How to Find and Clean Backdoors in a Hacked WordPress Site

There are times when you have your WordPress website cleaned up and the attacker is still able to gain access. This happens if you did not clean it up properly and there was a backdoor created by the hacker which allowed a bypass of normal authentication. In this article, we will show you how to find a backdoor in a hacked WordPress site and fix it. Also read: How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode Common Problems with WordPress Websites and How to Fix Them Best Slider Plugins for WordPress Websites Best Rated Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress Websites Best Plugins for Faster Loading WordPress Websites in 2016   What is a Backdoor?  Backdoor simply means bypassing normal authentication [...]

Recommended Security Checks For Your Joomla Website

Website security is important and it is far more important to learn how to prevent attacks than understanding how to fix them. Joomla is a very popular content management system widely used by over 200million websites around the world as at April 2018. It has become the next most installed script on the Todhost web hosting platform after WordPress.   Further reading: Joomla Security - The Complete Guide 4 Things That Will Make Your Website Unhackable How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website How to Prevent the most common Application Attacks against websites 6 Ways to Protect Your Website From Security Hacks Best Joomla Extensions Recommended for Every Website    Joomla! has [...]

How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode

It is a common practice to set your website to maintenance mode when updating major sections of the website such as trying to fix a problem or running an updated version of a plugin. For several reasons which could be to fix a white screen of death problem , boost security against hackers and several others, we often update our own website and will automatically switch to the maintenance mode once an update is running. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 6 steps to clean and harden your Wordpress website Security with the Free Sucuri plugin 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website Visitors to your website can be turned off [...]

WordPress Performance: How to Find a Slow Plugin

One common problem with Content Management Systems including WordPress is that they are usually slow. The quick fix to a slow WordPress site and any other Content Management System is to enable a cache system. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 6 steps to clean and harden your Wordpress website Security with the Free Sucuri plugin 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website But there are cases where increased traffic leads to slow site despite the existence of a functional cache system. In this article, we shall address this issue with slow WordPress plugins. One slow plugin can slow down the entire site. We shall look [...]

Search Engine Manipulation: What It Is And Why Google Frowns At It

Google's comments in response to a legal battle against a publisher threw up some controversy over its position on Search Engine Optimization . Some think Google could come against SEO . But Google condemn Search Engine Manipulation and not SEO per say. Lets look further into this scenario. Does Google now view search engine optimization as bad, as spam, as something you could get banned for? Certainly not, but that is the take away you could now get based on a legal fight between Google and a publisher that was banned from its search results. Many of us have gotten a Google penalty including an outright ban. But this legal battle throws up some interesting questions and we will be seeing a possible change in the behavior of Google following this [...]

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