One way to protect your blog is by implementing security measures from day one, you can always use .htaccess method to hardened your security, but as we know WordPress is full of plugins and extending our top WordPress security plugins post, here I’m sharing some of the best WordPress security plugins, which will help you to make your blog more secure. As Harsh has discussed earlier, using too many plugins may hamper down your site performance, I recommend you to read the description and use only a few of these plugins that you need. Though, some of the plugins listed below like Login Lockdown and Akismet are one of those security plugins, which I highly recommend you to Install. Apart from these plugins, I recommend you to read following posts that will help you to harden your blog security further: … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Security Plugins To Protect WordPress Blog
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Here I’m sharing about a useful WordPress plugin call SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin which will make your work easier to embed code in your blog post. Specially if you write a Blog on coding, this is the plugin which will make your work easier. This plugin comes with decent settings options like different color themes for highlighting codes, line numbers on or off, toolbar for easy copying and so on. You can access the settings from Settings > Syntax Highlighter … [Read more...] about Embed PHP, CSS Codes in WordPress with SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Plugin
Usually any blogger/webmaster will look into the theme folder and update the script with updated timthumb script. But chances are that some plugin might be using a timthumb script and you are not aware of. Here is a very useful WordPress security plugin call Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner which check your WordPress wp-content directory for timthumb.php file and it also shows if your existing timthumb.php file ( … [Read more...] about How to Fix Vulnerable Timthumb Script in WordPress?
You should also keep your FTP login handy to check if everything is at proper place or not. If for any reason, this step failed to migrate the site, you can repeat the process on the new server and make it work. (Since I was doing it for the first time, it took me two attempts to make the successful migration). … [Read more...] about How To Use Duplicator WordPress Plugin to Migrate WordPress Hosting: DIY Guide
In closing, the take home message is simply to take the time to set up your blog the right way, the secure way, so that you don’t find yourself learning all of these preventative measures after the damage has been done which is exactly what happened to me so I can unfortunately say that I walked this mile and it wasn’t very pleasant. After months of searching through hundreds of small business ideas and spammy offers, I found something I wanted to put all my time into, but it wasn’t long before my blog was hacked and I was setback and discouraged. If you are a seasoned blogger it is still a good idea to make sure you are employing all these safety measures. Second to having a new blog hacked and ruined is having an established blog that is bringing in money to get hacked. But above all else the most important thing you can do is to also backup your blog regularly so that you can restore it if you find yourself in a dreadful situation. … [Read more...] about How To Secure Your WordPress Blog From Hackers