What is Youzer?

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

When they say it’s a whole new world, the creators of Youzer aren’t kidding. This is a new-era management solution for WordPress front-end user profiles, and it will change your author page into something that really fits that description. Integrated with BuddyPress, it will open up hundreds of options for you to play with, letting you find the exact design that will fit your personality to the finest details. Take a look at everything it has to offer and trust us, you’ll want it immediately. Once BuddyPress is active on your site, you can then install Youzer and start adding the selection of templates to your site. These templates cover the user login and registration pages, the user profile pages, and the social wall and global news feed […]

Secure your WordPress website with Firewall Plugins

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Are you looking for the best WordPress firewall plugin for your website? WordPress firewall plugins protect your website against hacking, brute force and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. What is a WordPress Firewall Plugin? A WordPress firewall plugin (also known as web application firewall or WAF), acts as a shield between your website and all incoming traffic. These web application firewalls monitor your website traffic and blocks many common security threats before they reach your WordPress site. Aside from significantly improving your WordPress security, often these web application firewalls also speed up your website and boost performance. There are two common types of WordPress firewall plugins available. DNS Level Website Firewall – These firewall route your website traffic through their cloud proxy servers. This allows them to only […]

WordPress Security Scanners for Detecting Malware and Hacks

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Online vulnerability or malware scanners can help you check your website for some very common security risks. For example, they can look for malicious code, suspicious links, suspicious redirects, WordPress version, and more. However, they are quite limited because they cannot run tests on your WordPress database, user accounts, WordPress settings, plugins, and more. Hackers can easily disguise malicious code and go unnoticed by these basic security checkups. This is why we recommend using Sucuri‘s web application firewall. It is a complete website security service that detects and neutralizes any malicious code even before it reaches your website. To make your WordPress site more secure, see our complete WordPress security guide with step by step instructions to protect your website. Having said that, let’s take a look at some […]

secure WordPress – What is a WordPress Core or WordPress Plugin Vulnerability?

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Since the beginning of the WordPress ecosystem, security researchers and developers have found gazillions of vulnerabilities in both the WordPress core and in many of the WordPress plugins and themes. First things first, for those who do not know a WordPress core or plugin a vulnerability is a security bug, also known as security flaw. Unlike other typical software bugs, which typically hinder the user experience, when exploited security flaws allow the attacker to either gain unauthorized access to a system and its data, or hijack a user session. Refer to our WordPress security glossary for more detailed explanation of what a vulnerability and other WordPress security terms mean. Does Other Software Have Vulnerabilities? All software has vulnerabilities, be it a web application, operating system or client software. As […]

Secure WordPress – why should always update the version?

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Every time a new WordPress update comes out, we get several emails from users asking whether it’s safe to update their WordPress site. Are you wondering whether you should update your WordPress to the latest version? Want to know the pros and cons of updating WordPress? In this article, we will explain why it is crucial that you always use the latest version of WordPress as well as show you how to properly update WordPress. WordPress is free, and it is developed by a community of developers. With each new release, they fix bugs, add new features, improve performance, and enhance existing features to stay up to date with new industry standards. So in other words, when you do not update your WordPress site, you are […]

5+ Steps to Recover My WordPress Blog from a Hack

September 17, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Getting hacked is something I do not want to go through again. There are so many reasons why website downtime is bad for your blog/business: while a loss of traffic and potential income are the two most obvious, I cannot understate the amount of time I lost in getting the site restored and the amount of stress it caused me. In this post I want to reveal what happened to my site and let you know what I have done to increase the security of my site since. Step 1: How was my WordPress site hacked? If you’re a casual web developer this task may seem beyond you at first. But taking a moment to assess the situation could save you a lot of time […]

What Makes the Amelia Booking Engine Different?

September 16, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Amelia is an advanced booking plugin for WordPress that allows customers to make reservations and appointments through your website with ease. It is a fantastic solution that is well suited to sports clubs, restaurants, beauty salons, consultants, and more. Amelia boasts many great features including a step by step booking system for customers and two-way synchronisation support for Google Calendar to help employees manage their schedule. Customers can pay for appointments using PayPal or Stripe. WooCommerce can also be integrated to add additional payment options and add support for taxes and invoices. As you would expect from a modern WordPress plugin, Amelia has a responsive design that looks great on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Let’s take a closer look at how Amelia can help you and your online business manage bookings. Just […]

What do i need to start a blog

September 16, 2019 Shanu Mathai 3

What is WordPress? WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. WordPress is highly customizable, and has literally thousands of plugin pieces of software so you can use your site for just about anything. If you’re ever curious about who uses WordPress, head on over to the  WordPress site showcase and you’ll be impressed by the number of well-known sites and famous people using WordPress to power their websites. The Benefits of Using WordPress Here are just the top 5 benefits of using WordPress: The software is free! How many times have you beengiven something for free that is […]

Privacy Tunnel for Linux- Kodachi

September 12, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Online and Internet security are not topics that typical computer users easily comprehend. All too often, Linux users put their blind trust in a particular distribution and assume that all Linux OSes are equally secure. However, not all Linux distros are created with the same degree of attention to security and privacy control. A misconfiguration of a firewall, or misapplied Web browser privacy and modem settings, can trash the best-designed Linux safety strategies. Kodachi Linux offers an alternative to leaving your computer privacy and security to chance. It is developed by Oman-based Eagle Eye Digital Solutions, an IT firm with a focus on preserving computer privacy and anonymity. The developers announced the release of Linux Kodachi 5.6 last month. Based on Debian 9.5 Xbuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support, […]