Articles from Mark Grima

About Mark Grima

Mark likes to experiment with WordPress and building, or breaking websites with it. Since he is experimenting with WordPress and likes to write he is documenting things that he has learnt, the plugins he uses etc. When not dealing with WordPress sites you'll find Mark in some of the town's best cafes with his friends.

Top reasons why WordPress websites get hacked (and how you can stop it)

Hacking is the process of finding flaws in a system, and exploiting them to bypass security controls. ‘Ethical’ hackers use this process to learn about a system and find its weaknesses. However, malicious or ‘black hat’ hacking is also common. It is often used to break into websites. There are a lot of reasons why […]

How to Manually Deactivate WordPress Plugins

Plugins are a great aspect of using WordPress. However, at some point, you’ll need to uninstall or deactivate a plugin for one reason or another. This might present a problem, in that, the default method for deactivating WordPress plugins might not be always available. For example, to fix an issue where you lose access to […]

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

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 […]

4 Reasons Password Policies Are Vital for WordPress Users

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 […]

Passwords Management Best Practices For WordPress Administrators

“Use a strong and different password for every online service, device, email account and website you have.” As an owner  or contributor to a few WordPress sites you are subscribed to an overwhelming number of online services and websites. And even though you agree with the above statement, it is very difficult for you to […]

Automated WordPress Security & Protection with Sucuri

WordPress security is easy, when you have the right automated tools. When I started using WordPress I did all the site hardening myself, manually. WordPress security hardening is not difficult, especially if you have a background in web application security. You can also find quite a few checklists online and follow if you are new […]

DNS for WordPress Admins – Domains, Registrars & DNS Records

Many WordPress site admins only deal with DNS once every blue moon. Mainly when buying a new domain, setting up a new website, and migrating to a new web host. However, since DNS is the core of the internet, and a small mistake in the DNS records can result in visitors not being able to […]

Force Strong Passwords on Users to Improve WordPress Security

It is impossible to ignore security when it comes to managing WordPress sites and blogs. In fact many business site administrators choose a secure WordPress web host for their sites. On top of that, they install a WordPress firewall plugin or service, and keep a log of what is happening one their site with a […]