The people at WPMU have added some excellent articles to their blog covering security with WordPress sites. Below is a summary pick of articles that you can read more about on their blog. Enjoy!
Like most website owners, security was never top of my priorities. It was only when one of my websites was hacked that I realized how common it was for websites to be compromised by malicious parties. [Read More…]
WordPress security is often referred to as “hardening.” Makes sense. After all, the process is like adding reinforcements to your castle. It’s all about bolstering the gates and putting lookouts on every tower. But that term doesn’t always allow you to realize the details that go into improving site security. [Read More…]
Everyday we give away our personal information on the internet. In the past hour alone I paid off my credit card, bought a book, saved a copy of my friends’ addresses, sent out emails and did some grocery shopping. [Read More…]
File permissions specify who and what can read, write, modify, and access them. This is important, as the Codex explains, because WordPress may need access to write to files in your wp-content directory to enable certain functions. [Read More…]
So, did it hurt? When you landed at the bottom of the SERPs, I mean, and Google slapped a scary red warning message on your site telling people to keep out. [Read More…]
You don’t expect it to happen to you and then wham! Your site gets hacked. It happens to best of us. And I would know because it happened to me just last week. [Read More…]
Nonces are one of the best ways to protect users from possible threats. They are used to secure user actions initiated by the plugin such as the submission of a form, the deletion of post or anything else that could expose the database.
In this Weekend WordPress Project I’ll describe the problem nonces are meant to solve and how you can use them to make your products more secure. [Read More…]
Securing your site is important. After all, it means you are protecting not only your personal information and data, but also any information your users share on your site.
If you are concerned about someone trying to crack your WordPress username and password, then you definitely want to create a strong usernames and password. But, even with that, hackers will still try brute force attacks and many other methods to try to crack the door on your WordPress website. [Read More…]