Thanksgiving Eve Emergency Security Update? You're Just Chillin'

by Elliot Christenson on December 2, 2020 - 11:00pm

Last Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 was a security update that impacted Drupal 8, Drupal 7, and even Drupal 6 "LTS". Hundreds of thousands of website operators need to immediately update their websites! A huge percentage of them are not "web developers". Many don't even know they need the update!

Drupal isn't known for its ease of use for site owners. It's come a long way, but it remains difficult for most. That's expected and sometimes even exciting for Drupal developers.

What about the (non-developer) site owner? We don't believe your site should be left vulnerable. We believe you should be able to "just chill" rather than stress about your Drupal site security!

Read on for a peek behind the curtain to see what the Wizards do so you don't have to.

Tired of Emergency Drupal Security Updates Yet? (They're Never Going to Stop!)

by Elliot Christenson on February 21, 2019 - 8:02am

You run a Drupal Agency - or you're an independent Drupal Developer. Did you have to drop everything for the security update yesterday? Don't you have project deadlines to meet? Why deal with that frustration and anxiety?

What if there were a better way? Do the profitable things - and let the robots at myDropWizard handle your Drupal security updates smoothly and automatically?

It's Security Update Wednesday - You're Just Chillin'

by Elliot Christenson on March 1, 2018 - 7:35am

Recently, there was a security update that impacted Drupal 8, Drupal 7, and even Drupal 6 "LTS". Hundreds of thousands of website operators need to immediately update their websites! A huge percentage of them are not "web developers". Many don't even know they need the update!

Drupal isn't known for its ease of use for site owners. It's come a long way, but it remains difficult for most. That's expected and sometimes even exciting for Drupal developers.

What about the (non-developer) site owner? We don't believe your site should be left vulnerable. We believe you should be able to "just chill" rather than stress about your Drupal site security!

Read on for a peek behind the curtain to see what the Wizards do so you don't have to.

I Suck At Passwords And You Should Too

by Elliot Christenson on November 29, 2016 - 6:35pm

I suck at passwords. I'm extra-super-bad at coming up with new, unique passwords. Maybe you're awesome at it! While that is great, it's probably not good enough. My "password sucking" forced me to long ago look for solutions!

Don't get me wrong, I think we've all learned to adapt to the explosion of the password needs that we all encounter on a daily basis. We do the best we can. There are simply a lot of sites, a lot of rules, and an even greater risk due to our connected lives - of getting it wrong!

If you're reading this, you likely know better of course are going to pick simple passwords:

  • football
  • baseball
  • sunshine
  • rainbow
  • qwertyui

You may not believe it, but statistically, you know someone who is using one of those passwords right now! So even if you're a password researcher, maybe share some of the thoughts below with others.

More advanced users even attempt to outsmart the hackers with "clever" simple passwords:

Statistically, you probably know someone with one of those passwords as well!

With the aforementioned explosion, maybe you picked a "personal password system" like those mentioned in articles like this:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-ways-to-make-up-passwords-that-are-both-secure-memorable/

To varying degrees, these techniques have all worked in the past. But they require being "good" at passwords!

What if I told you there was a way you could make much more secure passwords (even than those techniques) while still sucking at passwords? Read more to find out how!

5 reasons you should outsource Drupal maintenance and support

by Elliot Christenson on August 29, 2016 - 6:55pm

You run a Drupal Agency - or you're an independent Drupal Developer. Your customers need support. You try to do support. You try to get back to project work. You try to do support. You try to get back to project work. You get the idea. Ad nauseum. That's your life.

What if there were a better way? What if you could spend time doing more profitable things - and spend your spare time like the attached image: on the beach?

We've been there, and we've come up with a handful of key reasons why we feel you should consider outsourcing your Drupal Support and Maintenenance.

Read more to find out!

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