Posts Tagged ‘Security’

WordPress Security Best Practices

Web Development, WordPress | Posted by Keefr June 19th, 2017

Great article by iThemes, who just so happens to make a security plugin for WordPress. But seriously, the seven things that the article focuses on are things I’ve tried to focus on over my years as developer with my teams and employers.

I love too that it points out that exploiting sites isn’t usually a concentrated/personal attack, but rather bots constantly sniffing the Internet for exploits, sites that haven’t been patched, have exploitable, permissions etc.

Things like using HTTPS everywhere have gotten easier over the years as well, as free domain validation level certificates have become easy to do, providing your web host offers the service via something like Let’s Encrypt.

BTW, the iThemes Security Pro plugin has been a mainstay in all our WordPress installs. While some people don’t like actually paying for plugins, you should at least use their free version to harden your WordPress sites with ease.

Source: – 7 WordPress Security Best Practices

Secure Your WordPress Against User-Agents and Bots

Web Development, WordPress | Posted by Keefr February 9th, 2012

Here’s a nice security article aimed at fellow-WordPress bloggers and developers. This is a quick copy and paste to your .htaccess file. I can’t see a downside to adding these to your .htaccess.

Secure Your WordPress Against User-Agents and Bots

Hardening WordPress Security: 25 Essential Plugins + Tips

Content Management Systems, WordPress | Posted by Keefr August 22nd, 2011

Hongkiat.com put together a great list for WordPress security, protecting WordPress’ underlying database, admin login, etc. It’s an exceptional list, and makes you realize how easily you can add some extra layers of security and protection.

Hardening WordPress Security: 25 Essential Plugins + Tips

How Web Security Will Change With HTML5

HTML | Posted by Keefr May 5th, 2011

Interesting addition to HTML5 that no one’s really talked about too much. The focus has been on the new tags, especially the video tag. While HTML isn’t the key to security, this will change web security a bit.

How Web Security Will Change With HTML5