How to Reduce Security Risks From WordPress Plugins

Plugins are necessary for enhanced functionality of each WordPress site Most WordPress users including very good coders, prefer to use plugins instead of custom codes on their WordPress website. But the more plugins you implement on your website, the higher the risk to potential threats . This post focuses on how to limit the risk of running WordPress plugins and how to generally prevent these kinds of attacks. But before we look at these preventive measures let us examine how WordPress are exploited. Related posts: WordPress Maintenance Tasks You Need to Perform Regularly Useful Tips and Tricks for WordPress Search Engine Optimization SEO Effects of Changing a WordPress Theme Common Problems with WordPress Websites and How to Fix Them [...]

Before You Install a WordPress Plugin, Ask These Questions

Using WordPress plugins are great way to add new and very exciting functionalities to your website. Plugins can save you time, speed up your website , improve SEO , and do much more. Plugins give web designers and developers the leverage to build sophisticated websites quicker and even better because of the functionalities they add to the website. With more than 20,000 plugins and over 330,000,000 downloads in the official WordPress plugin directory , there’s no question that plugins are an important component of WordPress and will continue to lay a pivotal role in the relevance and position of WordPress as a leading content management system. You will also want to read: How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website How to Prevent the most [...]

Keep Your Website Safe From Hackers with these Easy Steps

Running a safe website is very important. Nothing is probably more frustrating than waking up to find that your website has been defaced, wiped off or seriously compromised by an attacker . Just as you want to keep our website safe from hackers, so also the attackers are devising more ways to pull down websites over the net. Also read: Website Security: A Guide For Shared Web Hosting Accounts How to secure your website from attacks using the .htaccess file Attacks against websit ehas increased overtime especially for content management systems (CMS) whose vulnerabilites are higher because of loads of applications that run on CMSs.. But there are ways to mitigate these attacks and stay safe. We shall look at recommended ways to deal with this problem. [...]

Guard Your Website Reputation: Stay Protected with SSL

SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a standard technology for establishing an encrypted connection between a web server (host) and a web browser (client). Using an SSL secured connection between the two makes sure that all the data passed between them remain private and intrinsic . SSL is an industry standard and is used by websites to protect their online transactions with their customers. If you have ever visited a website using the https:// in the address bar you were creating a secure connection via SSL   Further reading: Website Security: A Guide For Shared Web Hosting Accounts 6 Ways to Protect Your Website From Security Hacks WordPress Plugins You Can't Do Without The Complete Guide to Troubleshoot and Fix the Most [...]

How to Prevent the most common Application Attacks against websites

The internet hosts a large set of applications. Apart from the core applications, there are also other applications inputed into a website. Wordresss call them plugins while Joomla call them extensions , WHMCS call them modules and there are lots of others. all aimed at enhancing the productivity of users. There are also apps like Google Docs, calculators, email, storage, maps, weather and news. Because application attacks are usually the hardest to defend against , additional care must be taken when using software like WordPress or Joomla and other complex web tools.The vulnerabilities encountered within the application layer often rely on complex user input scenarios that are hard to define with an intrusion detection signature. This layer is also the most accessible [...]