malware

Cleaning a WordPress Site that has been Hacked

Recently, WordFence, an internet security plug-in used on WordPress sites, created a guide on what to do if your WordPress site has been hacked! Since, we use WordPress as our primary virus and malware protection software for all of our web development projects at Hilo Web Design – here are some tips for you on how to get your website back to normal if you feel you have been hacked.

1. Back Up Your Site Now

This is the most important thing we suggest to our clients. We run back ups of our hosted websites on a regular basis in the event that something does happen. Because of this, we can easily use programs like TimeMachine and turn back the “hands of time” on a website that has been hacked to a previously backed-up version!

This step is crucial in the event of a website being hacked. The adverse would be recreating all of the website pages individually which would take a lot of time, energy, and potentially money if youʻre not able to update the website yourself.

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Woo-Commerce-Stripe

New FREE WooCommerce Extension for Credit Cards

One of the many services we provide at Hilo Web Design is setting up and helping maintain an Online Shopping Cart – for that we use WooCommerce. WooCommerce uses extensions (plug-ins) to add features such as payment gateways (accepting VISA, Mastercard, etc.), adding USPS shipping information, and product add-ons.

We have told you in the past about the difference between using an SSL Certification versus using a payment method like PayPal and the costs and issues assoicated with both. A NEW exetnsion has arrived that is used with those sites wtih and SSL Certification and is FREE! STRIPE: Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards directly on your store with the Stripe payment gateway for WooCommerce. The only thing that this system requires is a valid SSL certificate. This ensures your customer credit card details are safe! This plugin also uses Stripe JS to tokenize credit card numbers to make payments keeping card data secure. Stripe now works with refunds in WooCommerce 2.2+.

For more information on STRIPE click here.

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Plugin-Vulnerability

Serious Vulnerability in WordPress Plugins

To build professional looking websites to meet our client’s objectives, one of the solutions we provide are custom WordPress (CMS) websites. Through this popular use of WordPress, we always make sure that our websites are safe and secure for our clients.  Just recently, we were made aware (via the security blog Sucuri) of a serious vulnerability in a few popular WordPress plugins.

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WordPress Mobile App

WordPress Mobile

When developing new websites for our clients, we use WordPress. What we like about WordPress as a  Content Management System (CMS) is that it puts the power in your hands! F0r the past 4+ years, weʻve suggested to clients that WordPress is the best CMS and we continue to do so because of  its ease of use, simple user interface (UI), its ability to help support successful eMarketing, an easy infrastructure, built in search engine optimization (SEO), and much much more!

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