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Installing the WP Mail SMTP plugin

Email is arguably the most common electronic communication medium on Earth. It’s used for everything, from communication to alert notifications, to password reset flows and email-based Two-factor Authentication (2FA).

As a website owner sending email from your WordPress site, there are a few issues you’ll likely encounter. If you simply try and install a plugin to send emails on your website’s behalf, your email will almost certainly end up in the junk/spam folder, assuming the mail [...]

Tue, May 18, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
The user 2FA Status column in WordPress

It has been almost four months since we released the last update of the WP 2FA plugin. So naturally, today we are very excited to announce WP 2FA 1.6.0.

Since the plugin is now used by more than 15,000 users, we are getting a lot of useful feedback. Because of the feedback, this update comes with a decent number of highly requested new features and performance improvements.

Thanks a lot for all the feedback and make sure [...]

Thu, May 13, 2021
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Creating easy navigation and search functionality is an important part of a high converting eCommerce site.  Many customers who know exactly what they want will use the magnifying glass or search functionality to find what they are looking for. Other customers, who are browsing, will often use the drop down menus and filters available in […] [...]
Sat, May 08, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS
Deciding on where to build your website can be a difficult decision, especially if you’ve never done it before.  There are a ton of website builders to choose from and a whole lot of questions to answer before you can make the final decision. The good news is that if you have shortlisted Shopify and […] [...]
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS

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