Find and correct WordPress vulnerabilities using WPScan

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If you run a WordPress based website then you should sit up, pull out your notepad, and carefully consider the idea of running WPScan on your site in order to if you have any security vulnerabilities that may require your attention. This is not to say that WordPress is vulnerable per say, but the fact is all software contains some level of vulnerabilities and the more you know, the more you will understand and be able to better protect your site. You may be surprised to learn that CVE has 177 documented vulnerabilities over the years concerning WordPress. If you are really interested in better protecting your site then you absolutely must take the time to read about hardening WordPress. For example, there are a number of excellent recommendations in the areas of securing wp-admin, securing wp-includes, securing wp-config.php, disable File Editing, and so much more. It would be well worth the time and effort reviewing and possibly implementing these recommendations to better protect your site. In fact, as I was researching this article I found one recommendation that I had not considered and after reading that I could add a second layer of protection to my wp-includes folder structure …

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Web Hosting Gone Wrong: Webhost4life

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As you may have noticed last Friday evening my website was extremely slow and when it loaded it resulted in error after error. As soon as I saw the problem I begun to investigate the root cause in order to determine the best approach to resolve the issue. To my surprise WebHost4Life whom I am now calling WebHostNot4Life had migrated my site and database to a new server. Typically a move to newer hardware represents a positive aspect but in this case WebHost4Life completely failed at the task, in fact a quick search of Google yielded a number of customers experiencing similar problems as myself and in some cases a complete loss of data. It makes one wonder if this company no longer cares about quality or is simply unqualified to perform the job. Turning to Twitter I noticed a number of others in the exact same boat as myself. As I mentioned earlier last Friday around 6:00 PM I noticed the problems with my site. After a few hours trying to resolve the problem I contacted technical support to let them know that I learned that my site had been migrated to the new platform and the database was …

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AutoBlogged WordPress Plugin Product Review

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If you’re wanting to automate your blog posting with external content then look no more. AutoBlogged is a powerful autoblogging plugin for WordPress that automatically creates blog posts from any RSS or Atom feed. Autoblogging is a great way to automate your WordPress posts so you can focus your efforts on earning money with your blog. With dozens of features, AutoBlogged is one of the most powerful autoblog software plugins available for WordPress and the best way to get automated blog content. Not only is the product easy to use, but it does a great job at syndication all without breaking the bank. Features Image and video support Custom post templates Advanced post filtering Enhanced tagging engine Regular Expression Search & Replace Create thumbnails for images Override feed data with your own values Fully supports WordPress 2.7 and later Review If you are running WordPress and looking for a way to bring outside information into your blog this plugin is for you. Installing the plugin is no different that any other plugin and I find the entire process very simple and user friendly. In fact, I was able to install AutoBlogged and get it configure in under 15 minutes. While …

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