WordPress can seem like one of the most straightforward and user-friendly platforms on the planet. Yet even a platform as intuitive as WordPress requires regular maintenance: backups to prevent potential data loss; updates to keep your site optimized; anti-spam software to guard against comment spam; security measures to guard against hacks; and various other best practices to keep your site as good as new. Here's what you need to know about Maintaining Your WordPress Site.
WordPress has become a very popular system for designing websites - and for good reason. It lets you create a professional-looking website with terrific functionality and options. However, the more popular a system is, the more likely it is to be targeted by hackers. Here's what you need to know about WordPress Website Security.
Topics: Website Security
So, your business has just launched a new website. It looks great, and you’re getting lots of compliments from customers—until one calls you up and asks, “Why does Chrome say your site’s not secure?”
You’re dumbfounded. You answer, “Of course it’s secure—what are you talking about?” So, you look up your site in Chrome. Turns out your concerned customer was right. Chrome is telling your customers and prospective customers that their personal data—like credit card information—isn’t safe on your site. “Why,” you wonder, “are they saying my site’s a danger to my customers?”
Finding out that your website has been exposed to a digital predator can be a stressful situation. Particularly if you use it to gather personal or financial information about your audience, it's easy to panic.
A more productive approach, of course, is to immediately begin to think of ways you can fix and secure your website once again.
To make that possible, you first need to know how the hack happened in the first place. Here are 5 of the most common reasons your WordPress website has been hacked.
As a business owner, you know the importance of securing your office and/or store from any potential damage.
You recognise the devastating effects a burglary, fire, or flood will have on your business and the costs and lost revenue it will cause you.
What you may not know, however, is that if you own a website, even if it's just a small operation, you are just as susceptible to devastating damage. How? By your website being hacked.