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WordPress - Installing & Configuring

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How to Edit Your WordPress Blog Files by Using FTP

You will run into situations where you need to edit certain files that live on your WordPress blog's web server. You can download a file, open it, edit it, save it, and then upload it back to your web [more…]

How to Change File Permissions on Your WordPress Blog's Web Server

Every file and folder on your WordPress blog's web server has a set of assigned attributions, called permissions, that tells the web server three things about the folder or file. On a very simplistic level [more…]

Using PHP to Change WordPress Templates Tags

Before you play around with template tags in your WordPress templates or plugin functions, you need to understand what makes up a template tag and why, as well as the correct syntax, or function, for a [more…]

How to Prevent Security Attacks on Your WordPress Website

You can’t ever be 100 percent secure. But with a WordPress website, you’re in good hands because the WordPress developers understand the importance of security, and they built a highly effective system [more…]

Manage Users to Improve Your WordPress Website's Security

To improve security, apply the concept of Least Privilege to your WordPress Dashboard, but also to your website host control panels and server transfer protocols. Give someone the required privileges for [more…]

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…]

Which Text Editor is Right for Your WordPress Code?

Next to reliable ol’ pen and paper, nothing beats a good, solid text editor when you’re using WordPress. Unfortunately, writing code is difficult with a pen and paper, and it doesn’t translate well to [more…]

How to Use the Internet Explorer Browser with WordPress

If you’re working with WordPress, it’s important that you know how to use it with Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer (IE) is by far one of the most popular browsers because it’s part and parcel of all [more…]

How to Use the Mozilla FireFox Browser with WordPress

If you’re a WordPress user, Firefox should most definitely be on your list of must-sees. Firefox is the second most popular web browser and has emerged over the years as a solid IE competitor. Designers [more…]

Understanding Cross-Browser Compatibility When Developing WordPress Websites

Cross-browser compatibility is the practice of testing designs across all major browser systems and is important in WordPress web design because you don’t just design websites for yourself, but for an [more…]

How to Use FileZilla FTP Client to Connect to a Web Server

FileZilla is a great FTP client software because it’s easy to use and the cost is free ninety-nine (that’s open-source geek speak for free!). WordPress users [more…]

How to Create New WordPress Categories

Today, tomorrow, next month, next year — as your WordPress blog grows in size and age, you’ll continue adding new categories to further define and archive the history of your blog posts. You aren’t limited [more…]

How to Customize WordPress Permalinks

A custom permalink structure lets you define which variables you want to see in your permalinks by using WordPress tags. Permalinks are meant to be permanent, so keep that in mind ahead of time. [more…]

How To Ensure Your WordPress Permalinks Work with Your Server

After you set the format for the permalinks for your site by using any options other than the default, WordPress writes specific rules, or directives, to the [more…]

How to Use RSS Feed Readers With WordPress Blogs

Users can use feed readers to download your RSS feed. The feed readers are set up to automatically discover new content from your WordPress blog and download that content for users’ consumption. Users [more…]

Discover the Many WordPress RSS Options

RSS feed options come in different WordPress flavors, including RSS 0.92, RDF/RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and Atom. The differences among them lie within the base code that makes up the functionality of the syndication [more…]

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