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Keep Your WordPress Website Clear of Soup Kitchen Servers

One of the regular issues plaguing WordPress website owners is soup kitchen servers. A soup kitchen server is one that has never been maintained properly and has a combination of websites, old software [more…]

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication to Secure Your WordPress Website

Authentication refers to the act of confirming the identity of the person who is attempting to log in and obtain access to your WordPress installation — just like when you log in to your WordPress website [more…]

Improve Security by Limiting Login Attempts on Your WordPress Website

Limiting the number of times a user can attempt to log in to your WordPress site helps reduce the risk of brute force attack. A brute force attack happens when an attacker tries to gain access by guessing [more…]

How to Disable WordPress Theme and Plugin Editors

By default, when you log in to the WordPress Dashboard, you have the ability to edit any theme and plugin file using the Theme Editor (found by clicking the Appearance link on the Editor menu) and the [more…]

Filter by Internet Protocol (IP) Address to Limit Access to the WordPress Dashboard

One option you have is to limit access to the Dashboard to specific Internet Protocols only. You also hear this method referred to as whitelisting (allowing) access, which compliments your [more…]

How to Disable PHP Execution to Secure Your WordPress Web Server

For most backdoor intrusion attempts to function, a PHP file has to be executed. The term backdoor describes ways of obtaining access to your WordPress web server through means that bypass regular authentication [more…]

How to Upgrade WordPress Automatically

WordPress provides you with an easy, quick, and reliable method to update the core software from within your Dashboard. Use this option whenever possible to make sure you are accurately updating the WordPress [more…]

The WordPress Upgrade Notification Process

The WordPress upgrade process occurs on a regular basis, at least three or four times per year. For some users, this is a frustrating reality of using WordPress. However, this active development environment [more…]

How to Move Your Blog from WordPress to LiveJournal

Both WordPress.com and WordPress.org offer an import script for LiveJournal users, and the process of importing from LiveJournal to WordPress is the same for each platform. [more…]

How to Import Tumblr Content in Your WordPress Blog

With the Tumblr import script for WordPress, it’s easy to import the content from your Tumblr account to your WordPress blog. To complete the import, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Log into the WordPress.com Dashboard

When you blog with WordPress, you spend a lot of time on the Dashboard, which is where you make all the exciting, behind-the-scenes stuff happen. The direct approach [more…]

8 Modules on the WordPress.com Dashboard

You can consider the WordPress Dashboard to be a Control Panel of sorts because it offers several quick links and areas that provide information about your blog, starting with the actual Dashboard page [more…]

How to Find Inline Documentation and Help for WordPress

The developers of the WordPress software really put in time and effort to provide tons of inline documentation that gives you several tips and hints right inside the Dashboard. You can generally find inline [more…]

The Admin Bar on the WordPress Dashboard

The admin bar is the menu you see at the top of the WordPress Dashboard. The admin bar appears at the top of every page on your site, by default, and across the top of every page of the Dashboard if you [more…]

How to Display Avatars on Your WordPress Blog

In the final section of the Discussion Settings page, Avatars, you can select different settings for the use and display of avatars on your WordPress site. [more…]

How to Control Media on Your WordPress Blog

On the Media Settings page in WordPress, you can configure the options for how your media files (graphics and photos) are resized for use in your blog. Click the Media link and the Media Settings page [more…]

How to Set Your WordPress Blog's Format

You can manage the day-to-day maintenance of your WordPress blog. Here, you go through the links to these pages in the WordPress Dashboard navigation menus. [more…]

How to Use the WordPress Custom Fields Interface

WordPress gives you the ability to create and add metadata (additional data that can be added to define you and your post) to your posts by using a feature called Custom Fields. [more…]

Entering Code into Your WordPress Template File

If you are customizing your WordPress blog theme by using HTML code, adding the template tag to your WordPress theme will smooth the appearance of your blog after you have assigned a name and value to [more…]

How to Hide a WordPress Custom Field

If you have added Custom Fields to your WordPress blog template, you might not always want them on display. WordPress has a self-check search enabling blog posts without the Custom Field to appear automatically [more…]

The Layout and Structure of the WordPress Twenty Twelve Theme

If you just want a simple look for your site, look no further than the WordPress default theme, Twenty Twelve. This theme offers a clean design style that is highly customizable. As such, the font treatments [more…]

How to Customize the Header Image in Your WordPress Blog

A great feature of the Twenty Twelve theme in WordPress is the header uploader, which allows you to upload new and unique custom header graphics for your WordPress site. [more…]

How to Customize Your WordPress Blog's Background Color

The default background color in the WordPress Twenty Twelve theme is white; however, with the Background options in the Twenty Twelve theme, you can change the color. Here’s how: [more…]

Adding Custom Navigation Menus to Your WordPress Blog

Navigational menus are vital parts of your WordPress site’s design. They tell your site visitors where to go and how to access important information or areas on your site. The Menus feature released in [more…]

How to Add Widgets to Your WordPress.com Blog

WordPress widgets are very helpful tools built in to the WordPress application. They allow you to arrange the display of content in your blog sidebar, such as recent posts, and monthly and category archive [more…]

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