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Why Your WordPress Shouldn’t Be Online Without A Web Application Firewall (WAF)


If you are using WordPress as the platform for your website, you’ve already made a great choice. WordPress offers a user-friendly interface, excellent customization options, and an ever-growing community of developers and users. However, as the platform’s popularity continues to rise, so does its vulnerability to security threats. This is why implementing a Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an essential step to secure your WordPress site. In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of WAFs and how they help protect your site from malicious attacks.

1. What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a security solution that monitors, filters, and blocks incoming traffic to your website based on a set of predefined rules. These rules are designed to protect your site from common web application attacks like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and DDoS attacks, among others.

2. The Growing Threat Landscape

As the internet continues to evolve, the number of cyber threats is also increasing. Hackers are always searching for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in websites and applications. WordPress, being one of the most popular content management systems, is a prime target for attackers. A WAF helps defend your site from these threats, ensuring that your data and user information remain secure.

3. Protecting Your Website and Users

A WAF doesn’t just protect your website; it also safeguards your users. If your site falls victim to a security breach, your users’ personal information may be compromised. By employing a WAF, you can reduce the risk of data breaches and maintain the trust of your audience.

4. Improved Performance and Site Speed

Some WAFs also offer features that optimize your website’s performance. By blocking malicious traffic, these WAFs reduce the server load and bandwidth consumption, resulting in a faster and more efficient website for your users.

5. Compliance with Industry Regulations

Depending on your industry, you may be required to comply with certain data security standards, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). A WAF can help you achieve compliance by providing an additional layer of security to protect sensitive data.

6. Easy Integration with WordPress

Implementing a WAF with your WordPress site is simple, thanks to the numerous plugins and services available. Some popular options include Sucuri, Cloudflare, and Wordfence, which are all designed to seamlessly integrate with your WordPress site and offer real-time protection.


In conclusion, a Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an essential security measure for every WordPress site. It protects your website from malicious attacks, keeps your users’ information safe, and helps maintain the overall performance and reliability of your site. Don’t put your WordPress site online without a WAF; it’s a crucial investment to ensure the success and security of your online presence.

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Updating Essential Add-ons for Elementor Just Borked My Site!

(Edited 10/19/2020)

So you updated Essential Add-ons for Elementor and your site just Borked (Broke) all which ways. CSS Slammed to the left side of the Page, One Module you used on half of the site is now just all over in the Template Box you put it in, or worse the whole site won’t load at all and you don’t have a backup. Well… You are in some luck as you have some things to try here. Never do we say things are over until we say they are, right! There’s always Help For WordPress on too.

You will first want to go into your WordPress Dashboard and navigate like this WordPress Dashboard -> Essential Add-ons -> Tools -> JS Print Method ‘External File’ -> Save Settings. After this, I would suggest click Regenerate Assets just for good measure.

If that didn’t work then make sure you cleared the cache of your Content Delivery Network and also any Cache Plugins you have installed on the site. This will ensure all of the regenerating and clearing of internal files you did is cleared from their cache too. Most CDN’s will automatically grab your .js and .css files without any input from you to assist in making your site faster for users. It like most measures to assist in site speed have an inherent downside.

If all else fails then I am betting the people over at will get you straightened out. If you have a Subscription Plan with though we will handle it for you and probably already know there is an issue. As we are on your site 24/7 monitoring and surfing through pages to see if errors occur.

*Disclaimer* The Help 4 Network and Help 4 WordPress Receive NO Referral or Paid Promotion for this post. We are just avid users and lovers of Elementor and the Various Plugins like Essential Add-ons for Elementor by Even when we hate it because it broke on us lol!

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Why are Web Hosts A Thing of WordPress Past

Lack of Help for WordPress

First off we are not saying the “Web Host” is going anywhere, just in the terms of WordPress their support or want to hear of, the end is vastly approaching. WordPress has always been a dirty word in the Web Hosting Industry as something No One EVERY wanted to support or even acknowledge they even knew about. With BLOGAID.NET sounding the alarm that yet another Web Host has thrown in the towel on WordPress Support and any Help for WordPress moving forward. I mean I doubt they are going cold turkey but who knows.

