If you’re not paying for a premium managed WordPress host, it’s very likely that you’re the only thing standing between your WordPress site and malicious
Looking for the best WordPress security plugin to lock down your WordPress site? In this post, I’ve collected eight of the best plugins that offer
By the latest numbers, WordPress powers about one-third of all the websites on the Internet. And while that’s great for the WordPress community, it also
It’s a scary world out there, and lots of people would love to get their hands on your precious WordPress login credentials. That’s why, according
Did you just move your WordPress site to HTTPS only to be met with some weird mixed content warning instead of that beautiful green padlock
WordPress multisite is an extraordinary feature that let you manage a network of WordPress sites using a single admin site. WordPress users follow various techniques
So you’re worried that your WordPress site picked up some malware, huh? There are all kinds of reasons people might want to infect your site
So your WordPress site has malware…what do you do? Well, obviously you need some WordPress malware removal help! This isn’t a “do it yourself manually” post.
Want to learn how you can improve your search engine rankings, secure your visitors’ browsing, and boost your website’s trust…all for free? I know – that’s a bold statement. But I promise you that these free SSL certificates really can give you all of those benefits.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an encryption-based technology to securely exchange of information between a website and visitor. Aside from encrypting the data exchanged, it also ensures the authenticity of a website to your visitors. Millions of websites use SSL for website security. It is an integral element of website security. If you care about site user experience and security, you need SSL — it’s really that
Every now and then, WordPress websites break. They also get hacked, defaced and infected. There are numerous WordPress-driven sites that become a target of malicious
Is 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
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.
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.
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.
Security is of paramount importance for any website. One tiny loophole may cripple a years’ old popular website. Do you know that over a quarter
Securing 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
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
With hackers, intruders, and spammers ever-ready to attack, security is a top concern for WordPress sites. Bruteforcing through your login credentials is the most tried
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.
Protecting sites against brute force attacks is the fundamental step of WordPress security. In the previous article, you learned about ways to prevent hackers from brute forcing the login page. WordPress security keys and salts offer yet another solution to improve and harden your site security.
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.
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.
Displaying Trustmarks on your site is a proven way to reassure website visitors and increase conversions, landing on an unfamiliar website for the first time
We recently suffered a brute force login attack on one of my servers which was causing some sites to be unreachable and the server load
WordPress websites have become a popular malicious hacker target. We have all seen it in the news – thousands of WordPress websites get hacked overnight.
WordPress users love this platform because it’s free, has a huge community, it’s powerful, flexible, and meets the needs of most people building websites today.
Step 1: Audit Overall Work Station Security First of all, make sure that any and all PCs and web servers you use are kept properly
We have talked about WordPress Security quite a bit lately. Since WPLift has become well-known and traffic has gone up, so too unfortunately have people
Like many web applications, WordPress stores user accounts in a MySQL database, including administrative user accounts with their associated password hashes. A closer inspection of
In a previous post on WordPress security best practices, we discussed ‘Security by obscurity’, which means that you should obscure the most commonly known paths
As one of the most commonly used Web Publishing Platform, WordPress is often targeted by malware, trojans, code injection and other evil things on the
The importance of a secure blog can never be under-estimated – Securing your website allows you to make your readers/visitors/clients feel safer. Why risk damaging
WordPress is an easy to use, quick to learn, and secure content management system. However, just like any popular software, it is also targeted by