Year in review: 2022
Exactly a year ago, I sat at this very same keyboard to write an article that’s not too different from this one. While a lot has happened since then, the year has all but flown past. I am told that this is due to my getting older – the older you get, the smaller of a percentage a year is of your lived life; hence it seems like less time has passed.
In last year’s recap (covering 2021), we were starting to free ourselves from the clutches of the pandemic. Today, we are better equipped to deal with its ramifications, but 2022 brought its own set of challenges and wins.
Announcing the release of WPassword 2.6.0
We are happy to announce the latest release of WPassword. This version includes several improvements and bug fixes for an even smoother user and administrative experience while maintaining focus on WordPress password security.
ANM 1.3.0: Better support for custom admin notices
We are happy to announce the release of Admin Notices Manager version 1.3.0. This latest version allows you to gain even more control over the admin notices than ever before, with a number of fixes and enhancements ensuring a smooth user experience throughout.
2021: A year in review
2021 was touted as the year in which everything returns back to normality. Alas, this was not to be, as the developments we were hoping for didn’t fully materialize. 2021, however, was a year of hope in which human ingenuity triumphed over tragedy.
Important CAPTCHA 4WP Announcement
When the original developer of the plugin formerly known as Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3) developed the plugin, he included integration with third-party plugins such as Contact Form 7 and WooCommerce as a premium feature. This could be clearly seen in the Premium Edition advert located on the right side of the plugin page.
How to block failed login attempts on WordPress
This article explains why many WordPress websites have a lot of failed login attempts. It also explains what you can do to protect your WordPress website from failed login attacks.
PPMWP 2.4.1: Weekly summary email & other improvements
We are happy to announce update 2.4.1 of WPassword. This update includes several new features and housekeeping updates designed to improve the plugin’s functionality, usability, and performance.
WordPress PCI compliance for e-commerce & business sites
If you have an e-commerce or business WordPress site, most probably you’ve already heard of PCI DSS and PCI compliance. As an online merchant / seller your WordPress website has to be compliant to the PCI DSS regulations, otherwise you risk being fined. Even if you use a third party payment gateway such as PayPal or Stripe, there are still some regulatory requirements your website has to adhere to.
How to clean a hacked WordPress website or blog
Whether your WordPress website has been hacked and you’re currently in damage control, or whether you’re preparing for the worst, this article will guide you through the process of cleaning a hacked WordPress website. The process is documented in an easy to follow step-by-step format to help you accomplish the following:
WordPress HTTPS, SSL & TLS – a guide for website administrators
When you visit a website, your browser (also known as a client) sends a HTTP request to a web server. Once the web server sends an HTTP response, the browser can then render the page to your screen. However, HTTP traffic has a problem; it is a plaintext protocol. This makes it susceptible to snooping and meddling.