Preventing WordPress hacks

Why preventing WordPress hacks is easier than recovering from them An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This can’t be truer in regards to website hacks. WordPress sites are compromised not by sophisticated hackers but by bots written to exploit known vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include weak passwords, outdated plugins and themes, and […]

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Sites Hosting Malware Get 30 Day Google Ban

What is Google Safe Browsing? Google just got stricter with its safe browsing policies. It will brand malicious sites as ‘deceptive’ and won’t entertain reviews to ‘unclean sites’ for 30 days! This is a big deal for the average WordPress website owner who is the victim of hackers. Cleaning a hacked WordPress site is both time consuming and expensive depending on […]

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Nuke It From Orbit

Recovering from a Bad WordPress Hack First, if you’ve been hacked, you need to be curious. You need to ask a lot of questions about why you might have been hacked. Many hacks occur due to poor server configurations, outdated software, weak passwords, trojans or other malware on your personal computer, logging into public wifi […]

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Have you optimized your WordPress MySQL database lately?

Why you need to optimize your WordPress MySQL database The database is the most important component in the whole WordPress content management system. Everything you enter in the WordPress Dashboard including all the content of your posts and pages, categories, tags, settings, etc., is written to the database. WordPress and the various themes and plugins […]

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