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What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
16 Oct

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress is the world’s most popular way to build websites. Of the top 10 million sites on the internet, nearly 30% are powered by WordPress. It’s no wonder that the company behind WordPress i.e. Automattic, has a highly skilled and expert team of programmers called the ‘WordPress Core Team’. These world-leading experts are responsible for securing the core WordPress software from hackers and malicious attacks. As you know, you can install various themes and plugins in WordPress to extend the functionality of your website. In a few rare instances, there are...

28 Jun

6 Things That Make a Good WordPress Hosting Plan Even Better
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The task of developing your own WordPress website is one of the greatest and most frustrating DIY projects. Unlike the build-your-own furniture that comes with everything from screws to instructions, getting a WordPress website up and running is a much more fluid and freeform process. So where do you start? The first step to building a successful online presence is finding a host that will help you on your quest. That means finding the right balance between price, performance, security, and support. Because more than 60 million people power their sites with WordPress,...

25 Oct

WordPress: 5 Things to Do After You Post
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So you just published an article on your WordPress blog and believe your work is done - you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, your work has just begun: there are 346 million blog readers waiting to hear from you. Here are 5 things you can do to improve your WordPress articles’ reach:   Email your subscribers Your readers aren’t always checking your blog for new content, so you’ll have to let them know when new articles are posted. This is when an email blast comes in handy. Spread the word, but...

27 Sep

10 WordPress Features You Need to Know About
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If you have your own website, there’s a good chance that it’s run on WordPress. In fact, 28% of all websites around today are. So many people using the same CMS means a lot are going to look for help. The WordPress Dashboard is packed full of features for your content and website to use, but not all of them are obvious for a beginner or everyday user. Below are 10 features that you may not know existed, but can help using WordPress a whole lot easier:   1. Help tab In your dashboard,...

How HostPapa's Server Health Team Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
3 Feb

How HostPapa Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
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Thanks to HostPapa’s server health monitoring and automatic vulnerability patching, almost 200,000 WordPress installations on HostPapa servers were quickly and automatically protected against a severe content injection vulnerability earlier this week, ensuring that not one single HostPapa customer fell victim to intrusions.   Background: As part of a vulnerability research project, the good folks over at Sucuri have been auditing multiple open source projects looking for various security issues. While combing through WordPress, one of the largest open source content management systems on the market, they discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation)...

14 Aug

Make Your WordPress Site More SEO Friendly with These Top 3 Plugins
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WordPress is a popular publishing platform used by millions of people. Not just for bloggers anymore, this tool is being used by many including small and medium-sized businesses, ecommerce companies, and even large corporations to expand their online presence. Its ease of use and affordability compared to other content management systems is what makes it so popular. It also has very good SEO value especially with the right WordPress plugins that are easily available. Some of you are probably already aware of the thousands of plugins out there while some who...