UPDATED: 14th July 2020 Let's start this tutorial with a tip, if you want to know your site has been infected by the monit.php hack add your site URL before this snippet and browse it: /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=monit If you see a page opening with settings and text strings then you're most probably hacked, if not you're probably safe. In both cases I suggest to follow the cleanup guide for the ofgogoatan.com redirect hack. Monit.php flagged as malware A few days ago we have been contacted by a client who was looking to clean his site from malware. While working on his site he noticed that some random code was … [Read more...] about How to trace and clean the monit.php hack
Why changing your SEO plugin from Yoast SEO to The SEO Framework? The SEO Framework plugin has started to gain popularity. This is a plugin that “delivers results” as they boldly state and they also pride themselves in being the fastest SEO plugin. According to their statement, the SEO Framework Plugin appears to be 2.3x faster than SEOPress, 5.3x faster than All in One SEO Pack, 9.6x faster than Rank Math and 30x faster than Yoast SEO. And though these numbers are admittedly impressive, users are often reluctant and hesitate to switch to a different plugin. This could be because users often believe that switching plugins mean that they … [Read more...] about From Yoast SEO to SEO Framework Plugin – How-to Guide
Email delivery is not an uncommon issue for those hosting their WordPress sites on a shared hosting platform. In most cases, shared servers are limited to 500 emails per day, they often get blocked for various reasons by big mail providers such as Google or Yahoo and it can become difficult to control spam. Depending on your hosting provider, some SMTP email ports might be blocked as well. Kinsta blocks the port 25, for example. One of the best approaches to avoid these issues is to use an external email relay service. In this article, we will explore one of these services called Mailgun. One of the best features of Mailgun is that it can … [Read more...] about How to Use Mailgun for sending emails in WordPress & WooCommerce
The bitter reality The reason why I decided to write this article is that many times our clients have found themselves in total despair and frustration when their WordPress site keeps getting hacked. Hacks such as the Japanese Keyword Hack or the Malware Redirect hack can break a WordPress site once. However, if you are not careful with your WordPress site, these hacks might reappear. Truth be told, the psychological and financial burden of a WordPress site that keeps getting hacked is massive and it can take a great toll on the user, the brand, the service. And those users who have gone through this experience multiple times, do … [Read more...] about Why does my WordPress site keep getting hacked?