5 Most Common WordPress Attacks & How To Prevent Them

Are you worried that hackers will attack your WordPress website? We wish we could’ve told you not to worry but the truth is WordPress websites are constantly targeted by hackers. This is mainly on account of its popularity as WordPress powers a third of all the websites on the internet.

While WordPress itself is a secure website building platform, it does not function alone. You need plugins and themes to run a WordPress site. Plugins and themes often develop vulnerabilities which hackers exploit to hack a website.

Once they have access to your website, they run all sorts of malicious…


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What’s in Store for WordPress for the Rest of 2020? – WordPress Tavern

Josepha Haden, executive director of WordPress, provided a progress update on the 2020 goals in early March. As always, the timeline to hit certain goals can change based on roadblocks the development team hits and other factors. On the whole, the tentative roadmap looks feasible.

Currently, WordPress 5.5 is set to ship on August 11, 2020. Version 5.6 is scheduled to follow on December 8, 2020. Some major changes are forthcoming. Let us take a moment to look ahead and see where the WordPress ship is sailing.

Automatic Updates for Everything

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Introduction to WordPress Error 500 and Its Possible Solutions

This introduction is all about HTTP error 500 WordPress. In this information, the user can understand the reasons for the internal server errors and different solutions for them

A conference was organized where WordPress experts were present to discuss WordPress error 500 and its solutions. The maddening thing about internal server error is that it doesn’t affirm any reasons. But as we know that there is nothing in this world that cannot be solved. Take a glance at the solutions.

     

  1. 1. Eliminate all plugins 

 

Third-party plugins are the most usual cause for 500…


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New Skimming Malware Exploits WooCommerce Plugin

Card skimming attacks are often targeted on e-commerce websites for credentials. But, they all have few things in common that detect the breach easily. This could be planting the code at the same spots, or similar code seen in other attacks like Magecart or taking the user to a different payment site. But there’s a group of skimmers who are actively attacking the WooCommerce WordPress plug-in, by manipulating JavaScript code deeply and unseen by regular scans.

A New Method To Steal

Ben Martin, a website security researcher from Sucuri discovered this new skimming malware attack on a…


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Tutorial: Optimize WordPress on Kubernetes with Portworx

This tutorial is a part of the series on running stateful workloads on Kubernetes with Portworx. The previous parts covered the architecture and installation of Portworx. This guide will explain how to leverage the features of Portworx such as storage pools, class of service, replicated volumes, shared volumes to achieve optimal performance and high availability of WordPress content management system (CMS).

WordPress is a stateful application that relies on two persistence backends: A file system and MySQL database. The storage service for these two backends should be reliable,…


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State of the Meetup Under Lockdown – WordPress Tavern

By now we’re all getting weary of the phrase “new normal.” Much ink has been spilled over the question of what that new normal will look like after the pandemic has passed over us. There’s a stubborn streak in the American national character that admits of little change but, like an assiduous puppy, finds what works.

I’ve been attending the local WordPress Meetup since moving to Asheville, North Carolina, three years ago. Finding myself in a new city, getting out into the community and meeting people in the same industry seemed like a good opportunity to get connected….


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Analysis of a WordPress Credit Card Swiper

While working on a recent case, I found something on a WordPress website that is not as common as on Magento environments: A credit card swiper injection.

Typically this type of malware targets dedicated ecommerce platforms such as Magento and Prestashop (due to their focus in handling payment information, which we have documented extensively in the past). With WooCommerce recently overtaking all other ecommerce platforms in popularity it was only a matter of time before we started seeing attackers target this platform more frequently.

Naturally, WooCommerce and other WordPress-based…


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5 of the Best WordPress Website Examples (and How to Build One Yourself)

Now that we’re well into the 21st century, having a website is non-negotiable. Not only does it affect your credibility, but it also functions as a primary touchpoint for customers to interact with your business.

But building one can feel daunting if you aren’t a developer or a web designer.

Luckily, there is a solution out there that can simplify the process for you, while still enabling you to create a stellar website, ecommerce store, blog, community, or portfolio.

It’s called WordPress.

What Is WordPress?

Put simply: WordPress is a content management system that allows you to build…


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Rectifying The WordPress Internal Server Error 500 With Few Effective Solutions

The WordPress Internal Server Error 500 is indisputably the most intimidating. The user often faces error 500 because it doesn’t notify any reason. But that doesn’t state that you cannot resolve this error. Firstly we should understand what does server error means. Let’s know about the error

When a user tries to visit any site, then the internet browser transmits a user’s request to the server. The server precedes the request and sends back the information to show the page with an HTTP header, which contains HTTP status code. In case you receive 500 status code,…


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Jetpack Re-launches Search Feature as Standalone Service – WordPress Tavern

The Jetpack team announced today that its search service is now available as a separate package from the professional bundle it was previously under. The move should make it more affordable for small sites to use the service. Larger sites might have to shell out more money, depending on how much content is on the site.

“Jetpack Search had only been available as a part of the Jetpack Professional plan at $29 per month, but that pricing felt unfair: a site with one million posts costs 1,000 times as much to index as a site with one thousand posts, but both sites were paying the same…


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