Watch Out For WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities & Hacks, Identify Scripts & Stay Updated

My client’s website was hacked via an outdated WordPress plugin. In “Steps to Fix and Prevent a Hacked WordPress Site”, you learned how to fix a client site after a hack. The steps in that blog came from two real-life scenarios, and today we will look more closely at one of them: an outdated plugin […]

How To Fix A Hacked WordPress Site, Fortify Security, And Prevent Future Hacks

Your client has a hacked WordPress site. It’s finally happened. You’ve read about it happening to other businesses, but thought, “It won’t happen to my clients.” Their websites don’t get enough traffic; they are kept up-to-date enough, etc. Somehow, it still happened. It’s OK! The first thing you need to do is not panic. Usually, […]

How To Tell If You Have Been Hacked Using Scanners, Tools, Website Monitoring, & More

“Your website has been hacked.” Site owners take great pains to avoid having to hear those words, but their efforts don’t always keep them from coming. Hackers are resourceful. They’re constantly changing the way they try to penetrate secure accounts and WordPress websites — and they’ll keep trying until they’re successful. Most WordPress users take […]

Advanced WordPress Security Tips: Secret Security Keys, Hidden Usernames & Logins, & Private Sites

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. For the ultimate in WordPress security, it’s a great idea to resort to subterfuge to throw off hackers. After all, hackers don’t think twice about being sneaky to steal and harm your clients’ digital assets. There are indeed steps WordPress users can follow that take advantage of […]

Guard Against WordPress Vulnerabilities With Scanners, Theme & Plugin Security Best Practices

If it seems as if WordPress websites are hacked more often than others, there’s some truth to that theory. WordPress vulnerabilities are common – the security firm Sucuri found that a significantly large portion of websites compromised during the first three months of 2016 ran on WordPress. Sucuri investigated 11,485 compromised sites, and 78% of […]

Recent WordPress-Based Website Hacks: The Panama Papers, The Redirect Hack, & More

Not a month goes by – sometimes not a week – without news of a hack into WordPress sites. With WordPress security, the suspected actors may change, as do the victims, but more often than not, the hack itself boils down to the bad guys either exploiting a new vulnerability or taking advantage of lax […]

How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website: Make Fewer http Requests, Add Expires Headers, gzip Compression and More

Poor website performance is expensive. According to Kissmetrics, an e-commerce site making $100,000 per day can lose up to $2.5 million a year for every extra second of load time. Fortunately, learning how to speed up your website and make big performance gains doesn’t have to be complicated. The first step, covered in What You […]

Free Guide: 30 WordPress SEO Tips You Need To Know

It’s no secret how popular WordPress is and for good reason. Given that, you probably spend a significant part of your workweek building WordPress sites for clients – but are you doing everything you can to make sure those sites are SEO ready? If you’re ignoring search engine optimization best practices, like those in our […]