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Improving WordPress security with default blocking of XML-RPC

November 4, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in Features, Security


A very common reason for downtime or compromised websites is down to a feature in WordPress called XML-RPC. XML-RPC is used as a remotely accessible publishing tool using an offline blogging tool. This was very popular in the early days of WordPress when broadband speeds were much slower, as it made publishing much faster. However, these days it is very rarely used and causes far more problems than it solves.

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Find your server faster in the breadcrumb navigation bar

October 28, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in STORM, Features


We’ve always been believers in small changes that make a big difference, so today we launched a pretty handy tweak to our breadcrumb navigation bar. Here goes.

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Find everything faster with our smart new search bar

October 23, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in STORM, Features


When there’s a job to do on one of your websites, you want to get in, get on and get it done, right? Well, the good news is, that’s even easier thanks to our latest STORM update.

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Restart your server straight from your dashboard

October 21, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in Features


It’s always good to have the tools you need right at your fingertips, and that’s what so many of you say you love about STORM. We designed our dashboard to be completely customisable, with a whole list of handy tools you can pick and choose from – putting your favourites front and centre, every time you log on.

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The STORM roadmap

September 11, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in STORM


The majority of the development time on STORM is spent either working on improving existing features or making them easier to use. The rest of the time we spend experimenting with completely new features. To give you an idea of what is on our roadmap, here is a brief update of where STORM is headed... 

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Turn your websites off (and on again) in just one click

September 4, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in Features


We built STORM to put all the control you need, right at your fingertips. One dashboard, one view, one intuitive toolkit for managing your websites, super smoothly. Today we’re taking a closer look at one of those tools – the ability to turn websites off, and on again, in just one click…

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What we've learnt about deployment

August 20, 2019 / by Tim Dunton posted in STORM, Evaluation


As some of you may already know, we've had the deployment feature in development for over six months. For those who don't know, deployment allow you to deploy your code directly from a particular branch and repository from either GitHub or BitBucket. This means your code can be on the server in seconds instead of having to use an FTP or SSH client to upload your files.

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Which feature should we focus on next?

August 13, 2019 / by Michael Long posted in STORM, Features


We want to shape STORM for you, our loyal, brilliant users and web-wizards. There are three features that are on our radar that we think you'd really benefit from having in STORM, and make web development that extra bit easier.

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Faster access to the content you need

August 7, 2019 / by John Halsey posted in STORM, Features


Our latest feature is now live in STORM, and it's a good one! 😃

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Staging on another server

July 9, 2019 / by Michael Long posted in Staging


We're saying hello to another ground-breaking feature that's just landed in STORM, and is designed to make working your web magic that bit quicker and easier...

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