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.

Achieve GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce in 5 Steps

If you own an eCommerce store, you’ve probably heard of GDPR. However, you may not be fully conversant with GDPR law and have a lot of questions in your mind. Our goal with this article is to address all your GDPR concerns for your WooCommerce website and help you ensure GDPR compliance for your business.

The cost of a WordPress website security breach

A security breach can be expensive. Many studies and statistics put the average of a security breach in the millions of dollars. This figure, however, does not mean much without context. Indeed, it can be complicated to derive an average cost for a security breach.

A guide to hardening the web server of your WordPress website

Due to their function, web servers are different from many other devices in a typical network environment—they are not only exposed to the internet by design, but they likely serve web traffic to complete strangers.

How to stay safe online as a new WordPress administrator

As a new WordPress administrator, you undoubtedly have a lot to think about and do. After all, WordPress websites are as fun and exciting as they are demanding. Even so, one thing that many new administrators do not think about enough is safety and security.

What is CAPTCHA?

In this article, we will be going on a CAPTCHA exploration journey, starting at its inception, all the way through the various iterations it went through to become what it is today. We will also be looking at how WordPress websites can leverage what CAPTCHA has to offer to increase WordPress security, reliability, and reputation.

Why you should use a log management service?

Logs provide the foundational data to support performance, user and technical monitoring on your WordPress sites and the web servers they run. With them you can understand who changed what and when.

Exposed backup and unreferenced files and how to find them

Keeping your WordPress secure involves a continuous process of testing, hardening, monitoring, and improving. There are several things WordPress administrators can take care of to help them ensure their websites are safe.

Hardening PHP for WordPress

WordPress runs on PHP, and is a core component to pay attention to when hardening your WordPress site. This article will cover some of the most common, low-hanging fruit you can address when it comes to PHP security for WordPress.

WordPress email deliverability and how to improve it

Email is arguably the most common electronic communication medium on Earth. It’s used for everything, from communication to alert notifications, to password reset flows and email-based Two-factor Authentication (2FA).

Can your WordPress website users damage your business?

Phishing and Pretexting are two of the most favoured tactics employed by cybercriminals. These social attacks tempt your users into giving up their login credentials along with other personal information. These details are then used in hacking attacks, breaching your security defences, accessing your web applications, your systems, your data.

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