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Internal company Wiki

8 Features Your Internal Company Wiki Needs

An internal company wiki isn’t just a convenience — it qualifies and quantifies information that could easily become “institutionalized knowledge.” Your internal company wiki must embrace the philosophy that no note is too trivial.

Your internal wiki is vital, and it must be concise, easily accessible, and frequently updated. Wikis are one of the best remote tools your company can use to increase communication and productivity.

The following eight features can transform your internal company wiki from “forgotten project” into “everyday resource” and not only shorten your training time but also help prevent employees from getting stuck during their work.

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Intranet vs Extranet

Intranet vs. Extranet: What’s the Difference?

Maybe you’ve just heard the terms “intranet” and “extranet” and want to know more, or you’re an IT tech who’s asked about extranets and intranets on a daily basis and would like a learning resource to point inquisitive people to.

In either case, we’re here to help explain the difference between intranet and extranet, explain what they’re used for, and even offer some strategies for safely setting up and maintaining your own external networks.

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15 of the Most Powerful WordPress Security Plugins for 2019

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. More than 409 million viewers browse over 20 billion pages every month. On the back end, there are over 55,000 plugins available to extend and customize the platform to fit your team’s needs.

WordPress is an incredibly powerful and versatile tool for publishers; however, because it’s so ubiquitous, it’s also ripe for hackers.

How do you ensure that your WordPress website is secure? Here, we’ve listed 15 of our favorite WordPress security plugins to install to shield your site from cybercriminals.
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5 Enormous Benefits of Using WordPress to Power Your Organization

You might already know that WordPress powers more than 30% of the web. It’s by far the most popular online publishing platform, and it hosts 70 million new posts per month.

But why is it so ubiquitous? And what makes it so powerful and instinctive for users? Here, we break down five of the key benefits of WordPress for current and potential users.
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Avoid These 5 Common WordPress Attacks in 2019

Open source WordPress powers more than 30% of the World Wide Web. Users publish over 41 million new posts on 15.5 billion pages for 409 million viewers every month.

This enormous surface area makes it a prime target for hackers. In 2018, 90% of all breached CMS sites came from WordPress according to a recent report by Sucuri.
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In this post, we break down five of the most common WordPress attacks — and offer solutions to mitigate risk. (more…)

Protect Your Google Apps Login From Phishing Attacks

Following a series of Google Apps login phishing attacks (specifically on Google Docs) in 2017, Google made several improvements. At the time, while we welcomed Google taking steps to address the phishing problems, it caused issues for WordPress plugins.

Specifically, the updates made it challenging in cases where customer installation required individuals to create a Google Cloud project with their own OAuth 2.0 Client IDs.

To make things easier and safer for legitimate users who need to create Google applications, we recommended that Google:

  • Allow users to authenticate against an OAuth ID they created using the same account as the one being used to access the app.
  • Allow admins to whitelist specific ID/Secrets on their domain and also allow any regular Gmail account to whitelist for their own use.
  • Provide a simpler verification form, including clear and consistent wording (is a ‘project ID’ the alphanumeric string, or the integer?), plus no long text fields (‘the app needs calendar scopes in order to access the user’s calendar…’). There is no point checking the privacy policy for the app since it can be changed easily in the future and will presumably not be respected by phishers!
  • Provide a clearer error message where unverified apps encounter ‘Invalid Scope.’
  • Deliver documentation explaining the new verification processes they have rolled out.
  • Offer a more robust and selective solution than joining the ‘Risky’ Group (Google already confirmed to us they are aware this cannot be a permanent solution).

Since then, we have even more suggestions for WordPress users using Google Apps login to deter attackers.

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Set WordPress roles based on Organizational Unit Paths

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A popular feature of Google Apps Login Enterprise version has always been the ability to specify role mapping rules – so that members of different Google Groups can have different WordPress roles assigned to them.

The only problem was that some companies didn’t have relevant Google Groups already set up (e.g., for marketing@mycompany.com to contain their Marketing team) but instead had their G Suite domain arranged around different Organizational Units to control access to various G Suite features.
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Google Apps Login is trusted by thousands of organizations from small businesses to NASDAQ-listed companies and government organizations.

Users click their way through Login via Google (just one click after the first time)

Users click their way through Login via Google (just one click after the first time)


You can try it out by clicking below to auto-create a test account on this site! This will show you the basic Google login process.
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Logging in is only the start – Google Apps Login takes care of all your WordPress user management. Find out more here.

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