UpdraftPlus unveils a refreshed website design – let us know what you think…

UpdraftPlus has rolled out a refreshed design on the home, shop listings and shop pages. It’s not a radical change, but we think it looks better.

We’ll be refreshing more of our website in due course.

Let us know if you have any comments or feedback about the design, structure or clarity of our site below.

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How to Protect your WordPress Website

Whether its is a simple blog or a billion-dollar enterprise, maintaining your site’s security and safety is hugely important. When your site goes down it can be a distressing and potentially expensive experience, causing untold damage to your reputation and business.

Keeping your WordPress site safe doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are just a few simple ways your can keep the hackers away.

Strong passwords are essential

An obvious one to start, but the most frequent way hackers gain access to your WordPress site is by using the most common password combinations. It is recommended that your password be a combination of letters, numbers and even special characters such as ‘!’, ‘&’ and ‘>’. This combination makes passwords much harder to guess than regular ones.

Two factor verification login

Two factor verification is a great way to add a physical layer of security to your password and login details. By downloading the Keyy plugin on your WordPress site and app on your smartphone you can even prevent against keylogging attacks by using scanned lock/key style cryptography. This method improves on other verification plugins as they use typed numbers, tokens or SMS, which are much more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Make sure you have a backup

Hacking, server crashes, dodgy updates or simple user error can ruin your site.

That’s why you should always have an automatic backup plugin installed. By installing UpdraftPlus, you know that even if the worst should happen, you will always have a recent copy of your WordPress files, databases, plugins and themes ready to access and use.

Limit login attempts

The default settings of WordPress allows users to make unlimited guesses when entering a password. No matter how good your password is, with unlimited guesses hackers can use sophisticated programmes until a correct guess is made. By activating a limited login plugin, you can limit the number of password guesses made before the login options lock and prevent continued hacking attempts.

Do not offer login hints

Even with limited login attempt, your password is still at risk if a site gives hackers password hints. These login hints can easily give a hacker valuable information and direction when it comes to correctly researching and guessing your password.

Hopefully your site will never suffer any of the problems mentioned above, but by installing the UpdraftPlus backup plugin and the Keyy two factor authentication plugin on your WordPress site, you can rest a little easier in the knowledge that you have a solid foundation of secur

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Plugin & Theme Manager from UpdraftCentral

As part of our commitment to the continual development of UpdraftCentral, we are pleased to share with you an exclusive preview of our soon to be available and brand new theme and plugin manager feature.

In an attempt to make UpdraftCentral’s backup, update and management process quicker and easier, we will soon be launching an exciting feature that allows you to install and activate a chosen plugin on all your connected sites at once.

We are sure the plugin & theme manager will boost your productivity even further so be sure to check out the new feature, which we plan to be launch very soon.

Try UpdraftCentral today free for up to 5 sites

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Happy Birthday, Keyy!

Happy Birthday, Keyy!

One year ago, our superhero 2-factor authentication plugin and app were born.

Keyy allows you to login without the faff of usernames and passwords. Just open the Keyy app on your mobile, point it at your screen and viola! You’re in.

Plus, because it uses RSA public-key cryptography, its security is second-to-none. There’s no vulnerable central database of the user profile and login details, there’s no risk of any of the usual password-stealing hacks (for the obvious reason that there aren’t any passwords to steal!). If you do lose your mobile, the digital key is safe with Android Keystore or Apple Keychain.

Keyy is an absolute dream to use, and (unsurprisingly), the reviews have been glowing. One guy wrote: “Someday, all who draw breath will use Keyy! This app is meant to be used by all mankind.”

And it’s true! If you haven’t yet experienced the wondrously simple login experience of Keyy, you’re missing out! It turns a chore into a pleasure. There’s something extraordinarily smug about a secure login that’s absurdly simple to use.

What could be better? Ah, we know: a special, birthday deal: get Keyy today, and enjoy 25% off with coupon code Keyy1stBirthday. Make Keyy’s first birthday one to remember: find out more https://getkeyy.com.

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Cybercrime Basics

Cybercrime Basics

We are hooked on the internet and demand to be connected to the digital world 24/7. Our reliance on the online world and willingness to divulge our personal information with websites creates unique opportunities for criminals to steal our data, an extremely valuable commodity that can be exploited for vast profit.

Many people fail to recognize just how much of a widespread issue cybercrime is and as a result, fail to sufficiently protect themselves against it. Every individual and business with an online presence is vulnerable.

Although cybercrime cannot be stopped entirely, we can still take important measures to prevent it, which is why the cybersecurity industry is now worth a staggering $120 billion, a figure only likely to rise over the next few years. Even free anti-virus software like Avast can help protect against malware threats, which is why every computer or mobile device should have it installed.

To learn more about cybercrime and the role it’s now playing in our world, take a look at the infographic below.

The article was written by Josh Wardini, a Community Manager at Webmastersjury.

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UpdraftCentral is now compatible with WP-Optimize

Manage lots of WordPress websites?  Want them all to run faster?  But no time to optimize them all?

We’ve made it so that you can control WP-Optimize from UpdraftCentral in order to make streamlining all of your website databases even easier and more effortless!

So you can now optimise all your websites all in one place at one time.

Here’s a preview of what it looks like.

We’re continually developing UpdraftCentral, and we’re committed to it being the world’s most advanced and easy WordPress multiple site backup, update and management tool.

To sign up to UpdraftCentral, or get a free trial, find out more here.


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