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Stop Being Stupid

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Stop Being Stupid

WordPress users simply have to look in the mirror to find the enemy when it comes to security. Themselves.

In a recent survey of potential clients, we found that 62 percent of WordPress users only backup their websites every few months, which makes them an easy victim of cyber-attacks or even their carelessness.

While 48 percent backup WordPress at least every few weeks, less than a quarter of them use a website backup plug-in. And even fewer apparently have training on how to use these tools. Also:

  • 30 percent aren’t trained on how to use WordPress
  • 18 percent are “inexperienced” about WordPress backups
  • 72 percent have experienced a plug-in failure following an update
  • 57 percent have accidentally deleted files that were not backed up

But while they don’t appear to be overly concerned with preventing problems, WordPress users surveyed will pay a premium to get lost information back.

Nearly a quarter would shell out “almost anything,” for a complete restore and nearly 18 percent would cough up more than a thousand dollars to get someone else to fix it, according to the survey.

Why So Stupid?

So why are so many WordPress users so out of touch with the realities of protecting their sites?

The problem may stem from the fact that WordPress is so easy to use. Because it’s so straightforward, it attracts users with little technical experience and low IT budgets.

The survey emphasizes this point: nearly half of respondents do not have a website or IT manager.

Businesses don’t seem to realize that they are financially exposed should something go wrong.

Let’s get this fixed, subscribe to WP [well-being] Maintenance and Security service and be enlightened.

Security Tips

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In today’s digital world having a website is vital for every business, no matter what they do. A positive add on to that is the fact that creating a website has never been easier. Nowadays you don’t need to write hundreds of lines of HTML/CSS code to have a good-looking website. WordPress is the most used website platform out there and there are no indications that it will soon fall behind.
Roughly 28% of all websites are being powered by WordPress as 576 WordPress websites are created every single day.
We need to pay more attention to website security since web intruders are evolving with the same pace as the technology itself. Web security is one of the main problems in 2017 as threats are lurking from everywhere. To help keep you safe and secure we want to share 15 important security tips that could save your website from being hacked.
1. Don’t use “Admin” as your administrator username
2. WordPress username.

3. Pick strong passwords (long, with numbers, capital letters, and symbols, use multi-word phrases you can remember)

4. Use 2-factor authentication to log in

5. Download plugins only from known resources

6. Keep WordPress and it’s plugins updated

7. Disable the WordPress Theme and Plugin editor

8. Limit Logins based on Number of Failed Attempts

9. Hide your WordPress Version Number

10. Disable PHP Error Reports

11. [easy-tweet tweet=”Make Regular Backups and Store Them Off-Site” user=”WPwell_being” hashtags=”#wordpress,#security”]

12. Never Download Premium Plugins for Free

13. Secure the wp-config.php file

14. Regularly Monitor Website Security

15. Hire WP [well-being] to handle all this for you


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Delete, Delete, Delete

  1. Delete Spam Comments
    1. To make sure your site is clutter free and optimized it is important to delete spam comments from your site.
  2. Delete Unwanted Themes
    1. Outdated themes are one of the common ways hackers access websites. To maintain the security of your site delete the themes that came with the original install and any other themes you are not using.
  3. Delete unused plugins
    1. Too many plugins can affect the sites speed as well as pose security issues. It is critical that you remove all unused plugins from your site.
  4. Delete Media Files
    1. Delete unused, temporary or redundant media files. Clear all unnecessary junk from your media library to improve the performance of your site.
  5. Delete Inactive Website Admins
    1. A security loophole that is often overlooked, yet extremely important to the overall security of your website.
  6. Delete Trash and Optimize your database
    1. Clearing out your database trash should be a daily routine to make sure your website runs and function smoothly.

Never stop checking to see that your sites are free from malware and functioning at top speed.