iThemes Security Pro Plugin Suite – Beef Up Your WordPress Security

iThemes Security Pro Plugin Suite – Beef Up Your WordPress Security

Website security is always a hot topic, especially since you never really can be too secure. WordPress is used by 25% of all websites which is great, but it also makes WordPress a target for hackers. So step up your game, and beef up your website security with a few easy steps. We'll show you why and how to secure your…

How to Recover a Hacked WordPress Site

How to Recover a Hacked WordPress Site

A couple of days ago, I did something I normally try to avoid; I took to social media to rant. This was after I received a disheartening message via email, which prompted me to contact my web host, but the tech support did everything but help matters, hence the need to air dirty linen on Twitter. Being who I am,…

5 Default Security Threats in WordPress and How to Fix Them

5 Default Security Threats in WordPress and How to Fix Them

WordPress is a massively popular, completely open source piece of software. The great thing about that security-wise, is that there is a huge community that work with it, who are able to discover bugs as well as security risks quicker than one might with an in-house CMS solution. (It's hard to find out about weaknesses when one way to find…

How To Secure Your WordPress Blog, Helpful Tips For Any User

How To Secure Your WordPress Blog, Helpful Tips For Any User

It's always all fun and games until you can't login to your beloved WordPress website because the bad guys took over. All fun and games until somebody gets hacked, loses access to the WordPress admin dashboard and hell breaks loose. Your moods take the first hit. They quickly dampen when you discover you've been dethroned. It's hurting and frustrating to…

HTTPS & WordPress – Do You Really Need It?

HTTPS & WordPress – Do You Really Need It?

The Internet isn’t a very safe place for confidential talk. There are thousands of prying eyes waiting to leech your personal information – your street address, your phone number, and your credit card information. That’s why most companies use the Secure HTTP (HTTPS) protocol when processing confidential tasks. Today we’re going to talk about HTTPS and debate on whether we…

Best .htaccess Snippets to Improve WordPress Security

Best .htaccess Snippets to Improve WordPress Security

WordPress security is one of the most undermined factors amongst novice bloggers. In an unsupervised WordPress installation, there are quite a few potential vulnerabilities that are left unattended. Most of the WordPress installation tutorials explain a quick and easy way to deploy WordPress in minutes. But they miss out a few important security factors. For example, directory browsing and using…

How to Enable 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress

How to Enable 2-Factor Authentication in WordPress

In this tutorial we’ll be learning how to enable two-factor authentication for WordPress using a free plugin called Duo Two-Factor Authentication. Duo Security is an enterprise-level, renowned security service which is trusted by hundreds of companies like Sony, Microsoft, Accenture, Toyota and Yelp. It’s extremely secure and equally easy to use. What is Two-Factor Authentication? In very simple terms, two-factor…