This is a checklist of tasks to do AFTER your SSL certificate has been installed, and BEFORE you start your site’s conversion from HTTP to HTTPS. When done correctly, the move to HTTPS will be time-consuming. But you can reduce your headaches if you gather some information before you start. To Use a Plugin or… [Continue]
WordPress security may seem boring when compared to the marketing or promotion of your blog, but it is so important and a subject near and dear to my heart. Learn more about how you can take control of your site's security with these tutorials and reviews.
Here’s a question from a reader. Have a question of your own? Ask it here. Hello Barbara, Can you give me advice on how to get back the Facebook likes on my site? I lost counts, likes, and shares for social networks, after updating to a new version of WordPress, and switching to HTTPS. Thank… [Continue]
A major vulnerability in the WordPress plugin WP Super Cache, in versions prior to 1.4.4, has been announced this week. To keep your site safe, please update now to version 1.4.4. For those wanting more details, you can read all about it on Sucuri’s blog. In other security news, the FBI announced this week that… [Continue]
A SQL injection vulnerability was found and fixed in the popular WooCommerce plugin. Please upgrade immediately to WooCommerce version 2.3.6. Props to both WordFence (who found the problem) and WooCommerce who patched it very quickly.
A blind SQL injection vulnerability has been discovered and fixed in Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. This has been fixed in version 1.7.4. Please upgrade immediately.