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How to Block WordPress Referrer Spam in Google Analytics

Do you want to block WordPress referrer spam in Google Analytics? Referrer spam sends misleading data to your website to pollute your website’s analytics reports with spam links. In this article, we’ll show you how to block WordPress referrer spam in Google Analytics effectively. What is Referrer Spam in WordPress and How Does It Affect [...]

2022-09-03T11:47:44+01:00September 3rd, 2022|Using Wordpress|

WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 6.0.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 12 bug fixes on Core, 5 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 6.0.2 is a [...]

2022-09-03T11:33:48+01:00August 31st, 2022|Wordpress World|

Fraudulent Business Profiles in the Spotlight as Google Updates Verification Requirements and Trust Signals

Reports of a new Google Business Profile (GBP) verification label are currently circulating within the local SEO community. Select GBPs have received the new ‘confirmed’ label from Google to show that the associated business has had its details verified recently. Although not all GBPs have received this label, searchers can see that certain profiles have [...]

2022-06-27T14:08:16+01:00June 27th, 2022|SEO|

Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability In Download Manager Plugin

On May 30, 2022, Security Researcher Rafie Muhammad reported a reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability to us that they discovered in Download Manager, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites. On request, we assigned a vulnerability identifier of CVE-2022-1985. All Wordfence users, including Free, Premium, Care, and Response, are protected from exploits targeting this [...]

2022-06-12T16:01:45+01:00June 12th, 2022|Security|

How to Preview Your WordPress Website Before Going Live

Do you want to preview your WordPress website before going live? Previewing your website before publishing it allows you to catch any errors, design issues, missing items, and spelling or grammar mistakes. In this article, we’ll show you how to preview your website before going live and without hurting the user experience. Here is a [...]

2022-06-12T14:52:35+01:00June 12th, 2022|Using Wordpress|

Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Elementor

On March 29, 2022, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the disclosure process for a critical vulnerability in the Elementor plugin that allowed any authenticated user to upload arbitrary PHP code. Elementor is one of the most popular WordPress plugins and is installed on over 5 million websites. We sent our disclosure to the official [...]

2022-04-14T13:22:24+01:00April 14th, 2022|Security|

Increase In Malware Sightings on GoDaddy Managed Hosting

Today, March 15, 2022, The Wordfence Incident Response team alerted our Threat Intelligence team to an increase in infected websites hosted on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service, which includes MediaTemple, tsoHost, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe Managed WordPress sites. These affected sites have a nearly identical backdoor prepended to the wp-config.php file. Of [...]

2022-03-18T11:01:54+00:00March 18th, 2022|Security|

How to Regenerate Your Permalinks in WordPress

Do you need to regenerate or flush your WordPress permalinks? If you are not able to view your website content, then neither can your visitors. Broken links and 404 errors can damage the user experience, and your position in SEO rankings. In this article, we will show you how to fix these dead URLs by [...]

2022-03-18T11:01:02+00:00March 18th, 2022|Using Wordpress|

How to Add Nofollow Links in WordPress Navigation Menus

Do you need to add nofollow links in your WordPress navigation menus? Many website owners prefer to add a nofollow tag to external links, but beginners may find this tricky when adding a custom link to a menu. In this article, we’ll show you how to add nofollow links in WordPress navigation menus. Why Add [...]

2022-03-03T12:28:10+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Using Wordpress|