5 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Website

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It feels like every week there’s another security breach in the news. It can cause panic, especially when we think website security has to be complicated. But protecting your WordPress website doesn’t have to be hard. WordPress security is easier than you think. In this post, we cover 5 ways to secure your WordPress website. The Cost of Getting Hacked Before we dive into the WordPress security tips, it’s helpful to remember the cost of getting hacked. Sometimes hearing about it over and over on the news can be overwhelming to the point of paralysis. You need to understand the […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2019, Part 2

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Several new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the last half of September, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From Around the Web *We include breaches from around the web because it is essential to also be aware of vulnerabilities outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Exploits to […]

8 WordPress Security Infographics to Download & Share

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Love infographics? We do, too! From WordPress security basics to how to secure your website, we have 8 WordPress security infographics for you to download and share. 1. Five Ways to Secure Your WordPress Website It feels like every week there’s another security breach in the news. It can cause panic, especially when we think website security has to be complicated. But protecting your WordPress website doesn’t have to be hard. WordPress security is easier than you think. In this infographic, we cover the five ways to secure your WordPress website. 2. WordPress Login Security A successful WordPress security strategy […]

The Top 5 WordPress Security Vulnerabilities and How to Avoid Them

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If you own a WordPress website, you should be aware of potential WordPress security vulnerabilities. Just like locking the doors of your house, investing in an alarm system and paying for insurance, your website should have security and safety measures in place. The truth is, most WordPress security issues can be prevented if site owners simply follow WordPress security best practices. In this post, we’ll cover some of the most common website vulnerabilities that can compromise your WordPress website and the steps you can take to strengthen the security of your site. Download PDFDownload PNG 1. Poor Hosting Not all web hosts […]

5 iThemes Security Tips to Secure Your WordPress Website

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Using a WordPress security plugin like iThemes Security Pro is a great way to secure your WordPress site. In this post, we cover 5 iThemes Security tips to help secure your WordPress website. WordPress security can seem like a daunting task, but the good news is managing your security strategy can be a painless experience. 1. Strengthen WordPress Logins Brute Force is the most basic type of WordPress attack. WordPress brute force attacks occur when an intruder attempts to log into a WordPress site by guessing combinations of username and passwords until they successfully login. A bot can quickly scrape […]

New! Make WordPress Security Easy With Passwordless Logins

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The iThemes Security Pro plugin just added a new way for you to lock down your WordPress site while making it easier for you to log in: Passwordless Logins. iThemes Security Pro already offers several ways to secure user logins on your WordPress site: The Password Requirement feature prevents the use of a weak password. Using the built-in Have I Been Pwned database check, iThemes Security Pro makes sure the password hasn’t appeared in a known database breach. With iThemes Security Pro, you can require everyone to use Two-Factor Authentication when logging in. Now iThemes Security Pro has a new […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: August 2019, Part 2

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Several new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the last half of August, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From Around the Web * We include breaches from around the web because it is essential to also be aware of vulnerabilities outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Exploits […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: August 2019, Part 1

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Several new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of August, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From Around the Web * We include breaches from around the web because it is essential to also be aware of vulnerabilities outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Exploits […]

WordPress File Permissions: A Guide to Securing Your Website

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WordPress file permissions and ownership play an integral role in the overall security of your WordPress website, which is why you should be sure to get them right. In this post, we’ll cover all you need to know about WordPress file permissions. Whether you’re a blogger or business owner, the simplicity of WordPress means that it is the most popular CMS system by far. If you are going to use the platform, though, you should give WordPress security the attention it deserves. While there are many different factors to consider, setting up the correct file permissions should be one of […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2019, Part 2

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New WordPress plugin vulnerabilities were disclosed during the last half of July, so we want to keep you aware. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From Around the Web * We include breaches from around the web because it is essential to also be aware of vulnerabilities outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Exploits to server software can expose sensitive data. Database breaches can expose the credentials for the users on your site, opening the door for attackers to access your site. WordPress Core Vulnerabilities No […]