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These are tutorials, tips, and tricks, to get and keep your WordPress websites working.  Get your sites to function the way you need or want them to.  And fix them when they do not.

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Upgrading from older versions of WordPress is designed to go without a hitch, but depending on the setup and the two versions involved, you may encounter some hangups along the way. For example, if you are upgrading from a version of WordPress older than 3.0, eventually you may encounter the dreaded "Warning! WordPress Encrypts User Cookies" error. This quick DigWP tutorial explains what it is, why it happens, and how to fix the problem asap.

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Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS
Hendrik Buchwald CodeRisk CEO

Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins have been the cause of more site hacks than vulnerabilities in WordPress core. One of the reasons why this is happening is lack of resources. Software will always have vulnerabilities, though the WordPress core code is vetted by thousands of people. Also, the foundation has resources allocated to ensure that the code is as secure as possible.

On the other hand, many plugin developers do not have the resources available to ensure [...]

Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
WP Comments Feed

During the latest site redesign, I removed the Subscribe to Comments plugin. Wisely, the plugin does not delete any subscriber information from the database. So as a part of the site's redesign slash clean-up, I wanted to export/save and then delete all subscriber information to decrease overall database size. After searching and not finding any specific solution or preferred technique for this process, I rolled my own. Actually it's just [...]

Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS

In the grand pantheon of nerve-wracking activities that go into growing a business, handing out admin access to someone else might not seem like a top-tier contender, but it's actually a very awkward milestone — particularly if you've previously run everything yourself. Your WordPress website is your creation, the product of your hard work. Ceding some control might be necessary, but that doesn't make it any less uncomfortable.

To alleviate this discomfort as much as possible, [...]

Wed, Oct 10, 2018
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
WordPress recommends strong passwords

It is impossible to ignore security when it comes to managing WordPress sites and blogs. In fact many business site administrators choose a secure WordPress web host for their sites. On top of that, they install a WordPress firewall plugin or service, and keep a log of what is happening one their site with a comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin.

Though no software or online service solution can protect your WordPress website from your users' [...]

Wed, Oct 03, 2018
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
WordPress site backups via Malcare

According to statistics published by WPMUDEV in 2017, malicious hackers attack WordPress websites with over 90,978 attacks per minute. Therefore every WordPress site must have some sort of security hardening and service protecting it. Even if it is small and not popular, your WordPress website is always a target.

Being a geek, when I started working with WordPress I used to do all the security hardening myself, manually. It was fun and I've learnt a [...]

Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS