How to Fix WordPress Security Holes for a Safer Shopping Experience

How to Fix WordPress Security Holes for a Safer Shopping Experience

When setting up an e-commerce site on WordPress, security needs to be your number one priority. Any time you’re dealing with people’s personal information or financial data, you have to be doubly careful. Failing to show you’re a trustworthy vendor via recognizable security logos and such could lose you customers. But failing to account for security could result in a…

Is Your WordPress Site Secure? 10 Things to Look For

Is Your WordPress Site Secure? 10 Things to Look For

One of the most important things you can do when building a WordPress site is make sure it's secure. While you can never get site security up to 100%, you can certainly shoot for 99% and you can accomplish that by enacting measures -- both big and small -- that account for every access point of your site and its…

WordPress Security: Is Your WordPress Site Really Secure?

WordPress Security: Is Your WordPress Site Really Secure?

WordPress is a great platform, but hackers and the other scum of the Internet can wreak havoc any time, especially if your theme (or WordPress installation) makes it easy for them. This is particularly why should never search for "free WordPress themes", which is something we've all done at one time or another. Take note, I'm not against free WordPress themes,…

VaultPress For Easy WordPress Backups & Restoring

VaultPress For Easy WordPress Backups & Restoring

Backups... that's the story of my life! I have always done everything to backup everything: my computers, my websites, important papers (that I scanned)... nearly everything. Why? Simply because if my computers crash I don't want to lose years of hard work, so if a fire burns my house I want to have a copy of my diploma. That's why…

The 5 Steps I Took to Recover My WordPress Blog from a Hack

The 5 Steps I Took to Recover My WordPress Blog from a Hack

My blog, Leaving Work Behind, was hacked in April. It's something you read about often enough but never really expect to happen to you until it's too late. To be honest I didn't see myself as a prime candidate -- I've written about WordPress security often enough to have plenty of preventative measures in place. However, those measures were clearly not…

How to Secure Your WordPress Site in 5 Simple Steps

How to Secure Your WordPress Site in 5 Simple Steps

WordPress security is a hot topic around the blogosphere right now. The recent botnet attacks on a huge number of WordPress sites has some people scrambling to recover their precious data and others acting quickly to put preventative security measures in place. Then there are those who thought ahead and took action before it was needed. The chances are that…

5 Things You Must Avoid Doing in WordPress

5 Things You Must Avoid Doing in WordPress

The WordPress backend can be dangerous ground to tread upon as a beginner. Anything that offers such power must also apportion responsibility to the user, which is where some people can go wrong when getting started. Without wanting to frighten you too much, there are certain things you can do in WordPress that will just plain break it. On a…