How to keep a log & track 404 errors in WordPress

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When it comes to annoying website errors, not many are more irritating to your visitors than 404 error pages. In most cases, your visitor will have clicked through from either a search result or an internal link placed on another page or post, only to find that there’s nothing there. For potential customers visiting your…

What WordPress Users Need to Know

What WordPress Users Need to Know

PHP 8.0 is set to be released on November 26, 2020. As the programming language powering WordPress sites, PHP’s latest version offers new features that developers will find useful and improvements that promise to greatly enhance security and performance in the long run. It also fully removes a number of previously deprecated functions. PHP 8…

Hosting Provider Failures and Incident Response Preparedness

Hosting Provider Failures and Incident Response Preparedness

Two hosting providers experienced outages this week. GoDaddy had a brief outage affecting numerous systems on Tuesday, November 17. Managed.com had an extensive outage due to ransomware that affected all systems. We discuss what types of incident response preparations site owners should consider when events beyond their control occur. We also discuss a large-scale attack…

Wordfence Site Cleaning Guarantee Extended to 1 Year

Wordfence Site Cleaning Guarantee Extended to 1 Year

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on November 19, 2020 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies Today, we’re pleased to announce that all customers of Wordfence site cleaning services receive an annual clean site guarantee. If your site is compromised again after our team has cleaned and secured your WordPress site, we’ll clean it again…

Keeping Plugins Updated Is Important, a Managed WordPress Host Can Help

WP Engine Helps Mitigate Plugin Vulnerabilities

A recent zero-day vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of WordPress sites offers some insight into why a growing number of businesses are looking to managed WordPress hosting from companies like WP Engine for more than just fast-loading, highly-available websites.      What Went Wrong With File Manager Plugin 6.4? The critical vulnerability was introduced back in…

Large-Scale Attacks Target Epsilon Framework Themes

Large-Scale Attacks Target Epsilon Framework Themes

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on November 17, 2020 by Ram Gall   0 Replies On November 17, 2020, our Wordfence colleagues noticed a large-scale wave of attacks against recently reported Function Injection vulnerabilities in themes using the Epsilon Framework, which we estimate are installed on over 150,000 sites. So far today, we…

Supporting WP-CLI, an Essential Developer Tool for WordPress

Supporting WP-CLI, an Essential Developer Tool for WordPress

For the third year in a row, WP Engine is a proud co-sponsor of the WP-CLI Project, an initiative led by a small team of developers who dutifully maintain the command-line interface that’s beloved by so many WordPress users around the globe.  Since its launch more than a decade ago, WP-CLI has become the go-to…

How To Create A WordPress Staging Site? (3 Easy Ways)

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Have you ever made a modification on your website to immediately regret the decision? You won’t be the first one because it’s a fairly common occurrence. But imagine if you had made the modification not on your original website but on a replica site, you could’ve easily evaded a disaster. In this article, we are…

The 5 best WordPress security plugins for complete site security

The 5 best WordPress security plugins for complete site security

Your WordPress site’s security should be one of your top concerns as a webmaster. However, there’s no such thing as a ‘set and forget’ approach with security. In actual fact, your security arrangements should form part of a never-ending process. You need to continually harden, monitor, improve, and test your WordPress security arrangements. When it…

Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Affect Over 100K WordPress Sites

Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Affect Over 100K WordPress Sites

Three critical privilege escalation vulnerabilities in the Ultimate Member plugin put over 100,000 sites at risk. We also talk about the Page Experience metric to be added as a ranking signal for Google search in May 2021 and what this means for WordPress sites using page builders or Gutenberg. Microsoft warns against using telephone/SMS-based multi-factor…

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