could take more vacations. You wouldn’t be as stressed about money.

It could change how you approach work.

Not Simple, But Possible

Of course building recurring revenue is not easy. It won’t happen overnight. It will take time to figure out what services you can offer, start offering them, and build that business. But over time, you can do it.

With the right understanding and the proper mindset, you can build a recurring revenue business. More than specific strategies or what recurring services you can offer, you first need to embrace the mindset of recurring revenue.

To learn more about recurring revenue, including concept, strategy, and execution, check out the Recurring Revenue Summit with Nathan Ingram. This three-hour webinar includes sample templates to help you get started.

The post Recurring Revenue: How to Think Smarter About Freelancing appeared first on iThemes.

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Qards – Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8934

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