Top 10 WordPress Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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WordPress security mistakes are easy to make. The most common mistakes in your WordPress security can be based on outdated information, common WordPress security myths or just not knowing WordPress security best practices. While WordPress itself is secure, avoiding WordPress security mistakes requires a little bit of effort from site owners. In this post, we’ll cover the top 10 WordPress security mistakes with tips on how to avoid them. In this article Let’s dive in. We’ll cover eveyrthing from the quality of your WordPress host to your WordPress admin login to the themes and plugins you use. 1. Choosing Poor […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Away Mode

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we will highlight a feature in the iThemes Security Pro plugin and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we will cover Away Mode, a cool feature to create “hours of operation” for your WordPress admin login. In this article Why Should I Use Away Mode? Most of us start and stop are workdays at generally the same time every day. But, like most things online, our WordPress login is available 24 hrs a day. So even though we aren’t going to be […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – WordPress Security Logs

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we will highlight a feature in the iThemes Security Pro plugin and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we will cover the iThemes Security Pro WordPress Security Logs, a great way to keep track of security events on your website. In this article Why We Developed the WordPress Security Logs Logging is an essential part of your WordPress security strategy. Insufficient logging and monitoring can lead to a delay in the detection of a security breach. Most breach studies show […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – File Change Detection

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we will highlight a feature in the iThemes Security Pro plugin and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover File Change Detection, a great way to keep track of changes made on your WordPress website. In this article Why We Developed File Change Detection: Malware Even if you follow the WordPress security best practices, there is still a chance for your site to become compromised. A compromise means that a hacker breached your website and infected it […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2020, Part 2

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Quite a few new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of September, making this one of our largest round-ups to date. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core, WordPress plugins, and WordPress themes. In the September, Part 2 Report WordPress Core Vulnerabilities No WordPress core vulnerabilities were disclosed in the second of September. Just make sure you are running the […]

New! Banned Users Gets an Upgrade in iThemes Security Pro 6.7.0

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The iThemes Security Pro Banned Users feature just got an upgrade. Banned Users version now gives you more flexibility on how bans are enforced on your website. Plus, with the new Banned Users Security Card, you can manage your bans directly from your WordPress Security Dashboard. Current iThemes Security Pro, Plugin Suite & Toolkit customers will find version 6.7.0 of the iThemes Security Pro plugin available as an automatic update from your WordPress dashboard or as a manual download from the iThemes Member Panel. Save time by updating all your sites at once from the iThemes Sync dashboard. What is the Banned Users […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Privilege Escalation

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Privilege Escalation, the most underutilized feature in iThemes Security Pro. Why We Developed Privilege Escalation Anytime you create a new user, you are adding another entry point that a hacker could exploit. But there will likely be times you may need some outside help for your website, like when you are seeking support or after hiring an independent […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2020, Part 1

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New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of September, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core, WordPress plugins, and WordPress themes. In the August, Part 2 Report WordPress Core Vulnerabilities No WordPress core vulnerabilities were disclosed in the first half of September. However, a new minor version of WordPress was released on September […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Version Management

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Version Management, a great tool that makes managing updates of WordPress or themes and plugins a breeze. Why We Developed Version Management Keeping software updated is an essential part of any security strategy. Updates aren’t just for bug fixes and new features. Updates can also include critical security patches. Without that patch, you are leaving your phone, computer, server, router, or […]

The Top 10 Things To Do After Installing iThemes Security Pro

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iThemes Security Pro is jam-packed full of 50+ security methods to secure and protect your WordPress website. That is a ton of options! If you find yourself not knowing where to start after installing iThemes Security Pro, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we will cover the top 10 things to do after installing iThemes Security Pro. Table of Contents 1. Run the Security Check There are several reasons that you will want to run the iThemes Security Pro Security Check. The Security Check enables all of the iThemes Security Pro settings that play nicely in all […]