How to Set up and Configure Postman SMTP on WordPress

In October 2017, popular SMTP plugin Postman SMTP, with 100k+ active installs, was removed from the WordPress repository due to an XSS vulnerability. This news spread like wildfire. The plugin had not just been removed because of the vulnerability – it had also not been updated in the last sixteen months, making it incompatible with the latest … Read more

Use UpdraftCentral Cloud to centrally manage all of your WordPress sites

UpdraftCentral is a hosted WordPress management solution that makes it quicker and easier than ever to use UpdraftPlus to manage, backup and restore all your WordPress websites. You can also manage your updates (for WordPress, plugins and themes) and WordPress users from one central dashboard. Pay monthly for the lowest entry price, or pay yearly to get 2 … Read more

9 Awesome Tools for Website Malware Scanning

Site Malware Scanner Quttera SUCURI SiteGuarding Astra Security VirusTotal MalCare ReScan SiteGuard SiteLock Quttera Quttera offers free malware scanning against your WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Bulletin, SharePoint website and provides you an excellent report with the following details. Malicious files Suspicious files Potentially Suspicious files Clean files External links detected Iframes scanned Blacklisted status List of … Read more

How To: WordPress Browser Caching

Browser caching is a sore subject among many WordPress developers. Caching in your end-user’s web browser is hard to see and even harder to control at times, and yet it can affect their entire experience. What’s more, page performance testing will often instruct developers to “leverage browser caching,” and this makes the problem more complex. … Read more

Bitnami WordPress on AWS: Optimize WordPress

Web application performance problems are not easy to fix properly. The responsiveness of your application at a given moment depends on many factors: the application code, installed plugins, AWS load, server type, caching mechanism, etc. The most common reason for performance issues is lack of any caching. Turning it on, which for most Bitnami stacks … Read more

Bitnami WordPress on AWS: I unable to restart Apache

[IMPORTANT, please fill the questions] Application name and version:WordPress. The latest versionIs it an installer, cloud image or virtual machine?: AWSOperative system/Platform (Linux, Windows, OSX)(x86/x64):OSXWas it installed as the root user?Is there anything you’ve done and/or tried with the application before posting here?E.g. changed permissions or installed a plugin: I tried to restart apache and got … Read more