How to Stop WordPress Spam Comments (2 Ways to Block Them)

WordPress comment spam seems inevitable. No matter what type of website you’re running, if you allow visitors to comment on your posts, you’ll find spam. The more popular your content is, the more you’ll get. These unwanted contributions interrupt the flow of the dialog in your comments section, annoy you and your community, reduce your site’s credibility, and decrease traffic. But why, exactly, do people leave spam comments and what can you do about them?

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Should You Use Jetpack for WordPress Security?

Your website is the heart of your online presence — a place to establish your brand, build trust with your customers, and convert new visitors to clients. As an essential part of your business model, it’s critical to protect that asset with a top-tier WP security plugin

There are several WordPress plugins that provide various levels of security and offer different kinds of protection. Give yourself optimal peace of mind and keep your business running smoothly by choosing a well-designed, comprehensive, integrated security plugin for your WordPress website: Jetpack.

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How We’re Staying Connected During COVID-19

Just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many throughout the world have begun to consider a permanent work-from-home arrangement. We wanted to share what works for our teams because, as a distributed company, Jetpack has always been mindful of ways to stay connected despite fairly substantial differences in physical locations. You might think that nearly four years of practice with this kind of work arrangement gave us an advantage when COVID-19 forced everyone to distance. That’s partially true. 

Most of us, for example, already had our at-home work spaces ready to go. In August, we wrote about what we had already learned from years of working this way. We discussed creating the ideal environment, helpful tools and equipment, how to deal with distractions and optimize scheduling, the challenges of working with kids at home, and how to pay proper attention to physical and mental health. 

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Jetpack and ScalaHosting: Better Together

Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most important website decisions you can make because it impacts so many things — security, speed, functionality, uptime, and usability to name just a few. And while these are valuable considerations for any site owner, as your website grows, it becomes more and more important to consider flexibility and efficiency.   

That’s why we’ve partnered with ScalaHosting, whose mission is to make VPS hosting available to anyone.

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Improve your site performance and SEO for free with Jetpack Boost

Now that many businesses have an online presence, people expect the same great experience online that they get in person from their favourite cafes, restaurants, and local shops. In 2021, site performance is extremely important and is a key component in setting your business apart from your competitors. 

Studies have shown that poor performance directly impacts sales, with a one‑second delay in loading times reducing conversion rates by 20%. Just like slow service in a restaurant, your site speed can have a major impact on if people engage and come back.

But for most people, it’s hard to stay on top of ever-evolving web standards. Not to mention expensive to hire a developer to upgrade your site. 

That’s why we’re proud to announce Jetpack Boost. Developed in partnership with XWP – who have built some of the fastest WordPress sites in the world (and the AMP plugin and Tide quality framework) – Jetpack Boost gives your site the same performance advantages as the world’s leading websites, with no developer required. And best of all, it’s free!

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Has Your WordPress Site Been Hacked? How to Check & Fix it

It’s every website owner’s biggest fear: hearing that their site has been compromised. Though WordPress is a safe platform, all websites are vulnerable to attacks, especially if they haven’t taken the necessary measures to secure and protect their site from hackers.

But if your WordPress site is hacked and the damage is already done, hope is not lost; there are a few ways you can work to recover content, repair the harm, and most importantly, protect your website from future attacks.

In this article, we’ll answer the following questions:

  1. How to know if your WordPress site has been hacked
  2. Why your site has been hacked
  3. The top five ways a WordPress site gets hacked.
  4. How to fix a hacked WordPress site
  5. How to prevent a WordPress site from being hacked
  6. FAQs about WordPress hacks

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Jetpack 9.6: Sell more stuff with Search for your Woo Store

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!

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Meet Jetpack: Behind the Scenes with a WordPress Security Expert

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. 

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