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How Jetpack and WooCommerce Plugins Work Together

If you run an online store (or are about to launch one) you know that the right tools make the job much smoother. Jetpack has a host of useful features, and it really shines for store owners when paired with WooCommerce. The leading eCommerce platform and the ultimate WordPress toolkit work hand in hand to give you a secure, efficient store that converts.

Both tools are backed by teams of the world’s top WordPress engineers, so you benefit from trusted functionality and unrivaled support. Here are just a few of the benefits of combining Jetpack and WooCommerce. 

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Is Jetpack Security Enough to Protect Your WordPress Website?

If you own or manage a website, security should be one of your top priorities. On a WordPress website, more plugins and extensions mean more opportunities for something to go wrong, and it’s your job to safeguard your hard work and your visitors’ personal information.

Protecting your website from threats doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t need to juggle a handful of security plugins to be successful. Why? Because Jetpack is the complete WordPress security solution.

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Introducing Jetpack Scan: Stay Ahead of Malware Threats

Your website is essential to your business: it puts you in front of potential customers, gives you a platform to share your passion, and, in many cases, directly generates revenue. If it goes down for any reason, you miss out on valuable customers and visitors.

Hackers, viruses, and malware can bring down your website, either temporarily or permanently, and they’re always evolving. As a business owner, you simply don’t have time to worry about every single threat. You need to focus on running your business. But how can you still protect your hard work?

That’s where Jetpack Scan comes in.

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Do You Need a Security Upgrade for Your WordPress Website?

A hacked website can be devastating for a company, no matter its size. In fact, 58% of malware attacks are directed at small businesses! And the last thing you need as a busy entrepreneur is to worry about losing customer trust, search engine rankings, or website files.  

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Understanding the Value of Website Backups

WordPress websites of all sizes rely on web hosts to keep them up and running. However, glitches, malware, and human error can all threaten your site. As a website owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have an up-to-date backup of your site at all times.

Protect Against Brute Force Attacks

Your first defense is to block suspicious login attempts with a security plugin like Jetpack that offers brute force attack protection.

A brute force attack is the most rudimentary — and common — form of website attack. In an attempt to gain access to your site, large networks of automated bots try different combinations of usernames and passwords until they find the right one. These malicious login attempts can also affect your website’s performance.

Protect Against Malware and Code Vulnerabilities

Although brute force attacks are very common (and successful), they aren’t the only thing that can jeopardize your website.

Malware — sometimes referred to as “viruses” — can be plugins, themes, and other scripts that pretend to be legitimate products (sometimes actually providing an apparently valuable service). Malware contains code behind the scenes that steals or deletes your data, modifies your links to steal your traffic, or simply breaks your site.

Code vulnerabilities can have a similar effect, but the difference is that they are unintentional. No code is perfect, and sometimes developers write code that contain unknown loopholes that can be exploited by malicious hackers to achieve the same goals as malware.

In both cases, the solution is proper malware protection via an automated security scanning service (similar to an “anti-virus” product) that regularly scans all your code to see whether known vulnerabilities are present or whether modifications have been made without authorization.

Minimize Downtime with a Contingency Plan

Even if you have all the protections described above in place, you should still have a contingency plan for the situations where human error or new hacking techniques compromise your site.

Your contingency plan for accidental damage, malware, and brute force attacks should include daily backups of all of your web content. If anything happened to your site, having a recent and easily accessible backup will ensure it’s up and running again quickly — either by restoring it or by migrating it to another server — thus keeping downtime to a minimum, which most cases could mean loss of income or reduced search engine rankings.

Automatic backup services like Jetpack’s Personal plan make it easy to restore your site in a few clicks. High-traffic sites that generate revenue, like eCommerce, subscription, or advertising sites, should choose the real-time backups offered in Jetpack Professional. (“Real-time” means a current backup is always available and includes an unlimited backup archive, so you can always roll your site back to any point in time since signing up.)

Tie Up Loose Ends with a Personal Touch

Mistakes happen and it’s all-too-easy to accidentally delete a database or compromise your site’s functions while trying to update your files and plugins. If you have access to or can afford to keep a developer on retainer, you should rely on them to update or restore your site.

For most users, however, the personal yet expert support we offer as part of all our paid plans is enough to guarantee that additional peace of mind.

Next Steps: Compare plans and choose the right one for your site.

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