Category Archives for "Security"

Updating WooCommerce Makes me Cringe

If you have an online store based on the most popular WordPress e-commerce solution, you probably have your own stories of updating WooCommerce. This post describes my own experience, how I’ve come to terms with major WooCommerce updates, and how to avoid (or at least minimize) significant problems after updating. If you’ve been running a WordPress website […]

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Can you Secure WordPress in a Contaminated Environment?

New website clients often ask me how secure WordPress is. I realize that the question of WordPress security has been addressed by many writers and web consultants. You can find numerous technical articles dealing with the subject — like this one offering tried and true WordPress security tips or my post on basic WordPress security. The simple fact is […]

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Beware of Misleading Online Marketing

For most small business people, day-to-day work life is busy and sometimes confusing. The online world is even busier and more confusing. It’s easy for busy people to be tricked by misleading online marketing campaigns. Online scams vs. misleading online marketing Some scams are more obvious than others. If you get an email from someone […]

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How to Delete a WordPress User …Safely

This past week I learned a valuable lesson about security when I had to delete a WordPress user. Here’s what happened. Through my security monitoring plugin, I was alerted that someone had unsuccessfully attempted to login to one of the websites I maintain. Not a big deal, really. If you have a WordPress website, you […]

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5 Ways WordPress Security Monitoring Can Help Protect Your Small Business Website

Why Add Security Monitoring WordPress is one of the most popular web platforms on the Internet today. With millions of web page views every month, it’s simply too popular for hackers to resist. They work hard to find vulnerabilities in WordPress, servers, plugins, and in themes. Most of your security measures will be effective (even the […]

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