User management is a difficult task and it is a webmasters’ and systems administrators’ nightmare. If not done properly, it can lead to a number of security issues. For example there have been cases where employees still had access to confidential business data, months and sometimes even years after leaving their job. These type of user management… Read More
Your business just switched from a custom made and complex CMS system to WordPress. All well and good, you have setup your blog, installed a few plugins and ready to get cracking. But how will you keep track of what the users are doing on your new WordPress website? Introducing WordPress Audit Trail Plugins WordPress… Read More
This post explains why you should know who is logged in to your WordPress websites and blogs and how you can do it.
First things first, do not panic. 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; identifying the source of the hack, identifying the infection, cleaning the code, regaining control of your WordPress website or blog and removing the… Read More
There are several benefits to keeping a record of everything that is happening on your website in a WordPress audit log. As seen in this example, you can configure email alert so you are alerted of any suspicious user behaviour at an early stage, allowing you to thwart any possible hacker attacks before any damage is done on your WordPress website and multisite network.
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… Read More
This document explains how to grant remote access to a WordPress or any other MySQL database. Remote access might be needed if you need to extract or read data from the WordPress database from a remote location, for example to read the WordPress security alerts generated by WP Security Audit Log plugin and store them in a centralized logging and monitoring system.
WordPress security keys are used to encrypt the WordPress login details stored in user’s cookies once they login to WordPress. By configuring the WordPress security keys you also improve the security of your WordPress. This article explains what are the WordPress security keys and how you can configure them in the wp-config.php file.
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.
The definitive WordPress SSL Guide | Do you have an online shop on your WordPress? Or would you like to improve the security of your WordPress by encrypting the WordPress login session? This WordPress security guide explains in step by step fashion how to enable WordPress SSL for your login page and admin pages, for a specific page or post and more.