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What to Expect from a WordPress Security Solution/Provider

What to Expect from a WordPress Security Solution/Provider
This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Security September Series

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.

Detecting and Removing Backdoors From a Hacked WP Website

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This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Security September Series

Having your website hacked is not a pleasant experience. If you open your site and are being redirected to inappropriate sites, traffic plummets, getting blacklisted by search engines, browsers, and major antivirus software all point to one common thing; that is your site is hacked.

Addressing the WordPress Is Not Secure by Default Argument

Addressing the WordPress Is Not Secure by Default Argument
This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Security September Series

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.

How to Secure and Optimize WordPress Database?

How to Secure and Optimize WordPress Database?
This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Security September Series

WordPress 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 settings of a WordPress site. Although you don’t need to learn either … Read moreHow to Secure and Optimize WordPress Database?

Scanning Your WordPress Websites for Security Vulnerabilities

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This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Security September Series

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 Admin Area Security Best Practices

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This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Security September Series

The backbone of any website is the administrative area and in fact, the most intriguing zone for hackers. Whenever you install WordPress, it creates a password protected administrator user which has access to the admin dashboard; which btw is hidden behind a login page.

Why Is WordPress Website Security Important?

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This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Security September Series

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.

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