Articles from Joel Barbara

About Joel Barbara

Joel is our technical writer responsible for writing the different kinds of content we need. With a background in tech and content, he has a passion for making technology accessible and understandable for everyone.

How to Debug Common WordPress Issues

WordPress is a very stable CMS system and, in most cases, works without a hitch. Due to its versatility, however, in certain cases, an issue may pop up. This can happen for several reasons, which is why troubleshooting and debugging are very important. Fortunately, WordPress comes with an essential tool right out of the box that will make the task much easier.

This article takes a look at the WordPress debugging tool before looking at the most common issues that many WordPress administrators and website owners may encounter. We’ll then look at causes and fixes to help you get back up and running in no time at all.

WordPress and phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a GUI web application (Graphical User Interface) that allows you to access and work on MySQL-based databases. Having a GUI can make it easier to manage MySQL databases if you’re unfamiliar with the CLI (Command Line Interface). While the CLI is often preferred by professionals and enthusiasts due to its flexibility, it can be daunting to those who do not regularly work on databases – this is the problem that phpMyAdmin seeks to address.

This article will take a hard look at phpMyAdmin from the WordPress point of view, including how it works, available installation options, and basic navigation.

Black Friday deals 2022

This Black Friday, we are offering an amazing 50% discount on all new plugin subscriptions. This is the perfect opportunity to shore up your WordPress security and administration (at a hefty discount) as we head into a busy festive season.

Participate in our WordPress administration survey and win

Following the success of our WordPress security survey, we are launching another survey – this time addressing WordPress administration. The purpose of this survey is to get an understanding of how our customers and readers undertake basic WordPress administration tasks.

GDPR and WordPress

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is an extensive EU (European Union) regulation that represents the minimum requirements for anyone handling the data of EU citizens. The regulation has 99 articles, split into 11 chapters. While this might sound intimidating, breaking it down can help us understand its key points and how it affects WordPress websites.

A look at WordPress auto updates statistics in 2022

WordPress auto-updates can be quite a divisive topic. When enabled, auto-updates can ensure that you get the latest updates as soon as they become available. This can help you mitigate certain risks, such as security holes, as fast as possible. Yet, untested updates can break your website – so what’s the deal? Should auto-updates be enabled or disabled? The answer is not so simple.

An analysis of the Cisco 2022 hack

On the 24th of May, 2022, Cisco was made aware by its security teams that there had been a breach. The attacker had managed to gain access, escalate their privileges, install remote access and hacking software, and take steps to maintain access to the systems. They managed to do all of this one step at a time. As we shall see, this should have been easily preventable.

CISA’s list of bad practices that harm WordPress security

CISA, which stands for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, is a US federal agency operating under the Department of Homeland Security. Established in 2018, it supersedes the NPPD – National Protection and Programs Directorate and is tasked with improving cybersecurity against attacks originating from both private and state-backed hackers.

Participate in our WordPress security survey and win

We are launching our very first WordPress security survey. The aim of this survey is to understand how WordPress administrators and owners view and manage basic security tasks on their WordPress websites. While we have carried out surveys in the past, this survey is perhaps more ambitious than what we have previously done.

C4WP 7.1.0: Support for Gravity Forms and WPForms

We are thrilled to announce the release of CAPTCHA 4WP version 7.1.0. This release features some highly-requested new features alongside a number of improvements to help administrators and website owners ensure the success of CAPTCHA deployments on WordPress websites when using CAPTCHA 4WP.

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