WordPress Security VS Functionality – Striking the Right Balance
The more functionality your WordPress has the bigger the attack surface is. The more lines of code there are, and the more plugins you install the more prone to malicious hacker attack your WordPress will be. Ever heard this before? While many believe such facts are true, it all depends on how well things are […]
Using Media to Improve WordPress Security
Media can have a big impact on WordPress security. As we have learnt from last week’s WordPress SEO plugin vulnerability, if media is used effectively more users will keep their plugins up to date, which also means more secure.
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.
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.
Understanding the WordPress Security Plugins Ecosystem
There are many WordPress security plugins available but not all of them have the same scope. Hence before being deciding which plugin to install, users should first understand what type of plugins there are available to be able to determine which plugins will help them meet the WordPress security requirements, and ensure that every aspect of the WordPress security ecosystem is addressed.
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.
An Infographic About the State of Security of WordPress Blogs and Websites
A recent WordPress security infographic shows that more than 170,000 WordPress blogs and websites were hacked in 2012. Most of them were hacked via a vulnerability in the plugin or theme they were using. Read this blog post for more information about the state of security of WordPress sites.
How to Install a WordPress Plugin for Beginners
In this WordPress tutorial we will explain three different methods which you can use to install a plugin; using the search option from WordPress Admin Panel, using the Upload option in the WordPress Admin Panel and using FTP to manually upload the WordPress plugin.
How to Choose the Best Plugin for WordPress
When looking for a plugin for WordPress there are several things you should keep in mind. WordPress plugins are powerful scripts that plug in to your WordPress installation to extend the functionality of your WordPress blog or website, thus they are very powerful. WordPress plugins are open source; typically plugins are maintained by someone for […]
Introduction to WordPress Plugins
WordPress Plugins are small open source PHP scripts which have the power to transform a WordPress installation into anything the user wants such as an online store, a social networking website or even a content management system as a backend for a normal website. Even though some WordPress plugins are available at a price, most […]