How do you update WordPress Plugins?

Most WordPress plugins are updateable from the admin or backend area of the WordPress website.  Some paid plugins, and plugins that have not originated from the WordPress plugin directory will need to be updated manually. To update from the WordPress dashboard –Verify the compatibility between the plugin and your version of WordPress –Login to the admin area […]

How do you update WordPress?

When updates are available, you will be notified in the WordPress->Dashboard->Updates menu. You should always apply updates as soon as possible.  You’re able to set WordPress to update itself automatically.  If you’re doing it manually, ensure you have made a backup of the site and database.  If you utilise automatic updates, ensure you have regular […]

How Do I Choose Secure WordPress Plugins?

Trawling through the WordPress plugin library, you will see thousands and thousands of plugins.  The WordPress plugin database comes with no guarantees that each plugin is secure, efficient or that it is not already compromised or contains malware. So how do you choose which ones you should use? A number of plugin traits to look […]

What is Hacking and how to best avoid being hacked?

Hackers are basically crooks that want to steal information from you, or manipulate your website to their advantage. They crack or hack the credentials of your site to obtain access to the backend where they are not supposed to be. Once there, depending on their motivation – anything is possible. · Insert unwanted links to […]

Backup your WordPress website

Put this task to the top of every list you make.  Backups are the most important task that you can undertake.  If the worst happens, a current working backup ensures that you are back up and running in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of lost data. A successful and recommended backup […]

How To Minimise Spam – WordPress

With anything, there is an easy way and a hard way. So happens, there are a number of easy ways to stop WordPress comment spam. Before we get to the easy ways – the hard way is manually. Manually means logging into the backend of your site and looking through your comments and weeding out […]

WordPress 5.2 – Jaco

If your looking in your WordPress dashboard regularly you might see an update to Version 5.2 – Jaco.  The updated is named Jaco after jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius.  New features in this WordPress update make it easier to identify issues with your site. Site Health Check

What Is Spam?

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world.  It is because of its popularity that it is continually targeted by malicious hackers and spammers who seek to identify insecure websites and use these insecurities to their advantage. WHY SPAM? Spammers generally want you to look at them and click […]