Password Policy Manager 1.4: premium trials, advantageous pricing & plugin improvements

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In September 2018 we released the first version of the Password Policy Manager plugin for WordPress. The plugin has been a great success. It helps hundreds of administrators ensure their WordPress users use very strong passwords. Today we are announcing update 1.4 of the plugin. With this update we are allowing users to trial the plugin before they buy it, which we believe is very important when selling a premium only plugin. This post tells you about all that is new with update Password Policy Manager 1.4. Premium plugin now available directly from our website Until this release we were […]

Prevention is the way to go when it comes to WordPress security

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A common misconception is that malicious hackers only target websites with large income, or those that store valuable sensitive information. However, WordPress websites generally get a lot of unwanted attention, which is why it’s important to take preventive measures from the get-go. The good news is that (on top of basic measures such as having a robust updating strategy) WordPress offers you a lot of options to protect your website against hack attacks. Even simple implementations, such as enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) can drastically improve the security of your website or eCommerce store. In this article, we’ll talk about why […]

What is regulatory compliance & how does it affect WordPress security?

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In order to do business, your WordPress website and business have to adhere to rules and regulations. These rules and regulations may take the form of laws (such as GDPR or HIPAA). They may also be compliance requirements, such as PCI DSS or ISO 27001, and may vary from one country to the other. What is compliance? Regulatory compliance, or simply, compliance describes the state of a business being in line with rules and established guidelines specified by a regulatory body. Compliance is a vital component in any organization valuing transparency, security and accountability. Businesses can leverage compliance to conduct […]

Website File Changes Monitor 1.2: New Scan Now button & improvements

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Update 1.2 of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin for WordPress is available for download. In this update we have: Added a new Scan Now button to the main interface so you can launch instant file changes scans on your WordPress site with just a mouse click. Introduced a new setting to enable debug logging for the plugin. With this setting, when enabled the plugin will keep a detailed log of what is happening during the scan. For example which directory it is scanning, what file changes it detected etc. Most probably you won’t need to enable debug logging, but […]

How to manage your WordPress users

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The more users your have on your WordPress website, the more difficult it is to manage them. The administrative efforts required usually include controlling access, restricting ‘site-breaking’ settings, stopping users from modifying specific content, and more. WordPress has user roles to let you set privileges and manage users. However, there are plenty of other ways to run a more efficient operation, without getting bogged down with user micromanagement. In this article, we’re going to go over the challenges of managing a WordPress website with multiple users. Then we highlight three tips to help you do it more efficiently. The Challenges […]

Website File Changes Monitor Plugin Update – Email Notifications

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Today we are releasing update 1.1 of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin. This update is based on the important feedback we got from our users after launching this plugin a few weeks ago. The main highlight of this update are the instant file changes notifications via email. However there is much more to this update, as this blog highlights. Email notifications of file changes on WordPress sites Instant email notifications were the most requested feature since we released the Website File Changes Monitor (WFCM) plugin. So it is only appropriate to include this feature in the first update of […]

4 Reasons Password Policies Are Vital for WordPress Users

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For every account you set up you should use a unique and difficult password. That’s a given, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t give a second though to password security. This means that, in many cases, the safest approach is to not leave password safety up to your users. Instead, you can enforce the use of strong passwords across all your WordPress site users. This is a simple way to improve the security of your WordPress site. In this article we’re going to talk about the fundamentals of password security and WordPress password security . Then we’ll […]

Password Policies Manager Plugin Update 1.2 – Support For Custom Login Pages

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Today we announce Password Policy Manager for WordPress update 1.2, the plugin that enables administrators to enforce strong WordPress passwords. The highlight of this update is a new hook that allows theme developers to include the password policies in custom pages. In this update we have also included a few minor improvements and enhancements. Support for custom WordPress login & user profile pages When users’ change or reset their passwords the plugin shows them the requirements their passwords have to meet. Users cannot change their password if it does not meet the requirements. This works out of the box when […]

What Is WordPress File Integrity Scanning & Why Your Site Needs It?

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Have you ever had to clean your WordPress website from a malware infection? Do you know how to find out which code was compromised? Do you know if your developers or agency left backup and leftover files on your website that can leave you exposed? This post explains how File integrity monitoring (FIM) helps you answer such questions. We will see how file integrity checks with a plugin are instrumental in helping you better manage your WordPress site’s files. Detecting issues at an early stage is very important – it allows you to mitigate and limit the attack’s or problem’s […]

Announcing The New Website File Changes Monitor Plugin for WordPress

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We have been toying with the idea of developing a WordPress file integrity scanning and monitoring plugin for quite some time. However, we did not want to develop just another file scanning plugin. We wanted to develop a WordPress file scanning plugin that addresses the issues existing  ones have! So in January we went back to the drawing board and today we are excited to announce our new WordPress plugin – Website File Changes Monitor. We are really proud of what we achieved with Website File Changes Monitor. We developed a WordPress file scanning plugin that does not report false […]