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Is WordPress Secure for Credit Union Websites?

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From Credit Union Times:

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the planet: 27% of all websites are built on WordPress. But does WordPress have security issues? Let’s talk about website security and eight practices to make WordPress secure for a credit union website.

People often judge a credit union by its website. Your website is your biggest branch and most frequent touch point with members. If your website gets hacked, relationships will be compromised. For these reasons, choosing a secure content management system is extremely important.

There are many CMS alternatives. At the forefront of these alternatives is WordPress because it’s 10 times more popular than any other CMS on the planet (source: w3techs.com). Compared to other CMSs, WordPress has the most plugins, themes and developers, as well as the largest community of users helping users. But does the popularity of WordPress come at a price? Does popularity also mean more hackers and vulnerabilities?

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Penn South Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to Penn South Federal Credit Union on their new website launch! The site is a beautiful design incorporating large banners and quick access to common functions. The site is responsive so it displays well on all devices – large or small. It’s built on WordPress and uses the CU*Answers SiteControl platform. You can see it here: http://pennsouthfcu.com/

TBA Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to TBA Credit Union on their new website launch! The site is a beautiful design incorporating modern layout with large banners and quick access to common functions. The site is responsive so it displays well on all devices – large or small. It’s built on WordPress and uses the CU*Answers SiteControl platform. You can see it here: https://www.tbacu.com/

Patch Day 8/16

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Tuesday, August 16th starting at 12:00AM, we will begin the monthly patch process for all the servers on the CU*Answers network. We are scheduled to be completed by 8AM.

If you have applications you are responsible for please plan to check on them first thing in the morning to confirm functionality. We are already planning to work with eDoc, Item Processing and Imaging Solutions teams for their respective applications. If you’d like to test your applications as soon as patching for them is complete, please work with me on the specifics.

Northern Hills Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to Northern Hills Federal Credit Union on the launch of their new website! The new website is based on our WordPress with SiteControl platform. The new design is responsive and has many great features such as the direct login widget, inside page related navigation, and scrolling Services section. This new website design improves member experience by providing a modern website that will work on any device! Check it out here: https://www.northernhillsfcu.org/

Responsive and Adaptive Web Design

What is Responsive Design?

When we hear the term “responsive” or hear someone mention that a website is “responsive”, we automatically think that it means the site is built for a mobile device. While that notion isn’t untrue, it is actually a little bigger than that. To have a responsive website means that your site’s content is accessible on any device — regardless of size.

Responsive design is fluid.

What is Adaptive Design?

Often you will hear responsive design and adaptive design interchangeably. However, these terms do not hold the same meaning. Adaptive design is the process of defining the breakpoints in your design to fit a specific screen size.

The adaptive design concept became relevant when mobile devices and tablets first hit the market. Initially, there were only a few different screen sizes to contend with and so adaptive design principles were put into place to solve the issue of trying to access the web from these devices. Instead of having a streamlined experience delivered to the end-user as with responsive design, adaptive design delivers different experiences based on the size of the screen.

Which is better? Responsive vs Adaptive

Google recommends responsive web design  over adaptive design as the html is exactly the same on the desktop version of the site as it is on the mobile version. This comes full circle with the earlier point about responsive design being accessible across any device, regardless of screen size.

What are some of the Primary Keys to Responsive Web Design?

  • Responsive design is fluid and the grid is based on relative sizing (ex: using percentages to define width instead of pixels)
  • Images & Video scale as width changes
  • Considers mobile visitors first. An example of this is by making sure to hide any unnecessary desktop design elements that might get in the way of the content
  • Content should adapt to screen size