Top WordPress Security Blog Posts
Our readers have voted with the click of a mouse! Our 10 most popular blog posts from 2014 include how-to articles, plugin problems, BlueHost and HostGator outages and a new partnership!.
If you're interested in WordPress security blogs, but only have time for the cream of the crop, read these! (To REALLY stay on top of things, sign up for our newsletter to the right. Stop inviting hackers to your site!)
#1 WordPress Security Tip – How to Protect the wp-config.php File
There are WordPress files and directories that need to be protected. If you didn't do that when you set things up, you can go back and protect yourself better now. Learn how to protect the wp-config file.
#2 WordPress Security Risks Using Auto Installers Like Fantastico
At first you think a tool that helps you install WordPress quickly is a time saver. Read the article to find out why it can put your site at risk and how installing WordPress yourself is actually pretty easy!
#3 Are Your WordPress Plugins Making Your Site Slow And Vulnerable?
Did you know that plugins you don't use can actually make your site run slower? WordPress plugins you don't use may also allow hackers to access your site even if you have rock-solid security set up.
#4 How to Upload WordPress Files Securely
So simple, yet so important! Learn from the WPSecurityLock team and protect your site's files from thugs on the Internet. (Or learn even more at SafeWP.com)
#5 WordPress Security Warning: Pingback Vulnerability & Temporary Fix
We keep you informed whenever a security breach is identified and give you information to fix it. This is one example.
#6 Major Server Outages on Bluehost, HostGator and HostMonster. Regina's WordPress Migration Plan
A big, faceless company is buying up webhosting companies and cutting back on support, which causes too many websites to go dark. Solution? Regina shares the WordPress Migration Plan she used on her own sites.
#7 Hacked WordPress Site: Know What To Do Before And After A Hacker Attack!
Good ideas on how to protect your site from hackers. There is a link to order Davis Perdew's interview with Regina Smola and a coupon to save you some money on a very affordable, info-rich product.
#8 3 Reasons Not to Use Free URL Shorteners
Link shorteners have many benefits, including cloaking your links and getting information on how many people click those links. Learn why you want better control of your short links and how to do it.
#9 How to Upgrade from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x at Go Daddy
Another article for the WPSecurityLock archives! Spend some time in there and learn more about WordPress maintenance, management and best practices.
#10 WP Security Lock Partners with Better WP Security for Safer WordPress Blogs
We are delighted to partner with iThemes to help people secure their websites!
Share your resources! What WordPress security blogs or articles do you recommend?
Compiled by Kurt Scholle.
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