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Bold City Agency is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 23 review(s).

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Cabe & team, we love you guys!  Keep up the great work.

- Marcus Yoker

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It’s so difficult to find a technology contact that understands time is money.  We’ve gone through a few that did good work when you could get them on the phone but that was a rarity.  We would go 1+ weeks and not even get a response.  This was costing our business literally thousands of dollars due to issues with our website and email.  Bold City has been nothing but a blessing.  They return my calls and emails promptly and thus far (fingers crossed) have always met their promised deadlines.  If you’re looking for a company that understands the importance of communicating with their clients, you’ve found the one.  They have my recommendation.

- Abby Timmons

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Who ya gonna call?! BOLD CITY! But seriously, nothing but a pleasure to work with.  We trust them completely and they have our business for life.

- Lona Mayer

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Best website design company out there. USE. THESE. GUYS.  Affordable, fair, great communication and great work.

- Susan Johnson

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As a technology company we know great work when we see it.  We had an internal learning system that was built by a previous employee.  When that employee moved on from the company we had nobody internal that understood WordPress enough to make changes and continue to improve the system.  We outsourced the project to Bold City, they took it head on and we’re able to make our required changes.  We plan to use them more in 2019.

- Mike Dawker

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Bold City built us a fantastic website the showed off our company perfectly.  They recommended fantastic additions including the video on the homepage which really sets our site apart from anybody else.  We get soooo many compliments on our website and the new patients we’ve brought in have been fantastic.  Great work guys!

- Brittany Higgins

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Great work as always!  We’ll be back when we need additional help.

- Jenny Walker

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Cabe & team are awesome at what they do.  Fast, reliable and most importantly communication is A+.  Finding people that are able to communicate what they are doing and regularly hit promised deadlines is a rarity these days but Bold City delivers!

- David Ayers

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Best WordPress designers out there!  If you’re on the fence about hiring them, jump off!  You’ve found the best company out there!

- Samantha Lloyd

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I’m not a very tech savvy person so I wanted to find a web design company that could take my vision, turn it into a reality and handle the management.  Bold City has been terrific and I always know my website is working in the background.

- Jannis Darring

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We’ve been working with Bold City for over 5 years and never have had a bad experience.  Quick and reliable, A+.

- Jane Walton

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After extensive research, we hired Bold City to handle the re-design of our 10+ year old e-commerce website.  Bold City took every challenge we threw at them head on.  Going above and beyond just design, they assisted with payment processors, shipping and made several recommendations that have improved our bottom line.  Their in-depth knowledge has been  major reason for our continued success.

- Jonathan Vemus

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Awesome, awesome, awesome!  Fast, reliable and very cost effective for our business.  Bold City took over our website from our previous designer who was retiring and the transfer process was seamless.

- Jennifer Handler

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These guys were awesome.  We contacted them to move hosting providers as we were struggling with communication with our current host.  They transferred our site same day at no cost.  Cabe was terrific to work with and has been very easy to get in touch with since.

- Mark Gosling

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You know how they say “you can’t havw FAST CHEAP AND QUALITY?” Well, you CAN with Bold City Agency. They do BEAUTIFUL work, in a timely manner AT A FAIR price! Couldn’t ask for a better agency!

- DJ / Lindsey

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Great work!  The marketing results they delivered were fantastic and for once, 'made sense'.  I can't tell you how many times we've been told one thing and received something completely different.  Finally we have measurable results.

- Josh Utilis

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Prompt accurate service

- Denny Dotson

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Bold City is great. Super responsive and wonderful attention to detail. Highly recommend.

- Gwinn Volen

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Awesome work!  Very responsive to emails and phone calls and delivers on promises.

- Mark Aston

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Cabe and Bold City do great work! They do a great job helping our law firm with our website and online needs.

- John Ginn

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Cabe was great to work with on my website design. Easy to talk to, he understood my vision/goals, great turnaround time, and able to reach easily. Thanks for a website that I love!

- Denise Maniakouras

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Awesome stuff!  I love working with Bold City.

- Megan Donaldson

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Highly recommend! Delivers on promises.

- Brittany Will

WordPress Gravity Forms Vulnerability – _input_1_

Jul 08, 2015

WordPress Gravity Forms Vulnerability – _input_1_



This post is definitely late, about 6 months late to be exact but after helping countless new clients resolve hacked & compromised sites over the past 6 months in regards to this issue & not seeing much documentation on the internet in reference to this vulnerability, it seemed necessary to make a quick post.  First, let me say this:

If you are not running the latest version of Gravity Forms, UPGRADE NOW!

This is not necessary for everybody, the issue was actually resolved in version 1.8.20 but it’s always good to keep your plugins updated :).

Anyway, this vulnerability we’re discussing exposes the Gravity Forms file upload script making it possible to inject PHP files into your WordPress install.  The overall issue can be read in more detail on Sucuri’s blog if you’re interested in the specifics but in this post we’re going to discuss how to fix it.

The first step is to obviously upgrade Gravity Forms, no matter what you do, if you do not fix the root of the issue, it’s going to come back.

Second, it’s time to start cleaning up the install.  Begin by downloading a fresh copy of WordPress from the repository and overwriting all files excluding your wp-content directory.

Next, it’s time to re-install ALL of your plugins. Yeah, this kind of vulnerability tends to spread quickly and inject malicious code all over. The easiest thing to do rather than sifting through all the files is to do a fresh upload of all plugins on the WordPress install.

Now that you’ve got the plugins taken care of, it’s time for your theme. First, I would recommend deleting all theme folders that you are not currently using, it provides less places for malicious content to hide out. Second, you should go through your theme files taking a look in the various PHP files for malicious code or files that should not be there. It is extremely important that you find every file, failing to do so will cause the malicious scripts to be re-injected and you’ll need to complete this process again. Take your time and get it right the first time, you’ll thank yourself later.

Once you made it through your themes and plugins, the last step is your uploads folder.  Cycle through the different folders and ensure there are no executable PHP files within your uploads folder.  If so, quickly remove these.

Finally, it’s time to reset all your WordPress passwords, reset your database user password, and finally check for any cron jobs that should not be in place. We experienced one instance where we had removed all the content, but a file was being auto-regenerated once per day due to a cron job.

Assuming you located and removed all the malicious code within the theme files, you should be good to go at this point. Keep your fingers crossed and keep a close eye on your site.

Overall, I personally expect more out of Gravity Forms.  This is a very bad vulnerability that should never have made it into a live release, not for a paid plugin.  Just another reason why you should ALWAYS keep your WordPress site up to date & never completely trust external plugins (even the popular ones).

Need assistance completing the above steps?  Checkout our sister company WP Cover.  Complete WordPress maintenance, security, backups and more starting at $79/month.

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