Weekly WordPress News: Malicious Code Found in pipdig Themes

Last week, we briefly mentioned the malicious code found in pipdig theme’s Pipdig Power Pack helper plugin. This week, we have more news on that subject, and we also collected some of the best pipdig theme alternatives if you find yourself suddenly needing to switch themes. Beyond that, Wordfence detailed a zero-day vulnerability in the …

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Hello, Hackers! Best Practices for WordPress Security

When talking about WordPress security, it feels like we’re left with 2 choices, devastating paranoia or ignorant bliss. With all the news of our personal information, usernames, passwords, and identities getting jacked and sold on the dark web, the topic of web security to a noobie sounds impossible. But after falling hard into the deep …

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WordPress REST API Mistakes That are Making Your Site Insecure

The REST API came with big hopes for modernizing and improving WordPress performance. I’m a huge fan, but if you don’t understand how the API works, it can lead to mistakes that end in big security holes for your site, especially if you’re not a developer. In this post, I want to share some of …

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Weekly WordPress News: Debunking WordPress Security Myths

This week, iThemes debunks 5 WordPress security myths (like hiding the WordPress version number…that doesn’t do anything!). Beyond that, beta 3 is out for WordPress 5.1, and we’ve got some great tutorials for you, like how to use the new Elementor Pro Popup Builder to create a popup contact form. Let’s get to all of …

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Simple Ways to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

When we think of web security, we often envision a giant server farm teeming with IT professionals along with developers who pore over every bit of code. Then too, we think of high-profile breaches that leak private data and negatively impact the economy. Yet, web security should be of concern to everyone who works on …

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Making Money with WordPress Maintenance Services

How would you like an extra $100-$300+ per client every month? If your WordPress development, design or marketing business isn’t offering a WordPress site maintenance package you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Give your clients peace of mind and spare them the horror they would suffer if left to their own devices, all while …

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How to Scan Your WordPress Site for Potentially Malicious Code

Often we get asked by our users, is there a way to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious code? The answer to that question is YES, YES, and YES. There are both free and paid tools available to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious or unwanted code. Usually, malware and malicious code can …

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Common WordPress Attacks and How to Stop Them

WordPress has been one of the leading content management systems (CMS) for more than a decade. Many of the internet’s largest blogs, as well as plenty of small, individual sites, run on the WordPress framework for publishing text, image, and video content to the world wide web. A WordPress website has both a front-end and …

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How to Exclude WordPress Content from Google Search

Sometimes you need to exclude specific WordPress content or files from being indexed in Google search results. Index, or “indexing” before the emergence of Google and other search engine was a word mostly associated with books. It usually resides at the back of most books, and this is why the Cambridge dictionary defines it in …

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Make Your WordPress Sites 100% Immune To Phishing

Google recently made a splash in the security scene when they announced none of their 85,000+ employees have been successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017. It’s the kind of magic sauce we all long to boast about for our clients’ WordPress sites. What was the secret to Google’s success and how can …

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