Most vulnerable wordpress plugins
It seems like almost every week we see a new post by Matt Southern on a new WordPress site vulnerability or exploit. This is for good reason as WordPress accounts for over 23% of all of the websites on the internet, and that number is steadily growing. Due to how many websites use the WordPress platform, it’s no wonder why hackers try to exploit this web platform constantly as they can potentially have access to a wide chunk of the internet if they succeed. Don’t Think it Can’t Happen to You! Like many WordPress site owners, I fell into the trap of not being more proactive about security on a few of my gently used personal sites. This came back to bite me with a vengeance this last December when I experienced the worst Christmas present any webmaster can receive – a big fat website hack! The malware hack I experienced was especially nasty as it most likely exploited one of my websites through an older version of the Revolution Slider plugin that came with my … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Keeping Your WordPress Site Secure
Of the many different content management systems and web publishing platforms I’ve done SEO for, WordPress is the most popular. Blogs, company websites and web shops run on WordPress. Designers are fascinated by its versatility and the range of adaptations possible with it. Users love its simplicity and effectiveness. It’s a simple blogging system that needs little or no knowledge of coding, website design or other technical details. Nearly 25% of the world’s top 10 million websites — including TIME, Mashable, Marketing Land and Search Engine Land — are built on WordPress. But being easy to use, WordPress also makes it tempting to take on things you shouldn’t — or overlook/ignore important elements of SEO that can cause problems with business growth, success and profitability. This column isn’t a step-by-step guide to WordPress SEO, but will address some of the frequent questions I’m asked about SEO for WordPress websites. It will … [Read more...] about 10 WordPress SEO Questions That Took Me 10 Years To Answer!
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a public service announcement about continuous website defacements occurring as a result of a vulnerability in the WordPress content management system. The FBI reports these defacements are being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). “The defacements have affected Web site operations and the communication platforms of news organizations, commercial entities, religious institutions, federal/state/local governments, foreign governments, and a variety of other domestic and international Web sites.” Only websites running on the WordPress content management system are vulnerable to these particular exploits. Since the attackers are using “relatively unsophisticated” methods to gain access to WordPress sites, the defacements are apparently easy to fix, but can certainly cause a disruption to business operations. Although … [Read more...] about ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities
It is quite amazing to see how WordPress, which actually started out as a blogging platform, has evolved into a versatile content management system (CMS) over the years. According to data published by Manage WP, WordPress powers 26.4% of the Web as of 2016. What’s more, with 59.4% market share, WordPress has become the most used CMS today. The statistics that immediately caught my attention was that over 500 sites are being created on WordPress on a daily basis. What I wondered was that how many of those thousands of people moving to WordPress know what they should do once they had moved. With that thought in mind, I set out to learn more for myself, which in turn led me to create this list of 10 things that will definitely help anyone who has created their website on WordPress. 10 Things to Ensure After Moving to WordPress 1. Secure the Login: Did you know that hackers across the globe are using automation to guess passwords for millions of login forms? An article by Daily Mail … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Must Do After Moving to WordPress