You know the drill. WordPress comes out with a new update, then you hope and pray that it doesn’t damage anything on your site. You’ve worked hard on your blog, eCommerce or business site, so it feels a little frustrating that a little update could bring it all crashing down. Obviously, a site backup is … Read more
This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Security September SeriesIs the Free SSL Certificate from Let’s Encrypt Safe? Short answer? Yes! Every day visitors share sensitive information with many different websites. Details as important as your credit card number and bank credentials are entered. If the connection between the website and the … Read more
There are so many WordPress security solutions and security providers in the market that one has to struggle hard to find and settle with one. There are a lot of things that a security solution or a provider should take care of. This post is about what users need as a security solution. What are they ready to pay for. I am writing this post with three kinds of people in mind.
This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Security September SeriesThere are many backup plugins for WordPress but, you might avoid scrolling down their list to read about their features. This is no ordinary list. I have selected the five best WordPress solutions for scheduling regular backups of your website especially to save … Read more
WordPress being an open source script has its code publicly available. It means anyone willing to contribute can build on top of others’ work. This is how WordPress software gets developed. The WordPress security team cannot always be on top of security vulnerabilities because it is difficult to address something which is not even discovered yet.
More often than not, I get to read about certain data loss horror story from WordPress users. “I was about to publish an article when my website crashed — I was unable to log in! Now I can’t get my data back no matter how hard I try!” Or, more relevant to the WordPress, “I was scrolling through my site logs where I noticed an unusual traffic spike or an overwhelming amount of spam content.” These are the pretty obvious signs of a hacked website, and something needs to be done about it.
This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Security September SeriesSecurity is of paramount importance for any website. One tiny loophole may cripple a years’ old popular website. Do you know that over a quarter of the websites on the internet use WordPress? This fact is very impressive but also put WordPress at … Read more
This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Security September SeriesSecuring WordPress may sound like a topic being fairly covered across the web but, is that really the case? Here’s what I mean; I’ve scrolled through multiple articles featuring tips to secure websites but, rarely found people emphasizing on trying out solutions like … Read more
This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Security September SeriesWordPress is a tremendous open source script. It requires MySQL and PHP to function. PHP works by retrieving information from the database to display on the site. As for MySQL, it is a database management system which is used to store information and … Read more
In the previous article, I talked about the 5 Best WordPress Security Plugins and Solutions. You should check out that article before reading this one since they are both connected. What if you need to go beyond normal scanning plugins? This article is targeted towards intermediate users (let’s call them WP Super Admins who manage the clients’ WP websites for a living) and WordPress developers.
WordPress is a popular CMS because it is easy to use. That is why a lot of beginners are turning to it for building dynamic websites. The challenges that a WordPress beginner faces while choosing a WordPress security solution are quite significant. Because the WordPress community is overwhelmed with so many security solutions to choose from.
How alarming is it to receive an email about an unauthorized login attempt to your WordPress account? Do you even have a WordPress login notification setup? Don’t worry that’s about to change; Daan Tol (owner of WPLift) got in touch with me, and we had a long conversation about WordPress security. Both of us knew that WordPress security is one of the biggest concerns for WPLift visitors. That’s why I have decided to start writing a series about WordPress Security. In this series, I will talk about everything you need to know and more about securing your WordPress website.