Category: wordpress plugins

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 […]

Statistics highlight the biggest source of WordPress vulnerabilities

WordPress vulnerabilities statistics show that the main source of WordPress vulnerabilities are in WordPress plugins. These vulnerabilities statistics also show how important it is to always run the latest version of WordPress core, plugins and themes.

Should maintained plugins be suspended from the WordPress repository when there is a security issue?

On 27th February 2020, at 9:34PM (CET) we received an email notifying us that our plugin WP Activity Log was “temporarily withdrawn from the WordPress.org Plugin directory due to an exploit”. We submitted a fix on Friday, 28th February 2020, at 4:08PM. It only took us 16.5 hours to release the fix. We would have […]

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 […]

WordPress Firewalls – How They Work & Enhance The Security Of Your WordPress Site

A WordPress website firewall (also known as a Web Application Firewall) helps you protect your WordPress websites and blogs from malicious hacker attacks, though it is not a bullet broof solution. This article explains how they work and discusses their pros and cons.

Site-Specific WordPress Plugin for Code Snippets

This WordPress tutorial explains what is a site-specific code snippets plugin and what are the advantages of using it. The tutorial also explains how to create the site-specific WordPress plugin to store code snippets specific to your WordPress blog or website.