New! Save Time Securing WordPress With User Groups
The iThemes Security Pro plugin already helps you lock down your WordPress website down to the user-level with the User Security Check and User Logging features. Today, we are excited to roll out the New User Groups feature gives you the power to enforce the right level of security for the right people. Introducing User Groups: The Right Amount of Security for The Right People There is a balance of restriction and usability that you must strike when implementing a security strategy. Using the new User Groups, you can create a group of everyone who can make changes to your […]

A Guide to iThemes Security Pro Lockouts
iThemes Security Pro lockouts are a way to harden your website against external attacks, including WordPress brute force attacks. In this guide, we’ll cover iThemes Security Pro lockouts and how to use them. Keep reading for tips to avoid the dreaded lockout screen (in case you or your client has accidentally locked yourself out of your website) and how to release the lockout if it’s triggered. (Locked out? Get the release lockout solution now!) What Types of iThemes Security Pro Lockouts Are There? There are multiple ways a lockout can be triggered using the iThemes Security Pro plugin. The 4 […]

iThemes Security Setup Essentials (January 2020)
iThemes Security Pro has a multitude of settings to help you secure your WordPress website. In this webinar, iThemes Associate Product Manager Michael Moore provides in-depth explanations of each security feature and a walkthrough of how to customize iThemes Security Pro for your needs. Watch the Video: How To Set Up the iThemes Security Plugin on Your WordPress Website A WordPress security plugin like iThemes Security Pro adds an important extra layer of security to your website. To make setup easier, a one-click WordPress Security Check will enable the recommend settings. There a lot of other great features you can […]

New! iThemes Security now includes Security Check Pro and CCPA changes in Pro
Not every site is the same; that is why we have always been hesitant to take a blanket approach to WordPress Security. For example, several sites are behind some proxy. When a site is behind a proxy, it could appear that every visitor is coming from the same IP address. When malicious actors seem to have the same IP of your customers, it can make it tricky to lockout the correct IPs and prevent the attacker from bypass the lockout. iThemes Security Check Pro Proxy Detection iThemes Security version 7.6.0 now includes the Security Check Pro, which was previously only […]

How to Secure Your Online Store for the Holidays: A 10-Point Website Security Audit
If you are running an online store, you are likely to see a steep increase in traffic during the holiday season. With new customers entering their payment information and personal addresses onto your website, it’s more important than ever to secure your online store in preparation for the holidays. November and December are the busiest shopping months of the year, which makes any downtime related to a hack or security breach more expensive than any other time of year. Your website’s uptime has never been more valuable, and that is why this is the perfect time to perform a security […]

5 Common WordPress Security Issues
If you own a WordPress-powered website or are considering using WordPress as your CMS, you may be concerned about potential WordPress security issues. In this post, we’ll outline a few of the most common WordPress security vulnerabilities, along with steps you can take to secure and protect your WordPress site. Is WordPress Secure? The answer to the question “is WordPress secure?” is it depends. WordPress itself is very secure as long as WordPress security best practices are followed. According to the latest usage of content management systems data from W3Techs, WordPress powers 34% off all websites. So WordPress security vulnerabilities […]

5 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 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
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
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
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 […]