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How Install the Free Sucuri WordPress Plugin - WP Shout

There are a host of different security plugins for WordPress. They all do different things, and different sets of things in both their free and paid versions. One of my favorite free WordPress security plugins is Sucuri. It’s not all… Continue Reading →

Recapping Our Advice on WordPress Security - WP Shout

I’ve been writing about WordPress security solidly on WPShout for the last month or so, and today in place of your regular Tuesday post, I wanted to recap some of the posts, and give you another opportunity to give them a read:… Continue Reading →

I was on the Matt Report Podcast - WP Shout

I was on the Matt Report Podcast – WPShout Skip to nav menu Skip to content 👋   We’re social! Main Topics: Link Topics: David Hayes / November 10, 2017 Posted In: WordPress News I’ve listened to the Matt Report… Continue Reading →

How to Create a New WordPress Account - WP Shout

Sharing passwords is bad for security. Period. It is much better, as we cover in the new course, WordPress Security with Confidence, that you create a new account for each user. If each user have just the rights they need,… Continue Reading →

WordPress 4.9 Field Guide - WP Shout

WordPress 4.9 Field Guide – WPShout Skip to nav menu Skip to content 👋   We’re social! Main Topics: Link Topics: David Hayes / November 8, 2017 Posted In: WordPress News There are lots of new things happening to WordPress… Continue Reading →

Essentials of Image Optimization, a Free Guide - WP Shout

I’ve been thinking more and more about web performance, both for making WPShout as fast as possible and for a few other ideas we’ve got stewing. So I was really interested to come across this image optimization guide from Addy… Continue Reading →

Why There Was a WordPress 4.8.3 - WP Shout

If you didn’t see the drama around WordPress security last Friday, you might have noticed that WordPress 4.8.3 dropped on Tuesday. The short version of the drama is that last Friday Anthony Ferrara, who isn’t well-known inside of WordPress but… Continue Reading →

How to Auto-Update WordPress Plugins and Themes (in Code) - WP Shout

Keeping WordPress core up-to-date has become so easy in the last few years that I barely even thing about it. Keeping WordPress plugins and themes up-to-date is currently still a more complex task. There are plugin-based solutions for it, but… Continue Reading →

HeroPress is now Accepting Donations - WP Shout

HeroPress is now Accepting Donations – WPShout Skip to nav menu Skip to content 👋   We’re social! Main Topics: Link Topics: David Hayes / October 30, 2017 Posted In: WordPress News Our friend Topher DeRosia over at HeroPress recently… Continue Reading →

Staying Focused with Forest - WP Shout

Sometimes, the desire to fiddle with the smartphone is too strong. Sometimes you need a little help avoiding that temptation. That’s where the Forest app comes in. I found this in an online discussion a few weeks back, and I’ve… Continue Reading →

How to Set Your Site Icon (Favicon) in WordPress - WP Shout

One of the most commonly useful but too-painful-to-do tasks of every web design project of my past was making a site icon, or favicon. You know, that little things that identifies your site via a quick visual icon that shows… Continue Reading →

What I Learned Interviewing 10 WordPress Security Experts - WP Shout

I’ve spent the last three months deep in the weeds of WordPress Security. As regular readers will know, this is because I’m working on a new course: WordPress Security With Confidence (it’s coming out in two weeks, by the way). Part of this… Continue Reading →

Enable Automatic Plugin Updates in WordPress Without Code - WP Shout

One of the best things you can do for security it run updates in WordPress often, ideally as soon as they’re available. Making WordPress automatically pull in plugin updates for you is a great way to make that happen. This… Continue Reading →

Getting Autosave In Sublime Text - WP Shout

I was recently bitten by the lack of saving in my text editor of choice, Sublime Text (3). I don’t know if it’s that PHPStorm has autosave, or that Google Docs does, but at some point in the last few… Continue Reading →

Preventing XSS WordPress Attacks: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data - WP Shout

When it comes to making your WordPress site secure as a developer, probably the most impactful thing you can do is make sure you always clean up data they get from users. That means, generally, two things, validating or sanitizing… Continue Reading →

Preventing XSS Attacks in WordPress: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data - WP Shout

When it comes to making your WordPress site secure as a developer, probably the most impactful thing you can do is make sure you always clean up data they get from users. That means, generally, too things, validating or sanitizing… Continue Reading →

Security Through Obscurity is Not Security At All - WP Shout

What counts as security, and how you make sure that you’re secure are both big and complicated topics. But, the complication of them is worsened when people mistake useless task-creation for actual benefit. “Security theater” has been an ever more… Continue Reading →

How to Update WordPress, Plugins, and Themes - WP Shout

One of the easiest ways to improve the security of your WordPress site is to always keep your WordPress “core”, and the plugins and themes you use up-to-date. Doing this means that when problems (or “vulnerabilities”) in these softwares are… Continue Reading →

A Visualization of How WordPress Works - WP Shout

I’ve been sharing security stuff lately, but we announced the course yesterday, so I feel like I should change up what I’m linking to a little. And then I found an old tab (I have hundreds of old browser tabs,… Continue Reading →

Install Google Analytics in WordPress - WP Shout

Install Google Analytics in WordPress – WPShout Skip to nav menu Skip to content Thinking WordPress security? We’re giving away $5000+ of security goods. Enter now! (it’s free, ends Friday) 👋   We’re social! Main Topics: Link Topics: David Hayes… Continue Reading →

A Comparison of WordPress Two-Factor Options - WP Shout

I’ve been thinking hard about two-factor authentication in the last few months. I think it’s great, but you can’t deny the hassle. So while I’ve enabled it on small number of my most valuable accounts, I admit that I’ve not… Continue Reading →

Why and How To Use Custom Post Types in WordPress - WP Shout

WordPress sites are great at holding content. Got some words and pictures you want to show the world? WordPress is a great tool for that job. Probably the best. But by default it only has two types of content: Posts… Continue Reading →

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