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2020 has been a challenging year for many. However, we have been very lucky and even though it was challenging, we’ve made the best out of it, and we turned it into a big one!

So we wanted to take the time and look back at everything that happened at WP White Security. With remote working set to become the norm (it was always the norm for us), webmasters and online business owners are looking for [...]

Tue, Jan 19, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS

Today we are happy to announce the release of Website File Changes Monitor 1.7.1. This is a minor but must-install followup to update 1.7.0. In this update we have improved several aspects of the plugin’s user experience (UX) and also addressed a few issues reported in update 1.7.0. Below is a highlight of what is new and improved in the latest update of our file integrity monitoring WordPress plugin:

Less icons & more automation

In the [...]

Thu, Jan 14, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
HTTP request containing submitted credentials

A detailed explanation of how attackers use Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) to hack WordPress websites and login credentials. This article is for educational purposes only.

Like any other web application with a login form, WordPress submits your username and password in an HTTP request when logging in. By default, HTTP is not an encrypted protocol. That means that unless your WordPress website is using HTTPS, the communication between you and the web server is susceptible to eavesdropping.

Hackers [...]

Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Admin notices centralized by the Admin Notices Manager plugin

We can all agree that 2020 was a difficult year. That’s why we are excited to start 2021 with our very first update of the Admin Notices Manager plugin.

In this update we added the ability to choose which type of admin notices to show as normal on the WordPress dashboard, in the plugin pop-up, or choose to hide them completely.

Additionally, we added an option to capture admin notices with custom type. Now let’s dive [...]

Tue, Jan 12, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Create a WordPress eCommerce store within 5 minutes! A WordPress DVD theme will make sure your website stands out as an eCommerce platform.  But not all WordPress themes are created equal. Some increase the website's load time while others don't highlight the products the way they need to. However, no matter which theme you choose, […] [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS
WPScan website

Ryan Dewhurst is an ethical hacker and penetration tester who has dedicated many years in helping people in the WordPress community improve the security posture of their websites and protect them from malicious attackers.

Ryan is the founder of WPScan, a free, black box WordPress security scanner written for security professionals and blog maintainers to test the security of their sites. The WPScan CLI tool currently uses a database of 21,875 WordPress vulnerabilities.

1. For those [...]

Tue, Jan 05, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Click here Your WordPress website met some common errors. No troubleshooting method worked. As a last resort, reinstall WordPress to fix the issue! However, this should be your last option and before you opt to reinstall WordPress, first try to identify the error source and then fix it.  If nothing seems to solve the issue, […] [...]
Sat, Jan 02, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS
Example of custom code

Users are often looking for ways to tweak their websites, plugins and themes, or to add some modifications to an existing functionality. In most of these cases, you can do so by adding custom code to your WordPress website.

There is nothing wrong with adding custom code to your website. However, there are a few things that you need to look out for when making these changes to your WordPress website.

This article highlights what to look [...]

Tue, Dec 29, 2020
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Email notifications of file changes

2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone. So there is nothing better than ending the year on a high; before we leave for the holidays and enjoy some downtime, we are excited to announce the last release of this year; Website File Changes Monitor 1.7.0.

In this update we added a new feature to further improve the detection of possibly tempered WordPress core on a website. We have added several improvements to reduce false [...]

Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
WP Activity Log plugin ratings

WordPress plugins are awesome and if you want your site to have a specific function, or add additional functionality, the chances are there is a plugin out there for it. If you’d like to learn more about what WordPress plugins are, refer to our WordPress plugins introduction.

On the WordPress’s repository there are over 57,000 plugins. With so many choices, sometimes it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for. Often, there [...]

Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS