Will Morris

Will Morris is a staff writer at WordCandy.co. When he's not writing about WordPress, he likes to gig his stand-up comedy routine on the local circuit.

5 Security Features We Wish Were Included in WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMSs) globally, powering more than half of websites that use CMSs we know. Unfortunately, being an incredibly convenient, user-friendly, and robust solution doesn’t automatically translate to being completely secure. With cybercrime on the rise, it’s more important than ever to take careful, proactive, and preventative …

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98.7 Percent of the Web Is Using Outdated Versions of PHP

The latest major releases of PHP have bought massive changes to the programming language. Starting from PHP 7, we’ve seen significant performance improvements. Some benchmarks even point to versions 7-8 being twice as fast as their predecessors. However, most of the websites that use PHP are still stuck with old versions of the language. Upgrading …

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What WordPress Ransomware Is (And How to Protect Against It)

What WordPress Ransomware Is (And How to Protect Against It)

It’s no secret that security is essential to any WordPress website. Knowing all you can about possible threats may help keep your site safe. Nevertheless, staying informed about how to fight back against emerging malicious technology such as ransomware can be difficult. Fortunately, a small amount of information can go a long way. By familiarizing …

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The Top WordPress Vulnerabilities in 2021

The Top WordPress Vulnerabilities in 2021 (And How to Combat Them)

There are over 28 million WordPress websites currently online. Unfortunately, this popularity makes the platform vulnerable to hacking, with attacks on WordPress sites becoming more commonplace in recent years. Like many site owners and developers, you may already be familiar with some WordPress security issues and you’re probably looking to reduce your exposure to a …

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What Are WordPress Supply Chain Attacks (And How Can You Protect Against Them)?

What Are WordPress Supply Chain Attacks (And How Can You Protect Against Them)?

The average cost of a data breach in the US is a staggering $3.86 million. Avoiding that kind of financial blow means staying on top of your security. With supply chain attacks emerging as a particularly dangerous threat to WordPress sites, preventing them should be a top priority. Fortunately, you can take proactive steps to …

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Wordpress 5.7 One-Click HTTPS Migration

What You Need to Know About WordPress 5.7 and One-Click HTTPS Migration

Forcing WordPress to load over HTTPS usually requires a bit of work. Most either use a plugin to simplify the task or add redirects to their .htaccess files. Unfortunately, both processes can be risky if you’re not careful. Considering how important HTTPS is for improving security and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it’s clear that implementation …

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