One way to keep your WordPress site secure is to keep it and everything in it up to date. Meaning that you have to update the core software which is WordPress and the theme you are using. In my case, it’s GeneratePress. One last thing to update are the plugins you are using and in my case… that’s…well…. that’s a long list for another time.
Instead of checking your WordPress update section all the time anticipating a new update, there’s a way to enable automatic update for WordPress. You just set it once and forget it.
Today, I will tell you How to Enable Automatic Update for WordPress.
Being the number one1 CMS in the world, websites running WordPress are a great target for hackers who want to take control of other people’s websites. Hackers will ask for a ransom, sell personal information that belongs to the site’s owner/s and it’s users, distribute malware, send spam or simply, to eliminate competitors.
One very popular way of getting administrative access to a WordPress site is by attacking the login page.
Thy name is wp-login.php.
We all know it and you should know that everyone knows it. Hackers will use it since it’s the gateway to your site and you should do your best to Protect your WordPress Login Page.
Using a technique called Brute Force Attack, hackers take advantage of a few weak points that come with every WordPress installation. You should harden those weak points as soon as possible to keep intruders outside and your site safe and protected.
In this tutorial, you will learn How to Protect WordPress Login Page from Brute Force Attack
The people over at UpdraftPlus have been hard at work making a Clef alternative. For those of you who don’t know what Clef is, it was one of the best, coolest and most innovative two-factor authentication apps that I have ever seen in my life.
With its blue signature bar-code, Clef managed to become the favorite two-factor authentication app amongst many people in the WordPress community because of the following reasons:
- Easy to pair your WordPress site with your Clef account using your phone’s camera.
- Easy to log in using your camera by scanning their uniquely designed barcode.
- Ability to hide login form, disable passwords and make Clef the only way to log in.
- Set up timed sessions.
- Sign out of your WordPress site from the app.
Now that it’s gone, people are looking for an alternative. There’s one company out there that dared to make a Clef alternative and that company is called UpdraftPlus.
So let’s take a look, who are they? What do they do? And how are they going to make a Clef alternative that is worth using?
One issue I encountered while trying to achieve a high score in GTmetrix was in regards to Google fonts and how I injected them into my site directly using Google fonts CDN. The only way to solve it was to learn How to Host Google Fonts Locally.
Most people are familiar with Google fonts. For those who don’t, here’s how I describe it:
It’s a big, free and awesome library of fonts which you can use as your heart desire. It’s managed by Google and served from the domains fonts.gstatic.com fonts.googleapis.com
I‘ve been silently doing a lot of minor and medium size changes to News47ell since the redesign. With those changes, I had to find a way to keep my code as organized as possible so that I can understand it when I go back to it later along the road. Because I use WordPress, I decided to convert all my code into Site Specific WordPress Plugin.
Each plugin does a specific thing on the site and it includes a PHP file, JS file & CSS file. They are all served from my server over at Lightning Base so I can reduce the number of HTTP requests required to render the page.