I would like to share with you some tools online that I use in a pinch: for those little tasks or gathering some quick info. Some are directly related to WordPress while others are not. But I promise you, they are all very handy.
Security is one of the most important aspects of your WordPress site. Find tips and resources to help you keep your site secure and fit.
You might have heard from others that WordPress has a lot of security issues. And that hackers are always trying to get into WordPress sites. The problem isn’t that the software is secure, it’s more the oversights that users make. There are a lot of ways to keep your site secure, including using services that constantly scan […]
When managing your self-hosted site, you will notice that not only does the version of WordPress need to be updated occasionally, but also your plugins and themes. For both functionality and security reasons, it’s important to stay updated. Updating Tips: 1. Make sure you have a full backup in place before updating, just to be […]
In this video I will show you an overview of the premium plugin, BackupBuddy. An important step in updating your site is the ability to backup everything before you do your updates. If you would like to know more about keeping your site updated, check out my podcast Why It’s Important to Keep Everything Updated on Your WordPress […]
Let’s talk about the importance of keeping everything updated on your WordPress site, including the WordPress version, your plugins and your themes.
The hideShowPassword plugin is a simple plugin that allows you to toggle the password field on your WordPress login so you can actually see it. This is what you typically look at when logging in. But you will notice once you have installed and activated the plugin, you now have a small icon added to […]
Whenever I do one-on-one or group training, workshops or even presentations, I see the random flashes, the light bulbs that turn on when someone finally “gets it.” And it isn’t always something earth-shattering. Often it’s that tiny problem that’s been bugging you forever. My 23 WordPress that once you discover them, life becomes a little […]
Have you tested out the new password meter in 3.7? You may just want to give your current password a test. When you first install 3.7, there is an option on the Welcome Page. If you have already installed it, just go to your profile and paste in your current password into the change password […]
Came across another great infographic. If you know me, I talk a lot about this as so many people have the concern of WordPress and security. What I find particularly interesting is the How Do WordPress Sites Get Hacked? You will see nothing about flaws in the WordPress core. It’s all with hosting, plugins, weak […]
If you have a blog with a lot of users, from admins to authors to editors, sometimes you just need a little more control over certain things in WordPress. Yes, roles have things they can and can’t do, but what if you need something more specific, or a way to share information with everyone? Here […]
With all the security attacks lately, making your site safe from bad guys, such as hackers, who are lurking with their malicious code is a huge issue WordPress users. There are many places bad things can happen, from your site itself to your hosting service. There are lots of tools and resources out there to […]
You may have already learned about this online, or even from your own host. But over the last few days there has been an incredibly large surge of attacks on WordPress sites. This brute force attack tries to break into your site by repeatedly attempting to log in to your Admin area with computer-generated credentials. If […]