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PPMWP 2.3.1: improved support for third party plugins

PPMWP 2.3.1: improved support for third party plugins

Today we are excited to announce update 2.3.1 of the Password Policy Manager plugin. The highlight of this update is improved support for other third party plugins, such as login redirects, e-Commerce and membership type plugins. Even though this update is a...

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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2020, Part 1

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2020, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of September, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable...

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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Version Management

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Version Management

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Version Management, a great tool that makes managing...

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How to Update WordPress Website Safely? (Ultimate Guide)

How to Update WordPress Website Safely? (Ultimate Guide)

Worried about WordPress updates breaking your site? Have you already faced a botched update in the past?Don’t worry. We’ve been there too. Updating your WordPress site seems like a simple task but it can become complicated fast if things don’t go as planned. A failed...

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Activity logs & storage: busting the most common misconceptions

Activity logs & storage: busting the most common misconceptions

If you operate a WordPress website, you’ll be well aware that there can be a lot happening at once. Even more on a multisite network! For that reason, you need an activity log plugin to track all website users activity. Everyone agrees that activity logs are necessary...

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Auto-Updates: The Good, The Bad And Our Solution

Auto-Updates: The Good, The Bad And Our Solution

Imagine this, you update to WordPress 5.5 and turn on auto-updates thinking it’ll be more convenient.While you are asleep, 2 of your plugins get updated automatically. And then you end up looking like this.Sounds familiar?Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The Auto-Update...

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The Top 10 Things To Do After Installing iThemes Security Pro

The Top 10 Things To Do After Installing iThemes Security Pro

iThemes Security Pro is jam-packed full of 50+ security methods to secure and protect your WordPress website. That is a ton of options! If you find yourself not knowing where to start after installing iThemes Security Pro, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this...

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WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1...

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Monthly WordPress Security Roundup [August 2020]

Monthly WordPress Security Roundup [August 2020]

Hello everyone, it’s Kanishk from Astra Security. This is another edition of the Monthly WordPress Security Roundup for August 2020. Today we’ll discuss the core changes in the new WordPress 5.5 updates, recent vulnerabilities found in WP plugins and themes, and some...

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7 Tips to Secure WordPress Users in 2020

7 Tips to Secure WordPress Users in 2020

The best way to secure your WordPress users in 2020 is by using a strong password and two-factor authentication. That seems pretty straightforward, right? The reality is that WordPress user security is a bit more nuanced. Whenever we talk about user security, we often...

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Complete Guide to WordPress Troubleshooting – A to Z

Complete Guide to WordPress Troubleshooting – A to Z

If you are running WordPress websites then you have probably come across some of the following issues –Updating a plugin results in the dreaded white screen of death.Publishing a post is throwing cryptic errors like “are you sure you want to do this?”WordPress is...

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The ultimate guide to WordPress user management

The ultimate guide to WordPress user management

There’s nothing more complicated for webmasters than to manage their website users. If your website or eCommerce solution users aren’t managed correctly, they can inflict site-breaking damage and loosen up tight security protocols. While WordPress user management is...

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5 Advanced Tips & Tricks for iThemes Security Pro

5 Advanced Tips & Tricks for iThemes Security Pro

The iThemes Security Pro plugin has over 50 different ways for you to secure and protect your WordPress website. You can enable most of the security methods in iThemes Security Pro with just a click of a button. However, if you can spare a few minutes to dive into the...

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