FROM THE OURLOCALITY BLOG
Many of you are updating your websites hosted on the ourlocality platform. This is great, for never before have we needed timely and accurate information. But, some updates won't reach the parts they need to reach, so here's some tips on making sure your post hits the...
Yes, we all do. Unless it doesn't get in the way. In the past ReCaptcha (the software trick to stop pesky robots taking over your website) did get in the way, so we dropped it. Given the rise in a new irritation (password reset spam) we have restored recaptcha....
There's a measure in our setup to prevent discovery of your usernames by preventing scans of ‘/?author=N’, the oEmbed API, the WordPress REST API, and WordPress XML Sitemaps. However we've noticed a small increase in password reset activity to...
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Most publishing models still rely heavily on advertising.
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More’s the point we don’t use personal information for marketing.
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