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Protect Your WordPress Site From Getting Hacked
WordPress frequently comes under attack by hackers.
WordPress installations around the world are subjected to large-scale brute force attacks everyday.
These attacks are caused by networks of infected computers programmed to attack other vulnerable computers, also commonly known as "botnets".
What Is A Brute Force Attack?
A brute-force attack is a technique used to break an encryption or authentication system by trying all possibilities.
(Source: Chinese University Of Hong Kong)
One of the ma…
How Secure Is WordPress? A Guide for Website Owners
In early 2013 a global brute-force attack hit WordPress installations across almost every host server in existence around the world.
These attacks were caused by botnets (infected computer networks programmed to attack other vulnerable sites).
(WordPress powers millions of websites and blogs worldwide, which makes it an obvious target for hacking attacks)
In March 2014, many technology sites reported that over 162,000 WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked.
(160,000 WordPress sites were a…
Tutorial: How To Update Your WordPress Theme
If you are new to WordPress, make sure to read our introduction to WordPress themes. This comprehensive article explains what themes are and how using themes can be cost-effective and time-saving for website owners.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to easily update a WordPress theme with just a few clicks inside the admin area.
Updating Themes - Best Practices Checklist
We recommend going through the checklist below before going through the upgrade process.
1. Back Up Everything
How To Locate A Page Or Post ID In Your WordPress Blog
Ever wondered how to prevent general access to certain pages and posts in areas of your website like your sitemap?
One of the easiest ways to do this is to filter your pages or posts by ID.
Your WordPress Post ID is a unique identifier assigned to every page or post created on your site.
Knowing your page or post ID is quite useful if, for example, you want to prevent pages from displaying in your WordPress sitemap, or if you want only certain pages to display in your sidebar.
In this step-by-s…
How To Make Your Blog Hidden To Hackers
Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Could yours be next?
The scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is increasing on a daily basis, and it's only going to get worse.
You can safely assume that if you haven't been hacked yet, then it's only a matter of time.
On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com began reporting that 160,000 legitimate WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked.
(Image source: Blog Defender)
According to the Cnet report,
"With some old-…
A Basic Guide To HTML For WordPress Users
The web, your web site, your web pages and even your content are all built and powered by a language of code.
It is inevitable, then, that sooner or later, you will probably need something done for your business online, for your web site, or in your web content that will require having some knowledge of code.
HTML is one of the "code" languages that is used to power the web, websites, web pages and even your content.
You don't need to know HTML in order to use WordPress. WordPress has unique…
The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide To Creating A New WordPress Post - Part 2
In Part One of this step-by-step tutorial on how to create a new WordPress Post, we covered the following areas:
- Types Of Content You Can Publish In WordPress
- Features Of A WordPress Post
To review Part One of this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial, go here: How To Create A WordPress Post - Part One
WordPress provides an easy-to-use, powerful and flexible CMS platform to publish information about your business online.
The more you understand WordPress, the better you can use it to grow yo…
The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide To Create a New WordPress Post - Part 1
WordPress provides an easy-to-use, powerful and flexible tool to manage your content online.
Publishing content regularly can help grow your business online. Getting content published online with WordPress is as easy as 1-2-3:
Once you have thought about what to have content written about, the next step is to write and then publish it. WordPress makes this easy.
Are you looking to set up your own WordPress website?
My DIY Step by Step Tutorial will help you get started right.
Upgrading And Deleting Plugins In The WordPress Admin Dashboard
In a separate article, we provide a detailed explanation of what plugins are about and how you can use plugins to easily increase your website's capabilities.
To view this article, go here: Using WP Plugins To Enhance Your Site's Capabilities
In this tutorial you will learn why plugins need to be kept up-to-date, how to safely update and uninstall plugins from your site, and some great tips to help you better manage your plugins if you plan to own or manage multiple WordPress sites.
Why Some Pl…
Tutorial: How to Edit Your WordPress Profile
Your Profile Section lets you how your name displays on your website or blog, your e-mail address for administrative purposes, other personal details, and personal options.
In this blog post you will learn about editing your WordPress user profile.
You will also learn how to set up a user information box that will automatically link your published content to the Author Archives page of your site and how to use this feature to better promote users or their business online.