Also, the Help4 Network doesn’t have any of its assets inside of that network, but still. What are all of those users to do? Turn to random developers on the internet they have never heard of nor can get ahold of in the middle of the night? We are glad when people leave us reviews like THIS ONE that explain how great it is to be with a “Fully Managed WordPress Service” instead of just whoever they can find online or even the 4th cousin removed on your Great Uncle Vinnie’s side. Then you could always grab that college kid down the road who you think knows about websites because well he goes to college and has a newer phone than you.

The average time it takes to build a new website from the ground up is 7 – 60 days.

How long do you have to be offline in this economy?

Help for your WordPress can’t come soon enough. So the simple answer is “NO TIME”. You have ZERO TIME to be offline in this economy driven by the need to be fulfilled in the microsecond. Customers are on to the next website in under 10 seconds if your site isn’t fully loaded and less the 3-4 seconds if your site doesn’t start to load in a meaningful way. Meaning something to click on or worth looking at.

Users today want websites that engage them and get them on the next big thing they need and need it NOW! So that leaves you in a place where being offline even for 5 minutes can hurt and hurt bad. So why do I want to have a Web Hosting Provider that only hosts MY Website in one server in one room on the internet? Even if we are talking AWS we still have rebuild time. We still have yet even 1 User who could have spent that 1 million dollars ALL of US small business owners are looking for. Meaning we are still “SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS” and not 1 million dollars closer to retirement as most see themselves doing one day.

Help 4 WordPress employs “Load-Balancing Techniques” that others haven’t been employing and ensure YOUR WEBSITE isn’t just hosted on 1 Web Server, in 1 Room, of the Basement of 1 Building, with 3 -4 fiber connections at once with maybe 3-4 connections to that at most as well. You can see how the current thinking of “HOSTING SMALL-MEDIUM BUSINESSES” has stayed in the 1990s while the rest of technology has advanced.

The logic behind the “Self-Healing Hosting Network” is simple. Provide a Hosting Service that doesn’t rely on just one Hosting Provider to keep their hardware going…

We have taken 25+ Years of Networking, Computer Science, and just plain “GET IT DONE YESTERDAY” know-how and combined it into one company to create a balance of “Who knows what geek language that place just spoke but they are good” with “Those people are so friendly but couldn’t fix my website if I told them how” and brought you a team that will ensure your site is online all of the time once fully deployed to our “Self-Healing Hosting Network”. We can date ourselves, but We have been doing things since before there was YouTube and Google to help you find the information you need.

The way your site will operate is more like the way the larger enterprise sites operate. Meaning Customer A can visit your site and be routed to the Web Server C which is closest to them while Customers B & C are sent to Web Server A because that is closest to them. Wait what happens if to Customers B & C if Web Server A is offline or updating? Well, that’s why we have backups and failover built into everything we do. Web Server A is not just Web Server A. It is Web Server “A-1” which means if A-1 goes down A-2 jumps right in as its backup and so on. We can’t tell you for security purposes how many these can be as some packages and websites require us to help load this out pretty far depending on the size of the Web Site and the Amount of Traffic to it. So Help for WordPress in this situation can be very exhausting.

If I am a Small-Medium Business why do I want something that large?

Simply put. How else are you going to get there? How else are you going to sleep at night knowing your website is online and you have a team of geeks making sure you are staying ahead of the next technology issue inside of WordPress and figuring out how you will benefit from geeks who Help with WordPress? How else are you going to get less time on the phone figuring out who is at fault for fixing what on YOUR WEBSITE? Get more time running YOUR BUSINESS and less time on the PHONE with YOUR WEB HOSTING PROVIDER OR DEVELOPER OR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR! Who has time for all of those calls and time to run your business? Why not pay one bill every month then let us pay all of the other bills with you just submitting tickets with us making it happen.

(Credit for Image) That feeling you get when you just say “Get it done.” and it gets done. Help4 WordPress is the Ultimate Help for WordPress there is.

Yes, you heard that right. One place and one call that has all of your Web Developers, Application Developers, Web Designs, Graphic Designers, System Administrators, and Security Pros in one place. No more 5 calls just to be told and figure out all along it was a problem with the first calls whatever you call it doohicky. Don’t waste yet another moment searching a million freelance websites and choose Help4 WordPress to be YOUR Help For WordPress moving forward. Trust the only company that treats even the Small Business as the Large Business so we can make your Business into that Large one tomorrow! Help4

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