Weekend Project: Basic security with iThemes Security plugin

Secure your WordPress website

Last time I checked, WordPress websites power over 30% of the top 1-million websites in the world. That’s a LOT. The downside of this is that the popularity of WordPress makes it a big target for hackers, because they know that there’s a lot of potential targets. Some basic website security will help you strengthen … Read moreWeekend Project: Basic security with iThemes Security plugin

6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Your WordPress website

1 – Not making regular backups. Even if you correct all of the things listed above, your website could still get hacked. Or your webhost could crash. Or you could update a plugin or theme that breaks your site – nothing’s infallible. Having current backups will help you recover more quickly in the event that … Read more6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Your WordPress website

Major WordPress Security Announcement!

If you have a WordPress website, please read this! I don’t want to seem melodramatic or anything, but if you have a WordPress website, you need to read this.  Over the last few weeks, some pretty serious security exploits have been announced, covering some very popular and major plugins (like WordPress SEO by Yoast, GravityForms, … Read moreMajor WordPress Security Announcement!

Protecting your WordPress site with iThemes Security

WordPress powers nearly 25% of the world’s websites – that’s a lot of websites! Because of the popularity of WordPress, it has become a popular target of hackers and spammers. If you have a WordPress website and want to protect your investment (time and money involved in building your site), it is critical that you … Read moreProtecting your WordPress site with iThemes Security

Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability – you should read this!

If you haven’t heard about Heartbleed yet, please take a few minutes to read. And if you have heard about it, but aren’t convinced of the severity of it, you also need to read. “The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under … Read moreHeartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability – you should read this!