It’s every business owner’s biggest fear: hearing that their website has been compromised. Though WordPress is a safe platform, all websites are vulnerable to hacks, especially if they aren’t running the latest WordPress security plugins. But if the damage is already done, hope is not lost; there are a few ways you can work to recover content, repair the hack, and most importantly, protect your website from future attacks.
Continue reading → What to Do if Your WordPress Site is Hacked
This month, we’re excited to announce official support for WooCommerce in Jetpack Search. If you’re serious about your online store, giving people the ability to quickly find exactly what they want to buy is a must.
In addition, we’ve been adding better functionality to blocks and making maintenance and performance improvements. Let’s dive in!
Continue reading → Jetpack 9.6: Sell more stuff with Search for your Woo Store
Cybercriminals are a serious threat to anyone who uses the internet. And website owners have even more responsibility to protect their work and users. But the good news is that the WordPress community is full of people dedicated to stopping the bad guys. And Jetpack is proud to employ some of the world’s most acclaimed WordPress security experts. It’s how we stay one step ahead of threats and provide powerful tools that make it easier for everyone to remain safe.
We sat down with Fioravante Souza, a WordPress security expert and researcher, to get his inside take.
Continue reading → Meet Jetpack: Behind the Scenes with a WordPress Security Expert
Jetpack was born in March 2011. For the last 10 years, we’ve been happy to help you protect, speed up, and grow your business or hobby. Thanks for letting us travel with you on your journey towards success.
Check out our birthday celebration site for an interactive exploration of how Jetpack has helped WordPress sites over the years.
Here’s to the next 10 years!
Continue reading → Jetpack Turns 10
During an internal audit of the Patreon plugin for WordPress, the Jetpack Scan team found several weak points that would allow someone to take over a website.
These vulnerabilities were disclosed to the plugin authors, who promptly released version 1.7.2, which fixes all of these issues. If you’re running an older version of the plugin, please update today!
Read on for all of the technical details. If this goes over your head, don’t worry. We offer Jetpack Scan to handle malware scanning and automated upgrades or removal for you.
Continue reading → Vulnerabilities Found in Patreon WordPress plugin
When you’re running an online store, security is a top concern. After all, it’s not just your site content you have to protect — you also need to keep customer information and order data safe.
If you’re considering starting an online store, or if it already makes up part of your income, then it’s time to ensure that you’ve fully protected your business.
Continue reading → How to Secure Your WooCommerce Store
WordPress is open source, which means there are thousands of freely available plugins to enhance your website. If there’s something you need your site to do, chances are there’s a plugin for it!
But since many plugins are developed on a voluntary basis by community members, their quality can vary. By choosing the right ones — like those with a strong reputation — you’ll be less likely to encounter performance issues or experience conflicts with other critical plugins. Plus, quality solutions help you steer clear of potential security risks.
Here are a few qualities to look for in the best WordPress plugins for your website.
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As a WooCommerce store owner, you know the importance of security. You want to protect your valuable customer data and, if your site is hacked, you risk losing sales and damaging your hard-earned reputation.
But where do you start? And how do you know if your site is protected?
We’ve put together a WooCommerce security checklist that acts as a guide to securing your website. If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, then you’re off to an excellent start!
Continue reading → The Complete WooCommerce Security Checklist
When creating a WordPress website, you have the option to customize it for almost any purpose imaginable. You can sell products, build a fan base, publish irresistible content, run a hotel, start a membership-based club, and more.
You may choose to hire a developer to build your vision from scratch. But you can also take advantage of thousands of plugins from the open-source community that provide everything from advanced membership capabilities to security improvements and design functionality.
This unmatched flexibility is a core strength of the WordPress platform and a large part of why it powers 40% of the web. But all of these options also come with an enhanced level of responsibility for you as a website owner.
Continue reading → Why You Should Limit Plugins On Your WordPress Site
We’ve got quite the release for you this month! Jetpack 9.5 provides personal recommendations for your site, improves your findability with free SEO tools, and gives your visitors a better search experience. Bonus: the WordPress mobile app was recently updated and now includes Jetpack tools helping you to protect your site from anywhere. Let’s get to it!
Continue reading → Jetpack 9.5: Level up your site with custom recommendations