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24+ WordPress Security Tips

I recently wrote a post about cleaning up your hacked wordpress site and wanted to follow up with a quick post on how to actually prevent your site from getting hacked. The order I chose for releasing the posts seems a bit silly. Of course you would want to prevent hackers first, however, most people don’t even think about hack-proofing their site until it actually happens. I am keeping this…
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WordPress Security: Can Security Ninja Keep Your Site Safe?

There aren’t many WordPress users who don’t understand the importance of security. However, that understanding does not always lead to action. All too often, people only take steps to boost the security of their WordPress site after they have been victims of a breach…
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How to Enforce Strong Passwords in WordPress

One area of security many WordPress users neglect is passwords. Surely you’ve heard that using stronger passwords can help reduce the risk of your WordPress blog or user accounts becoming compromised. But do you know how to enforce strong passwords for all users? If you …
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5 Things You Must Avoid Doing in WordPress

The WordPress backend can be dangerous ground to tread upon as a beginner. Anything that offers such power must also apportion responsibility to the user, which is where some people can go wrong when getting started. Without wanting to frighten you too much, there are certain things you can do in WordPress that will just plain break it. On a less worrying (but also important) note, there are other…
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5 Easy Ways to Harden Your WordPress Security

WordPress security is a hot topic around the blogosphere right now. The recent botnet attacks on a huge number of WordPress sites has some people scrambling to recover their precious data and you should be acting quickly to harden your WordPress security. Then there are…
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The 5 Steps I Took to Recover My WordPress Blog from a Hack

My blog, Leaving Work Behind, was hacked in April. It’s something you read about often enough but never really expect to happen to you until it’s too late. To be honest I didn’t see myself as a prime candidate — I’ve written about WordPress security often enough…
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VaultPress For Easy WordPress Backups & Restoring

Backups… that’s the story of my life! I have always done everything to backup everything: my computers, my websites, important papers (that I scanned)… nearly everything. Why? Simply because if my computers crash I don’t want to lose years of hard work, so if a fire burns my house I want to have a copy of my diploma. That’s why backing up is so important. For my computers I use a…
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Is Your WordPress Site Really Secure?

WordPress is a great platform, but hackers and the other scum of the Internet can wreak havoc any time, especially if your theme (or WordPress installation) makes it easy for them. This is particularly why should never search for “free WordPress themes”, which is…
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How to Secure Your WordPress Site in 10 Steps

One of the most important things you can do when building a WordPress site is make sure it’s secure. While you can never get site security up to 100%, you can certainly shoot for 99% and you can accomplish that by enacting measures — both big and small — that account…
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How to Fix WordPress Security Holes for a Safer Shopping Experience

When setting up an e-commerce site on WordPress, security needs to be your number one priority. Any time you’re dealing with people’s personal information or financial data, you have to be doubly careful. Failing to show you’re a trustworthy vendor via recognizable security logos and such could lose you customers. But failing to account for security could result in a much worse outcome…
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