Tech Roundup Week Ending April 14

Free vs. Paid SSL

• SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are internet protocols that use encryption to secure websites.

• SSL certificates can be legally required for specific websites and may help boost a business’s reputation, increase sales, and more.

• Certificate Authorities (CA) like DigiCert, Entrust, Sectigo, and Let’s Encrypt offer free and premium SSL certificates with various levels of validation. Prices range from $74 – $800 per year.

• When purchasing an SSL certificate from a CA, users may want to consider their budget, the type of website they are running, and the amount of user data it handles. 

• Most quality web hosting providers will manage an SSL certificate for you after purchase. Additionally, some web hosts include free SSL certificates in their plans. 

Cloudways Publishers a WP Security Guide

• WordPress has become a prime target for hackers and cybercriminals due to its growing popularity. 

• Website owners, hosting providers, and the WordPress community are all responsible for ensuring website security. 

• Common sources of WordPress vulnerabilities include outdated software, weak passwords, unsecured file permissions, outdated plugins, themes, and WordPress versions.

• It is crucial to keep the core updated; install security plugins; use secure payment gateways; limit access to the website; use a Web Application Firewall (WAF); sanitize and validate file paths; monitor traffic; and more to protect your WordPress site from security threats.

Yoast SEO 20.5 Drops Support for PHP 5.6, 7.0, and 7.1

• This week, Yoast SEO released version 20.5 with several security fixes and an improved Google SERP preview.

• The plugin now requires PHP 7.2.5 or higher (along with WP 6.0). 

• 89.9% of WordPress sites are already running on PHP 7.2+.

• Yoast SEO has been a driving force in pushing users to update their PHP versions for the past four years.

• While the latest version is incompatible with 10% of WordPress sites running unsupported versions of PHP, it is necessary for maintaining a healthy and secure ecosystem.

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This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.

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