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It's World Password Day! 5 Tips for Creating and Managing Secure Passwords

It’s World Password Day! 5 Tips for Creating and Managing Secure Passwords

By Jamie Schmid

HAPPY WORLD PASSWORD DAY!

Here at SiteLock, we loooove strong passwords! Join in the World Password Day festivities by changing your passwords today! Sound like more pain than fun? Here are 5 tips on creating and managing strong passwords like a pro!

Categories:  WordPress security

DrupalCon 2018: Drupal Takes Over Music City

By Jamie Schmid

This year’s DrupalCon took place in Nashville, TN, over the entire week of April 9-13, and I had the privilege of attending for the first time in 6 years. It was held at the very same venue as WordCamp US, Music City Center, with almost 3,000 people filling the halls and auditoriums to connect and learn more about Drupal.

Categories:  Community

Experiencing Creative Diversity at WordCamp Atlanta

By Michael Veenstra

This weekend I had the pleasure of representing SiteLock in our sponsor booth at WordCamp Atlanta, and it was an astounding experience. I find myself amazed at the wonderful and diverse crowd that every WordCamp draws. From speakers sharing their tips for success, to all of the individual attendees with their own stories to tell, the WordPress community at large is an endless fountain of inspiration, knowledge, and collaboration.

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  Community
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WordCamp San Diego 2018: 2 Days of Sunshine & Community

By Jamie Schmid

This past weekend we were back in San Diego as Gold Sponsors at WordCamp San Diego. I had a blast at our sponsor booth, as well as attending and speaking at my first #WCSD.

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  Community

SNAP Conference – Rising Up Together

By Adam Warner

This weekend SiteLock sponsored SNAP, a conference focused on the business of blogging for DIY creatives including modern handmade items, contemporary crafts, home-based events, and dozens of other creative entrepreneurs.

I was honored to present a roundtable session titled “Cybersecurity: Protecting You and Your Blog” about personal and website security, where I shared a checklist of tips about how to keep your personal information private, how to prevent your business blog from being hacked, and what to do if the worst happens.

SNAP isn’t your typical WordPress conference, although the majority of attendees are utilizing that platform. Every session was focused on teaching attendees how to utilize their blogs and social channels to generate a full-time income from their amazing craft-related content and tutorials.

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  Community
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How to Enable Retina Screen-Ready Images on Your WordPress Website

By Jamie Schmid

If you’ve gone from a PC/low-res laptop to a Mac in the past few years, you probably noticed something about the screen display. Dubbed “Retina” display by Mac, text appears more crisp, blacks and whites are more clear and saturated, colors are richer and more vibrant. But, in some cases – images appear quite blurry, no matter how nice they look in your Photoshop or Illustrator file. So what gives?

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  WordPress Benefits

5 Simple Website Security Best Practices

By Adam Warner

Welcome to the fourth article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.

In my previous posts I discussed the importance of securing your own site, your client sites, and how educating your clients about website security can foster trust and growth in your freelance or agency business.

After you’ve communicated the Why, Who, How and When of website hacks, it’s time to either start building security into your project proposals and costs or to continue educating your clients. Or both really 🙂 

In this post, I’m going to share five website security best practices that are easy to implement. Whether you include these steps as part of your service, or your website security education plan, your clients will benefit. What’s even better, they’re easy to implement! So let’s get to it, shall we?

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  WordPress security
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Gutenberg: A First Look at the Editor Expected to Change WordPress Forever

By Jamie Schmid

The Gutenberg WordPress Editor will very soon be part of WordPress core. This new editor promises a completely different content creation experience in WordPress, and is arguably one of the biggest changes of functionality in WordPress history. And no single core feature has ever inspired such heated debate amongst WordPress users and developers.

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  WordPress News
10th Anniversary SANDCamp Attendees

SANDCamp: A Weekend of Drupal in San Diego

By Jamie Schmid

Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out the Drupal community in San Diego, during the 10th annual SANDCamp. SiteLock protects many Drupal sites in addition to WordPress sites, so it was a joy to meet everyone in the community and learn more about the current state of Drupal.

Tags:   WordPress blog, WordPress security blog, WordCamps, WordPress news, WordPress hacks
Categories:  Community

The Benefits of Educating Clients About Security

By Adam Warner

Welcome to the third article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.

In my first post I discussed the importance of security for your business and your own websites and in my second post, I showed you the benefits of securing your client sites, before handing them over.

In this post, I’m going to share why security education is important and how to educate your clients about security in terms they’ll easily understand as it applies to their businesses.

Educating your clients (and potential clients) about website security isn’t just the right thing for your business, it’s the right thing to do period. Let’s talk about why that is, who’s ultimately responsible for website security, and how a dedicated focus on security can help set you apart from the crowd while increasing your value and revenue.

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Categories:  WordPress security