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Halloween 2017!

The team at WebCitz decided to decorate the office to make warm and cozy for Halloween. How did we do by the front door?!?


Magento 2.1.9 and 1.9.3.6 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Magento 2.1.9. and Magento 1.9.3.6. These upgrades fix more than 40 bugs, along with multiple security enhancements to make your experience better. We are also excitedly waiting for the release of Magento 2.2, which just entered its third release candidate last night. We are told Magento 2.2 is going to fix about 1000 open bugs in the platform. Keep reading our blogs for more details on this Magento release.

Magento 2.1.9 and Magento 1.9.3.6 Enhancements

  • Improvements to cross-site request forgery
  • Improvements to unauthorized data leaks
  • Improvements to remote admin user access

If you need assistance with updating your website, contact us today!


Joomla 3.7.5 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Joomla 3.7.5. Please, upgrade your Joomla installation from the recent Joomla 3.7.4 as soon as possible to patch the security issues. This release fixes any bugs you may have encountered along with several other minor improvements for Joomla to run effectively. Always remember to take backups before running upgrades. If you need help upgrading your website, contact us today.


Magento 2.1.8 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Magento 2.1.8. This upgrade fixes more than 100 bugs, along with multiple enhancements to make your experience better.

Magento 2.1.8 Enhancements

  • improvements to indexing large catalogs
  • improved cache tuning
  • performance improvements to catalogs, checkouts, product pages, payment methods, and order management
  • faster response times for multi-language sites
  • improvements to the performance of mass actions resulting in faster response times and reduced memory usage

If you need assistance with updating your website, contact us today!


Joomla Security Update 3.7.4

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Joomla 3.7.4. Please upgrade your Joomla installation from the recent Joomla 3.7.3 as soon as possible to patch the security issues. This release fixes any bugs you may have encountered along with several other minor improvements for Joomla to run effectively. As a reminder, always take backups before running upgrades. If you need assistance with upgrading your website, contact us today.


Magento 1.9.3.4

WebCitz would like to inform you about new updates to the Magento 1 security release. The latest release is Magento Community Edition 1.9.3.4 which corrects issues with customer registration that were introduced in a previous patch. Please contact us for assistance in applying the patch or upgrade on your store. As a reminder, the SUPEE-9767 Version 1 must be reverted before having the version 2 installed. For more information about the latest Community Edition go to the Magento website and click on this edition. If you need assistance with updating your website, contact us today.


Joomla Security Update 3.7.3

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Joomla 3.7.3. Please, upgrade your Joomla installation from the recent Joomla 3.7.2 as soon as possible to patch the security issues. This release fixes any bugs you may have encountered along with several other minor improvements for Joomla to run effectively. Always remember to take backups before running upgrades. If you need help upgrading your website, contact us today.


WebCitz – Virtual Reality

WebCitz is extremely excited to announce we now offer 360 degree 3D VR video! This is perfect for viewing any type of scene as if you were actually there. It is also great for anybody who has showrooms, restaurants, any real estate they want to show off, or anywhere with an attractive interior. WebCitz is extremely excited about this addition, and we hope to talk to you soon.


WebCitz – Emily Larsen

Emily Larsen has been with WebCitz since Spring of 2016. She has helped our marketing customers with SEO solutions, such as keyword research, landing page optimization, content creation and much more. She also does data entry, 301 redirects and HTML/CSS improvements on both live and in-development projects. Emily looks forward to helping you with your future projects. Contact us today to learn more about our web development and marketing options.


Magento Security Updates

Magento is releasing new updates to increase product security and functionality. The releases contain over 15 security enhancements and Magento 2.x updates that also address image resizing and MasterCard BIN number expansion. We strongly recommend that merchants upgrade to these versions as soon as possible.

Multiple Critical Security Enhancements
These releases include multiple critical security enhancements. The updates also help close access control bypass, CSRF, and authenticated Admin user remote code execution vulnerabilities.

MasterCard recently added a new series of Bank Identification Numbers (BIN). While certain Magento versions already support the new BINs, merchants using the following versions must upgrade or apply a patch by June 30, 2017 or face potential fines from MasterCard and lost sales.

The following versions are:

  • Magento EE 2.1.2 or earlier
  • Magento EE 2.0x releases
  • Magento EE 1.14.2.x releases or earlier
  • Magento CE 1.9.2.x releases or earlier

Image Resizing Changes
Also, certain image resizing changes introduced unanticipated problems. Magento has reverted these changes in this release, and will provide improvements to image resizing in a future product update. These changes to image resizing were introduced in Magento 2.1.6. You can also see additional information you may need when upgrading from Magento 2.1.6 or 2.1.5 on Magento 2.1.7 EE Release notes. Otherwise, we can help help upgrade your Magento website.

The latest versions of Magento CE and EE are as follows:

  • Magento CE 2.1.7
  • Magento EE 2.1.7
  • Magento CE 2.0.14
  • Magento EE 2.0.14
  • Magento CE 1.9.3.3
  • Magento EE 1.14.3.3