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On the importance of WordPress updates

So you want a WordPress website, you contact some lovely developers (like Pomegranite), they build you a site and once it is live you never log in again.

A few months down the line you find some kind of issue on the site. Maybe you are receiving a huge amount of spam (viagra anyone?), perhaps the look of the site has changed and you don’t know why, or maybe the site speed has slowly degraded.

Why has this happened? In short, updates. Updates that have not been done. READ MORE

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We are five!

This past Friday, we at Pomegranite put on our 5th birthday bash at The German Club in Gardens. To give you an idea of the success of our party, I will begin at the end:

Tom, Liz and I (Carla) on stage at The Manila Bar performing (read: shouting) Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody:

Liz: “I’ve signed us up to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Carla: “You know I can’t sing, right?”
Liz: “I know.”
Carla: “Cool!”

Needless to say, our Pomegranite trio wowed the crowd.

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“Your connection to this site is NOT SECURE”

– Carla

On the 27th of April, Google announced that from the beginning of October 2017 “Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”

You may be wondering What is HTTP and HTTPS? and What does this mean for my site? Let’s start at the beginning:

HTTP and HTTPS

HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was the system used in ‘the beginning’ by network administrators as the standard procedure for exchanging information. However once everyone understood this process, it became very easy to intercept these exchanges. Thus HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) was developed to protect the information exchanged over the network. HTTPS uses an SSL Certificate to encrypt the information. This means that even if someone intercepts information being exchanged they would not be able to read it.READ MORE

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Our top five lunch spots

– Carla

Working at Pomegranite means a multitude of things. One of these things is that we work really hard, another is that we are located at the top of Wale Street in the city center (a prime spot for most of our gustatory requirements). Eating amazing food makes us happy and gives us something to look forward to. And yes, sometimes we have second lunch. With all of this in mind, here are our top five lunch spots:

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Back to school: HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design

– Carla

When you work at Pomegranite you have to get used to a few things. One of those things is the fact that your bosses are fantastic strong women who encourage you to be fantastic and strong. Also they check up on you, regularly! And they can see when you have hit a wall and need some help moving forward.

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A few observations about Cape Town’s 2015 WordCamp

eCommerce is a lot more fun than you would think.

The last speaker on the first day was just the greatest. First of all he was inspirational – he said things like “the limit exists in our mind only” and “why not?” instead of ‘why?’ And my personal favourite: “before the existence of the black swan was an accepted fact people thought, hey, these people are crazy, maybe we should send them back to Australia!” He was funny and inspirational at the same time.

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The real joys of job-hunting.

At the end of this month I will have been working at Pomegranite for 3 months. This, for me, is a reason to celebrate.

I began the year jobless. In February I started working at an awful company (which lasted for a day and a half), and then I searched for a job in my disillusioned state until the middle of May. In the middle of May I made my acquaintance with Pomegranite and hooray for me – I landed the job.

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