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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 361

Does your entire site need SSL?

Applying SSL to any pages that process payment is very common. This helps keeps all the sensitive information being passed secure.

But what about your other pages?

Are there other areas within your membership site that would benefit from SSL?

Google has been sending out some messages recently that may play a role in this decision for you.

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Keeping Your Membership Site Safe

There is an old saying that states; “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”.

No matter how powerful everything else is, it only takes one mistake or one weak link to break it all down.

Security is no different.

Your membership site needs to have a consistently strong level of security measures in place. This security is what keeps you and your community safe.

How can you eliminate weak links within your site?

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You’ve Been Hacked! Now What? – Part 2

Not many things can cause that sinking feeling in the stomach of a WordPress owner more than realizing they have been the victim of a hacker.

While there are preventative measures you can take beforehand (as I mentioned in earlier articles), what to do after a hack attack is another story.

Once the issues caused by the hackers have been discovered, it’s time for you to clean up the mess.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage.

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You’ve Been Hacked! Now What? – Part 1

While WordPress is secure, the wide use of this blogging tool makes it a tempting targets for hackers.

We all want to prevent our sites from being attacked. We install anti-virus software and protect our login info as best we can. But what if it’s too late?

What happens if some day you visit your site and find it had been hacked?

Panic.

What now?

Keep reading to find out how get your membership site back up and secure.

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WishList Insider – Forum Focus 91

Let’s pull back the curtain a bit to see what’s been happening inside the forums this week.

We’ve got discussions on the following…

  • A Balancing Act (Interaction vs. Production)
  • Recognition on Steroids (Pump It Up!)
  • WordPress Security (Let’s See Those Passes)

Each thread poses some questions that we would love to get your opinions on.

Get in on the conversations here…

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Want Some WordPress PlugIns To Energize Your Site? – Part 2

WordPress users are no strangers to customization.

It’s a great piece of software but eventually a need will arise that WordPress (and WishList Member) can’t fulfill on their own. You may want ways to increase your SEO, allow your members more interaction, track your users, protect your site from hackers, or something else that qualifies as “customization”.

For this, you need plugins.

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“Looking Back” – Our Favorites From The 1st Year of WishList Insider – Part 2

Happy Anniversary, WishList Insider!

Congrats on a productive year of helping members both new to membership sites, seasoned professionals and everyone in between. Looking back, I’ve been very proud of the content my teammates and I have created.

In addition to helping you succeed, we have been learning more about various subjects and how to tailor them to membership sites.

Read on to find out how these selected articles can help you improve your site in terms of content creation, community  and security.

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STOP Your Membership Site From Being Hacked

In other recently posted articles (here and here), I discussed a number of easy ways to make your WordPress/WishList Member installation nearly un-hackable.

While no site (or anything: house, locked safe or car) can ever be truly 100% protected, a few steps now stops most hackers or encourages them to focus their efforts on easier targets.

So what can you do to prevent this threat from victimizing your site and its members?

Follow the tips below to save yourself from the embarrassment, data theft, and angry users common with most hacked sites.

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How to Find People Who Copy Your Content AND Prevent It

Unfortunately for most of you, it’s more a case of “when people copy your content” than “if”. When you create new content that appeals to a decent amount of people, chances are someone will copy it and post it to their own websites.

To be honest, in some cases this isn’t such a bad thing. If a popular site copies your article and links back to your site, it could be beneficial to you in the long run. However, you should be aware that it’s happening so you can decide for yourself if you want your content on someone else’s site.

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