WordPress 4.7 Released

WordPress 4.7 Released

WordPress 4.7 has been released a few days ago. If you didn’t have a chance to update it is time to do so. Login to the WordPress back-end and click on the update button to get the latest version with the latest features and security enhancements. Don’t forget you can enable automatic updates for your WordPress web site by editing the wp-config.php file and adding the following line to it.

define(‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, true);

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How to secure your WordPress web site?

How to secure your WordPress web site?

Security is the most important issue for web sites these days as per Google’s statistics. More and more web sites are getting compromised on daily basis and used for malicious activity such as sending spam, uploading phishing materials or attacking other networks. WordPress is the most used open source software used for serving millions of web sites all over the world. That makes it a pretty good target for hackers to work on to compromise and use for malicious activity. There are multiple steps to have in mind when securing your WordPress web site such as choosing the best WordPress hosting plan for your web site, setting the proper permissions of your files containing sensitive data such as login details, installing a security plugin or multiple plugins, regularly auditing your web site’s access logs, keeping WordPress and all plugins and themes up to date and of course configuring your server to block most of the web attacks by running a WAF (web attacks firewall), HID (host intrusion detection) system, a firewall and a server with hardened security measures. The last is up to your web hosting company as long as you are not running your own server and you are the systems administrator managing it.

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What is the best WordPress hosting plan?

What is the best WordPress hosting plan?

It is very important to get a suitable hosting package when you plan to use WordPress to build your web site. There are a lot of things to be considered when you start the process of choosing the best WordPress hosting plan for your web site. First of all you must make sure that the web hosting company you are considering to work with has been in business for at least 3-4 years. That will give you a piece of mind that your hosting company will not suddenly disappear and vanish your WordPress web site. No matter what company you choose always make sure to keep your backups. It’s always a good idea to rely on yourself rather than risking someone else to lose your data.

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