Just like WordPress is highly SEO friendly out of the box, it is also highly secure. And in the same way a little extra WordPress SEO'ing can go a long way, bumping up the security a bit for the web site is very beneficial. The All in One WP Security Plugin fills the WordPress security gap nicely. A … [Read more...] about How to Restore the htaccess File When Using the All in One WP Security Plugin
WordPress is open source software. Open source software has its advantages to be sure, but since it is "open," meaning that the code is available for all to see, those that study the code close enough can find holes. If a hole is found by one of the "good guys," then it can be filled, and providing … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Security Plugins
You may have heard of, or have fell victim to, the recents attacks on WordPress driven sites across the Web. Since about a week ago, a botnet consisting of a cluster of "tens of thousands" of computers was used to attempt to gain access to WordPress sites. And some say, it was just … [Read more...] about Tips to Secure Your WordPress Site Against Brute Force Login Attacks
This is a follow-up from the Essential WordPress Security Tips article. In general WordPress is pretty secure as long as you apply common sense and follow standard security practices. The tips mentioned in this article are for added security (you don't need to apply them all). However, if you … [Read more...] about Advanced WordPress Security Tips
Reading this article may end up saving your site from getting hacked. This Tips and Tricks HQ blog gets so many queries on the term “Free eStore Download”, "Free WordPress eMember" and many similar terms from bloggers not wanting to pay for the WP eStore or the WP eMember plugin. I am pretty sure … [Read more...] about Free Premium Plugin and Theme Downloaders – Beware!
If you sell stuff online especially digital product(s) then chances are that at some point down the path you will face some fraudulent customers who will try to rip you off. I sell many products online (some from my Tips and Tricks site and some from my other web sites). I have seen many of these … [Read more...] about Shop Admin Tips – Protect Yourself from Unfair Refund Claims
If you are using any of my WordPress shopping cart plugins (WP eStore or WP Simple Shopping Cart) then chances are that you have a PayPal account and making a bit of money selling your stuff online too. Next step is to keep your money safe so you don't loose it from hacking related issues or get … [Read more...] about Two Simple PayPal Security Related Tips
You have started a blog to share your opinion with the World Wide Web. Someone stumbles upon one of your articles. He likes it, and posts it on Digg. Now it gets everyone's attention. Visitors come pouring into your site. Your revenue starts to go up. Definitely good news! But now there is a catch. … [Read more...] about Cool WordPress .htaccess Tips to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security
I don't need to tell you the importance of using strong passwords when creating user accounts online. Passwords are keys to accessing your online accounts or your computer. Using strong passwords are vital in protecting your identity and stopping others from hijacking your account. In this Post I … [Read more...] about How to Create Strong Passwords that are Easy to Remember but Hard to Break
I have been revisiting the various security settings of my WordPress blog after the sudden database table corruption of this blog for unknown reason last week. In this post I have highlighted some of the security tips that can help protect your blog from possible outside attacks. A lot of … [Read more...] about Essential WordPress Security Tips – Is Your Blog Protected?