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Many alarm themselves when they notice WordPress failed login attempts on their websites. On the other hand, security and tech-savvy people do not bother much about failed login attempts.  After all, every website will get its fair share of bot traffic and dictionary attacks.

Does your WordPress website receive a lot of failed login attempts? This article explains why your WordPress gets such attacks and what you should do about them. It also suggests a number [...]

Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS

Thanks to David McCan over at WebTNG for his in-depth review of my WordPress firewall plugin, BBQ Pro. It's a pleasure to read and packed with plenty of awesome screenshots 🙂

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Sat, Apr 10, 2021
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS
Failed Logins Policies settings

Today we are happy to announce Password Policy Manager update 2.4.0.

This exciting release features the much anticipated new feature to block users which have failed login attempts as well as other updates and improvements.

Let’s dive right in to see what is new and improved in this latest update of our Password Policy Manager plugin for WordPress.

Block users with multiple failed login attempts

By default, WordPress allows users to try to log in as many times [...]

Wed, Mar 31, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS

If you’re asking what is the best way to backup a WordPress website, then you’ve made a good start. That means you know backing up your WordPress website or blog is necessary. You just want to know which option works best for you. We’re here to help you answer the question.

In this blog post, we explain why backups are a neglected but vital aspect of your WordPress website security and maintenance routine. First, we outline [...]

Tue, Mar 30, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS

Thank you to the fine folks at ThemeIsle for the great interview. Always a pleasure talking about my work, WordPress, web dev and security 🙂 Cheers!

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Wed, Mar 24, 2021
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS

Can your employees be a threat? Yes, quite possibly, but in the main unwittingly.

I wrote recently on the statistics which highlight the biggest source of WordPress vulnerabilities.

However, another sizeable constituent part of your infrastructure is equally vulnerable, if not more so, and which we all too often overlook – our users – who are being targeted directly by the bad actors out there.

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Lessons we can learn from the CIA Why the [...]
Tue, Mar 23, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Whether you want to set up your personal blog, business website, or an eCommerce store, WordPress is your go-to platform.  Today, WordPress powers almost 4 out of every 10 websites across the globe. The reasons why people are turning to this platform are flexibility, adaptability, and extensive functionality.  However, despite the perks mentioned above, your […] [...]
Thu, Mar 18, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS
Atarim Summit Speaker Spotilight - Martin

This past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for many of us. Some were thriving while others were barely surviving.

One takeaway we can be proud of as a community is how most of us had to be even more creative than usual to get through 2020… With long hours, a lot of stress & uncertainty within our businesses. To have a better 2021 for you and your agency, keep learning and investing in yourself [...]

Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
The MySQL database screen in a web host.

It’s important to understand the most fundamental WordPress tasks when running your site. Security, of course, should be one of your primary considerations. Creating a manual WordPress backup should also be in your toolbox. You should use a dedicated backup plugin or online service to automatically back up your website.

However, by knowing how to manually backup your website you’ll get a better understanding on how your website works. Also, the manual approach can save your [...]

Thu, Mar 04, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Over the years, WordPress has emerged as the best platform for blogging. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, it offers a remarkable user experience along with boasting uncountable free themes and widgets. Moreover, editing content on a WordPress site is extremely easy.  Another crucial functionality that WordPress offers is the permission to change the […] [...]
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS