Why are hackers interested in your website?

Did you know, that people are trying to break into your WordPress website basically all the time? This comes as a shock to some – I’ve seen a few anxious requests for guidance from people who read their logs, and discovered that attacks were going on....

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Want to sign up for the fortnightly UpdraftPlus newsletter? It contains a mix of UpdraftPlus news, useful training materials for WordPress developers and site-owners, and general WordPress news. If you want to give it a try (you can de-subscribe at any time), then...

Understanding how WordPress installs plugins

Understanding how WordPress installs plugins is a great piece of knowledge: 1) it’s actually fairly simple, and 2) it can get you out of a lot of problems. In this article, we’re going to learn about that, and see what we can do with it. Of course, you...

Does your PHP version matter?

You’ve very likely heard about PHP many times, if you’re running a WordPress site… but, do you know what it is, and why it matters? PHP is the programming language that WordPress, like most websites, is written in. It has its share of defects, but...