Wordpress Supply Chain

Supply chain attacks

What are supply chain attacks and how can you guard against them? A supply chain attack is an attempt to break into your website, not via a backdoor or an exploit in a piece of code but instead¬†exploiting a trusted relationship between software sellers or authors and their customers. In WordPress this usually means via […]

Wordpress backup

The importance of backup in your security strategy

Much of WordPress security focuses, quite rightly, on prevention methods. However, with WordPress backup in place, you can have a strategy in place to cope with a worst case scenario. With the best intentions and, even when following the best practice, in terms of security, it is still possible for almost any website to be […]

DIY Wordpress

Tips & Tricks for DIY WordPress security

The importance of getting a proper WordPress security policy in place, including a backup plan for worst case scenarios, cannot be over stated. However, there are a few simple things you can do in the meantime to help make your WordPress install less vulnerable. 1.Ensure that your site is backed up. If you don’t already […]

Wordpress security

Security Hardening

There is some confusion amongst many folk about the different aspects of website security. What are the key components of website security – and, in particular, WordPress security? We try to clarify a free things here. This article does not attempt to deal with server security. That is beyond the scope of this page. Instead […]

Wordpress Firewall

Why we don’t use Cloudflare for WordPress security

Cloudflare offers a Cloud based Web Application Firewall (WAF) as a means to setup a WordPress Firewall. This means your website traffic is routed through their web-based firewall, where traffic is filtered according to their firewall rules. This sounds great. However, there are 2 flaws in this approach: 1. The re-routing of your website traffic […]

WordPress optimization

With cars being the obvious analogy for talking about speed and WordPress, all WordPress sites are really a kit car. There’s no such thing as a Ferrari or Porsche with a WordPress site. In other words, a factory manufactured fast WordPress site. You can’t simply buy a fast site – you have to build it. […]

Wordpress security

Why Website Security Should Be A Priority

Website security was, for a long time, a problem to solve for the webmasters of big corporate sites, ecommerce sites or other mission critical sites. Today it affects every website from the smallest blog to the biggest retailer. In the last few years the Internet has seen an exponential rise in malicious activity against websites. […]