WordPress Security Blog

Admin Notices Manager 1.1: choose which admin notices you see & which not

We can all agree that 2020 was a difficult year. That’s why we are excited to start 2021 with our very first update of the Admin Notices Manager plugin. In this update we added the ability to choose which type of admin notices to show as normal on the WordPress dashboard, in the plugin pop-up, […]

Interview with Ryan Dewhurst, founder of WPScan

Ryan Dewhurst is an ethical hacker and penetration tester who has dedicated many years in helping people in the WordPress community improve the security posture of their websites and protect them from malicious attackers. Ryan is the founder of WPScan, a free, black box WordPress security scanner written for security professionals and blog maintainers to […]

How to safely add custom code to WordPress websites

Users are often looking for ways to tweak their websites, plugins and themes, or to add some modifications to an existing functionality. In most of these cases, you can do so by adding custom code to your WordPress website. There is nothing wrong with adding custom code to your website. However, there are a few […]

WFCM 1.7.0: new file integrity checks & detailed email notifications

2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone. So there is nothing better than ending the year on a high; before we leave for the holidays and enjoy some downtime, we are excited to announce the last release of this year; Website File Changes Monitor 1.7.0. In this update we added a new feature […]

How to choose the best WordPress plugins for your website

WordPress plugins are awesome and if you want your site to have a specific function, or add additional functionality, the chances are there is a plugin out there for it. If you’d like to learn more about what WordPress plugins are, refer to our WordPress plugins introduction. On the WordPress’s repository there are over 57,000 […]

What are WordPress plugins?

If you are new to WordPress, you might be wondering what are WordPress plugins and what’s their purpose. It’s a reasonably common question to ask because plugins are an important part of the WordPress ecosystem. They are essential if you want to build a website with WordPress. In this article, we explain what WordPress plugins […]

WP 2FA 1.5: Fully responsive wizard & performance updates

Today we are excited to announce update 1.5 of the WP 2FA plugin. The highlight of this update is the new fully responsive 2FA wizard and a much improved and efficient code. In this update we have also improved a lot of under the hood things. Let’s dive right in for a highlight of what’s […]

5 best WordPress security plugins for complete site security

Your WordPress site’s security should be one of your top concerns as a webmaster. However, there’s no such thing as a ‘set and forget’ approach with security. In actual fact, your security arrangements should form part of a never-ending process. You need to continually harden, monitor, improve, and test your WordPress security arrangements. When it […]

Why WordPress admin notices matter (and how to manage them effectively)

Every time you log into the WordPress dashboard, you are probably greeted with a few message at the top of your screen. These messages are called WordPress admin notices. Contrary to what many WordPress users might think – that they’re an annoyance without an ‘off’ switch – they can be incredibly useful. At least, that […]

WordPress debug: how to enable it & debugging options

Sometimes we are unable to reproduce a problem that a user is encountering when using one of our WordPress plugins. When this happens, we ask the user to send us more information about their website’s and plugin’s setup. Such information is typically found in a log file, more specifically, the WordPress debug log file. This […]

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