February 27th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Those of you who have been following this site for a while know that we are a big fan of Security Ninja. It may not be the absolute best security plugin, but it is quite useful for folks who have not spent any time on securing their site. The plugin is already powerful. The Events Logger makes it even better. It lets you monitor events happening on your site and figure out who has done what at what time.
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February 12th in Wordpress Tips by Wordpress Jedi .
Any experienced webmaster who runs a popular WordPress website knows about brute force and other types of hack attacks. You wouldn’t want to make it easier for hackers to breach your defenses by choosing easy-to-guess usernames and passwords. In fact, there is no reason you should even allow people to attack your login page. Here are 3 ways you can reduce attacks on your WordPress login page:
Use a plugin like Login Security Solution: plugins like this allow you to stop hackers in their tracks. They limit login attempts and alert you when someone is trying to hack you. These plugins can also automatically stop hack attempts for hours, days, and longer. [click to continue…]
November 24th in Wordpress Tips by Wordpress Jedi .
WordPress is a wonderful CMS to use to bring your site online and manage your content. As your site gets more popular, you are more likely to face hack attacks. While the WordPress core is secure, there are things you can do to harden WordPress and protect your server against hack attacks. Here are 18 ways you can use plugins to monitor, protect, and recover your site (after a hack attack): [click to continue…]
October 2nd in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
There are plenty of exciting WordPress security plugins available these days. They help you pr0tect your site against hack attacks and show you how you can harden WordPress. Security Ninja happens to be one of those. We have already covered how Security Ninja works. These 3 add-ons for Security Ninja further enhance its capabilities:
Core Scanner: lets you scan WP core files and identify problematic ones. It can restore modified files fast. It shows files that are modified that should not have been and more.
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July 25th in Hack Prevention by Wordpress Jedi .
We all want to assume that our sites are as secure as they can be. But there are always security steps that we forget that could come back to haunt us. When it comes to keeping your site safe from hackers, you can never be too safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of decent security plugins that can help you figure out what you are doing wrong. These 5 plugins check WordPress for security issues and let you know:
iThemes WordPress Security: gives you various ways to secure your website. It hides common vulnerabilities, protects against brute force attacks, detects bots, and helps you recover your site. [click to continue…]
April 14th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Have you used credit card or online banking sites recently? If so, you have probably noticed that they log you out if you are not active for a certain period of time. This feature is not new. It has been around for what seems to be ages. You can implement the same feature on your website with these 2 plugins:
Automatic Sign Out For Inactivity: automatically signs out users after a specified time period of inactivity. You can specify a page where the user will be redirected to when logged out. [click to continue…]
March 8th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
No matter how secure you think your site is, there are always things you can do to keep hackers out for longer. Of course, you should backup your site regularly to be prepared for the worst case scenario. Performing security audits frequently could always help your cause. Here are 6 security audit plugins that help you get the job done more effectively:
WP Security Audit Log: helps you identify small WordPress problems before they become something bigger. It helps you monitor user activity and keep up with changes on your site. [click to continue…]