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
I still remember the excitement that I felt when I found out about Clef, the no-longer-available two factor authentication app that helped me get rid of the password that I use to login to News47ell’s admin dashboard. It was magical, but sadly, the excitement didn’t last for too long. Clef shut down and the team moved to join Twilio to work on Authy.
I was left with the same old, boring login method for my site.
Today, I get to be excited again thanks to the great people over at UpdraftPlus because they released their promised app they claim is going to be the heir of Clef.
Keyy two factor authentication, a brand new WordPress plugin, iOS & Android app by the developers of the popular WordPress backup plugin UpdraftPlus, is going to bring back the good old days of not having to enter that hard to remember password 1 every time I want to login to my admin dashboard.
Let’s dive right into my Keyy Review: Best WordPress Two Factor Authentication Plugin
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?
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.
If you want to display code blocks on your WordPress site in a beautiful and unique way then you arrived at the right place because in this tutorial I will teach you how to implement Prism syntax highlighter into WordPress.
Today I will tell you How to Add Custom CSS to WordPress. Something I had to learn while redesigning this site. And I will tell you where you need to add your shiny new customs CSS.
WordPress themes already come with style.css file which you can add extra CSS to and change the old one, but when the theme receive an update, all the changes will be lost. You can use a child theme’s style.css file and do @import but you shouldn’t, and you need to avoid it.
How to Add Custom CSS to WordPress
Jetpack have a Custom CSS module which comes with code revision, it’s simple and works well. And last but not least, there’s Tom Usborne’s Simple CSS Plugin that include CSS editor in the Customizer so you can live preview your changes and Metabox for page/post specific CSS.
But I wanted more, I was really thirsty for a plugin with more features.
So I put my backpack and started my journey trying to find the perfect plugin in the land of repo, a land so far away, with a population of 46,074 plugins.
After spending days in this land, trying plugin after another, I finally found the perfect one, it has the basic feature, a place for your Custom CSS code, and a ton of extra features that you never think you need until you see them and try them yourself.
Here’s my Simple Custom CSS and JS Review:
I’ve recently talked about how I moved this site to Lightning Base. In the process of moving, I was worried about one thing only: How am I going to move WordPress media library to new host?
I’ve always been interested in trying the free migration offer from hosting companies but when I stop for a moment to think about the requirements, I quickly cancel the idea from my head because it involves giving my site credentials to a stranger so they can access my site.
One popular way to move WordPress media library to new host is by using the official WordPress Importer Plugin but it has a tiny issue for XML files with a lot of media files. It simply doesn’t work.
Taking a look at the reviews, you will see that many people get frustrated when they try to use the plugin to import their media files because when you try, the request gets timed out due to the amount of text that the server needs to go through, parse and process.
A lot of people suggest splitting the XML into multiple files, but even that didn’t work. I got duplicate media files and I had to start from the beginning.
I did a bit of research and came across a great WordPress plugin that does only one thing. It imports your media files.
This might sound weird, but I’m writing this article in OneNote to test out the newly released Microsoft OneNote Publisher WordPress Plugin, which allow you to import your notes to WordPress and then publish them.
I want to see if my format will still look the same, and if it’s easy to use, and If it actually work.
Let’s see how it will go