[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″]After waking up one morning, I went through my usual routine of getting coffee and checking on websites I manage. I clicked a bookmark and one of the websites loaded in my browser. My jaw dropped. The website was certainly not meant to sell Viagra — or any other drugs for that matter! I…
In this post, I will describe three processes that will help you keep your WordPress website more secure. If you are interested in an overview of WordPress security, checkout my first article in this series: Securing Wordpress. A secure site starts with planning. Establishing processes for adding content, updating the software, and backing up the site are a critical part of the plan. Let’s start with some approaches to adding content in WordPress.
The white page of death. You were sailing through updating your WordPress installation and just after the process completes, you have only a blank, white screen to show for it. Nothing works. How could this have been prevented?
Often the key to web security is being proactive. We need to make sure to correctly set permissions for files and firewalls, limit our login process, and update the system in a timely basis. What about the reactive side of thinking? Observing what is being accessed on your server is crucial. There is almost unlimited creativity used by hackers to constantly evolve their methods.