Hackers and scammers are always probing blogs for security weaknesses, and if they find one they can quickly gain access to your blog’s server and install malware that will turn your blog into a vehicle for distributing all kinds of nefarious code to your blog visitors’ computers. [Continue Reading]
I know I have, and it isn’t a very pleasant thing to think about.
I used to literally lie awake at night thinking about what I would do if one of my blogs ever went down and I had to restore it. How long would the restore process take?
Before long I would start wondering if a full restore would even be possible with the backup sets that I had on hand? Even worse, what if I were to discover that something had happened to my backup set and it wouldn’t work at all? [Continue Reading]
If you run a WordPress blog, chances are you will install a new plugin that “breaks” your blog at some point. Trust me, it happens to most all of us at one time or another.
I remember the first time it happened to me…
Immediately after the bad plugin was installed, the screen turned solid white and displayed an error message. I couldn’t even get previously viewed pages to load by pressing my browser’s “Back” button!
Worse still, I couldn’t remove the bad plugin via the WordPress Dashboard because it wouldn’t load either! My heart sunk because I just knew I had broken my blog for good. [Continue Reading]
If you own and/or maintain a blog built on the popular WordPress platform you probably worry that a hacker could break into your blog’s admin section and take over your blog at any time.
And with hackers attacking blogs right and left these days, you are definitely right to be worried about the security of your blog!
A while back I wrote a post explaining how to set up Two-Factor Authentication on WordPress by installing the popular Duo Security plugin, but I stopped recommending that method after I was unable to resolve several serious issues I was having with it.
After removing the Duo plugin I started looking around for an alternative. I quickly found a plugin/service called Clef Security that turned out to be nothing short of amazing. [Continue Reading]