New WP Version 4.1 Dinah Update

WordPress has just released WP 4.1, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington. Here are just some of the changes you will see in the new version: WordPress Twenty Fifteen Theme Coinciding with the release of version 4.1 is a new default theme called Twenty Fifteen, which provides WordPress users with a blog-focused […]

How to change the admin username in WordPress – and why you should!

Up to version 3.0 of WordPress the main Administrator account was created with the username “admin”.  This has since been changed to allow for a more secure username.  Hackers who use automated programs to try to brute force the login of a WordPress site will target the username admin then try to guess the password.  […]

WordPress Security

In the past few days I have been contacted by former clients who have found out that their sites have been hacked and are worried about their WordPress security.  They had been advised of the importance of keeping the WordPress version and plugins updated and warned that their sites were not secure.  But you can […]

WordPress SEO by Yoast Vulnerability

Recent security issues with the SEO WordPress plugin by Yoast You may have heard about the recent security issues with one of the most popular WordPress plugins in the world. A problem was found in the widely-used SEO WordPress plugin by Yoast, which caused a great deal of concern amongst the IT community and WordPress […]