WordPress Security Blog

Call for beta testers

Quality and dependability are two tenets on which all of our plugins are built. We work to achieve this day in day out through a rigorous development process that also involves considerable testing by our internal team. This enables us to ensure we only release any new update or plugin once we are confident that it’s solid and will perform well.

What is a WordPress Vulnerability Scanner, and do you need one?

It’s pretty safe to say that all software has some kind of vulnerabilities. This does not necessarily mean that the software is bad or sub-standard – vulnerabilities can arise for all sorts of reasons – from failed QA processes to environmental incompatibilities or misconfigurations.

Announcing MelaPress Login Security 1.0.0

Today, we are super proud to announce the new and improved MelaPress Login Security (formerly WPassword). This release marks some important changes to our plugin lineup, as well as WP White Security, which we have been working on for the past few months.

What you need to know about WordPress updates

Improve the security and productivity of your WordPress website with regular updates. Learn why keeping WordPress, plugins, and themes up-to-date is essential for website administration, and how it can enhance the experience for your visitors. Keep your website running smoothly with the latest versions.

How to recover from a WordPress 2FA lockout

Using 2FA to secure your WordPress website is by far one of the best security measures you can take. It adds an additional layer of security while being very easy to set up. Furthermore, it has a proven track record of stopping the vast majority of login-based attacks, such as brute-force attacks. While many WordPress administrators have already implemented 2FA, several still shy away from this technology. A major reason for this is the misconception about lockouts.

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.

Hardening MySQL for your WordPress site

WordPress, the most popular CMS, runs on MySQL, the most popular database out there. Spending some time to ensure your MySQL installation and WordPress database configuration installation is adequately hardened against common attack vectors can help you reduce risks. This is especially true if you are managing your MySQL server yourself.

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.

3 essential legal policies for WordPress websites

Writing legal policies for your WordPress website may feel a little daunting. However, without these important pages, you could find yourself in hot water and damage your brand’s reputation.

If you’re unable to hire a legal expert, there are tools you can use to create policies for your WordPress site. This way, you can ensure that you’re protected against claims or complaints from disgruntled users.

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.

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