Yesterday, on twitter I came across via my friends Dre and Tony from Sucuri.net. Knowing these two I expected something that I would need to spend a bit of time consuming, but it really was nothing more than Tony saying: Backups to Your Backups Now I cannot second guess what goes on in Tony's … [Read more...] about Backup Your Backup – Words of Wisdom from Tony Perez
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.
In today's post, we are looking at Google Maps Widget, WP Security Audit Log and WooCommerce Recommendation Engine.Google Maps WidgetThis WordPress plugin has nearly 1 million downloads and more than 100,000 active users. Different from a lot of map plugins, this one renders map … [Read more...] about WordPress Plugins: Google Maps Widget, WP Security Audit Log and WooCommerce Recommendation Engine
What Is Jetpack and Should You Use It? Jetpack is a single plugin with more than two dozen modules. Each module has a specific task that is typically found when you have a site on WordPress.com. Over the years, it has received a bad wrap from some developers and you may have already been warned … [Read more...] about All You Need to Know About the Jetpack Plugin for WordPress
Originally from our series, Do the Woo.In episode 15, we are going through the tangled web of security with Neill Feather, President of SiteLock, a global leader in website security solutions. Although we touched on the importance of security with your online store, any website owner will … [Read more...] about Talking Security and WooCommerce with Neill Feather of SiteLock
Please Note. Since this post you are now able to add 3rd-party themes and plugins to WordPress.com If you have been thinking about using WordPress or have just started using it, this in-depth guide is for you. What Is the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? WordPress.com vs. a … [Read more...] about A Guide For Beginners: What Is WordPress and Why Should You Use It?
WordPress is Secure Some people will say thatWordPress isn't secure. But in reality, it is very secure. It's just everything else that isn't. The biggest reason for WordPress sites getting hacked are weak passwords and inferior or outdated themes and plugins. Also, don't lay the entire blame on … [Read more...] about Tips For Keeping Your WordPress Site Updated and Secure
In this audio post, I chat a bit about why you shouldn't expect miracles from your host regarding the security of your WordPress site. This podcast was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend Tony Perez from Sucuri.net when we both attended the WooCommerce conference last fall in San … [Read more...] about Why Your Hosting Is Not Your Only Answer to WordPress Security
There are a lot of tools out there on the internet. And it's amazing what you can find.Last year I did a list of Non-WordPress Stuff I Cannot Live Without, which consisted of mostly software and services. This time around I would like to share with you some tools online that I use in a pinch: … [Read more...] about Online Tools That Help Me In a Pinch
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 … [Read more...] about Some Basic WordPress Security Steps
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 … [Read more...] about The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Version, Plugins and Theme Updated
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 … [Read more...] about A Video Overview of the BackupBuddy Plugin
Let's talk about the importance of keeping everything updated on your WordPress site, including the WordPress version, your plugins and your themes and also about backing up your site and what order you should do the updates in.I recommend Backup Buddy plugin. … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Keep Everything Updated on Your WordPress Site