Tip for users of Google’s Chrome browser

Users of the Google Chrome browser on PCs, Laptops and Netbooks should note that if they receive a message that they need to update Flash; they could try using Internet Explorer browser as a work-around.

Users of iPads and Chromebooks should not experience any problems with this issue.

I.T will be updating the Chrome browser in September which will use a new secure version of Flash.

 

 

Have You Tried YouTube’s Slideshow Creator?

YouTube’s for sharing videos, right? So that big Upload button in my YouTube account will be for uploading video files. What else could it be for?

unnamedThe surprising answer is that it’s now a place we can go to not just upload videos we’ve already made, but upload images and use them to create new video slideshows.  And those slideshows seem to be much more accessible, displaying on mobile phones and tablets, including Apple ones, when PhotoPeach’s Flash-based slideshows don’t work.  If you’ve used PhotoPeach, you’ll find the process is very similar:

  • upload your images
  • arrange them as required
  • add music if you want
  • tweak timing, slide effect and transition as required – your changes preview immediately
  • upload the video you’ve made

If you’d like to go further, you can use the YouTube Video Editor, accessed in the same place, to edit your slideshow videos in a simple editor that’s very similar to MovieMaker.

Embedding YouTube videos in your WordPress site is just a matter of pasting the video URL (web page address) into the blog post where you want it to appear. All going well, you’ll see the embedded video in the editor, but this may depend on your browser.

Here’s an example:

More information: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1696878?hl=en-GB

 

eduBuzz WordPress Sites: Comments Temporarily Closed

NO COMMENT?

The ability to leave comments on eduBuzz sites has been temporarily disabled by our hosting company, DXW, to protect against a WordPress security vulnerability identified at the weekend, details below. One of the benefits of using such a popular application is that bugs are quickly identified and addressed, but it does also mean, as with any other popular software on the internet, that there are many malicious people who seek to exploit them. DXW are doing absolutely the right thing here, and experience tells us that the security vulnerability will be quickly fixed.

Due to a critical security vulnerability announced on Sunday evening, we have disabled commenting on all dxw-hosted sites.

At 2100 on Sunday 26th April, a flaw in the way WordPress handles comments was published. This flaw could allow an attacker to inject HTML and Javascript into the pages of your website.

In so doing, they would be able to entirely take over your website, adding or removing any content and taking any action that an administrator is able to complete through the admin area.

Due to the seriousness of this flaw we have disabled commenting across the GovPress platform pending a patch from WordPress. We expect that a patch will be released quickly and we will deploy it as soon as possible.

We have also posted this security alert on the dxw blog, and will make further updates there. If you have any questions not covered by the blog post, please reply to this alert to create a ticket.

 

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