How to Back Up WooCommerce (Orders, Products, Database)

There’s a lot of work that goes into building and maintaining an online store. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you know how to back up your WooCommerce store to avoid losing critical data, like your orders, products, and database.

The good news is that there are multiple solutions you can use for backing up WooCommerce. The best option will depend on a handful of factors, like whether you want to use a plugin and the type of backups you want to create. 

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of backing up your WooCommerce store and how often you should do it. Then, we’ll walk you through the methods you can use to back up your store and restore it. Finally, we’ll answer some common questions about this process. 

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How to Secure Your WordPress Login Page (Complete Guide)

A critical factor in running a successful WordPress website is implementing monitoring and security measures. After all, a hacked site can cause a lot of headaches — regardless of whether your site is used for business or personal purposes. It can impact your revenue, risk your visitors’ information, and wreck your reputation. 

A typical entry point for hackers is the WordPress login page, which will be our focus today. What follows is a rundown of 14 ways to harden WordPress login security so malicious actors won’t breach your site. 

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How to Detect & Remove Malware from a WordPress Site

It’s no surprise that WordPress powers 43% of the web. Since it’s open source, people from around the world are constantly contributing to improvements. Plus, because of its huge library of free and premium plugins, it’s pretty simple for someone with limited development knowledge to build a fairly complex site. 

But, like with anything, WordPress site owners need to be constantly vigilant of cyber criminals who seek to take advantage of security gaps. And one of the biggest threats is malware.

That’s why learning how to remove malware from WordPress sites is so important. When you can identify when your WordPress site is infected, you can act quickly to clean it and prevent it from happening again in the future.  

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of detecting and removing malware on your WordPress site. Then we’ll walk you through how to do so — with and without a plugin. We’ll provide tips for protecting your site against malware in the future and then wrap up with some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). 

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Guide to WordPress Brute Force Protection (+4 Best Plugins)

Brute force attacks happen when hackers try to access your site files by constantly trying new passwords. If they succeed, they could steal your private data, add malware, or even take down your website completely.

Fortunately, you can easily prevent these brute force attacks. By simply updating your login information or enabling two-factor authentication, you can make it harder for hackers to enter your website. Another effective method is to install a brute force protection plugin like Jetpack.

In this post, we’ll explain what brute force attacks are and how you can prevent them. Then, we’ll recommend the best plugins for brute force protection. 

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WordPress User Roles: The Ultimate Guide

As your website grows, the idea of sharing a single administrator account becomes harder to sustain. Large sites usually have a team of collaborators, which may include content writers, product pricing and inventory managers, event schedulers, and yes, super admins who can do everything. 

With so many cooks in the kitchen, it’s important to set up user roles. Each person should have an account that’s tailored to their duties on the site, and only allows them to access the parts required to do their job. User roles protect both your site’s security and its integrity.

WordPress comes with several default user roles for teams to use, which makes it easy to get started with accounts. But you can take things even further and create custom user roles as needed. Let’s dig in to all the options.

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WordPress Login URL: How to Find, Change, and Hide It

When you install WordPress, it automatically sets up a login page for your website. That page lets you access the dashboard as an administrator. So, knowing your WordPress login URL is essential if you want to make any changes to your website.

The WordPress CMS (content management system) uses a standard login URL for most websites (unless your web host changes it), so usually this is pretty simple. But it is possible to change the WordPress login link and hide it so no one else can access the admin dashboard. If you lose that, things could get a bit trickier.

In this article, we’ll talk about how to find, change, and hide the WordPress login URL.

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Capture the Flag at WordCamp Europe 2022

During WordCamp Europe 2022, we ran a WordPress Capture The Flag (CTF) competition across four challenges.

We wanted to introduce folks to the addictive world of CTF, and let people experience how security researchers approach bug hunting, such as looking for oddities in the code and combining them to do weird, sometimes counterintuitive things.

Challenge #1 – Are You Lucky?

Challenge #2 – Blocklist Bypass?

Challenge #3 – License to Capture the Flag

Challenge #4 – License to CTF: Part 2

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IONOS Partners with Jetpack for Free WordPress Backups

Backups are a critical component of website management, whether you run a blog, online store, or small business site. They keep your valuable content and hard work safe if anything ever goes wrong — a plugin conflict, website hack, coding error, or simple mistake. You can rest easy knowing that you can quickly restore a backup in an emergency.

That protection and ease of use is at the heart of Jetpack’s tools, along with the products and services offered by IONOS. And because they believe so strongly that every WordPress site needs backups, IONOS has decided to include a year of Jetpack Backup at no cost for all of their hosting plans. We’re honored that they trust our team to keep their customers’ websites safe and secure, and look forward to providing peace of mind for years to come.

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How to Get a Free SSL Certificate for Your Website (HTTPS)

If you own a website, it’s your responsibility to protect the data of your site visitors, especially if they share sensitive information like credit card numbers, medical details, and addresses. And a big part of doing that successfully is implementing an SSL certificate. SSL certificates are also an indication of site quality, which can impact visitor perceptions and where search engine’s place you in the rankings. 

So, what is an SSL certificate? Why does your website need one? Where do you find an SSL certificate and how do you install it? This article will dive deep into everything you need to know.

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What is Website Monitoring and Why is it Important?

When running a business, websites are the centerpiece of everything you do. If your site stops working, you’ll miss out on customers or visitors. Your gateway to the world will be gone. 

That’s why it’s so important to constantly keep tabs on the health of your website. You want to know about any issues as soon as possible, so you can fix them before they become a big problem. But unfortunately, DIY monitoring is extremely time-consuming and virtually impossible for busy website owners. 

So let’s take a closer look at different types of website monitoring and why you need them, plus a few tools to automate the process.

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