How to keep your WordPress Site protected

WordPress holds the lion’s share (possibly as high as 59.3 percent) of systems used for running business websites online today. Unfortunately, being at the top of the charts in popularity also makes this open-source tool a top hacking target. It makes sense. If you can hack a platform like WordPress,

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WordPress Websites Being Assaulted Through Fresh 0-Day within Plugin for WP Mobile Detector

Security patch was issued for certain WordPress plugin on 2nd June, 2016 after nearly a week when reports emerged about public assaults exploiting a zero-day flaw.

When the public assaults started, the WP Mobile Detector had to be withdrawn from the Plugin Directory of WordPress. However, on the 2nd, it was

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Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.

 

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How to set up two-step authentication for WordPress.com

Continuing our series on setting up two-factor authentication (2FA), today let’s check out how to get 2FA enabled on your WordPress.com account.

An important thing to note: This guide is specifically for WordPress accounts used via WordPress.com – NOT for self-hosted WordPress sites. (There are 2FA plugins you can install on your self-hosted

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Twitter may remove photos and links from its 140-character limit

For years, Twitter users have complained about the fact that link and photo URLs count against each tweet’s 140-character limit. Now that may finally change. According to a report in Bloomberg, Twitter will stop including photos and links in character counts,

Read the complete story: http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/16/twitter-may-remove-photos-and-links-from-its-140-character-limit/

7 Ways to Optimize Your WordPress Website

WordPress is considered an excellent platform for budding entrepreneurs to create websites for their startup or small business. This content management service (CMS) is used by millions of business owners who live in every corner of the world. More than 400 million websites worldwide are powered by WordPress, including more than 100 million in the United States. WordPress sites around the world publish posts every 17 seconds. Most of the top one million websites in the world are powered by WordPress and related to business. These facts clearly show the significance of WordPress as a content management service for businesses of all sizes.

Read more … http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251504

 

5 Tips for Designers New to WordPress

WordPress design opens huge possibilities for both designers and developers. What’s more, you can bet this isn’t just a passing fashion. WordPress is really great and it’s definitely here to stay.

If you haven’t jumped on the WordPress wagon by now, you’ve certainly missed a lot. Don’t worry, it’s never too late to join. If you’re a designer (be it graphic or web) and you’re considering switching to WordPress, here is some advice to help designers new to WordPress.

Read more … http://www.sitepoint.com/designers-new-to-wordpress/