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Security

  • Security
    6 Easy and Efficient Ways to Combat Spam CommentsThumb.200
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    One of the downsides of running a successful WordPress blog is that some people want to take advantage of your success by posting "spam comments" on your blog and trying to get more visitors. Sometimes they do it with robots, sometimes with home-made browser extensions, sometimes manually - just like a normal human being. Not cool. But thanks to WordPress' flexible architecture, there are numerous ways to prevent them. In this article, we'll go through 6 easy and efficient methods to have a spam-free WordPress blog.Read More…
  • Security
    Conquering the wp-config.php File - 11 Good PracticesThumb 200
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    There are 981 files and 95 folders which come with the WordPress (v3.4.1) package. None of these files need manual modification, except the wp-config.php file. Of course, we don't have to edit the file if we're fine with the default WordPress configuration but it's essential that we learn how to conquer the file in order to apply security precautions, speed tricks and other stuff which we will be studying in this article.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Password-Protect Folders in SecondsPassword protect folders
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    In this lesson, I'll demonstrate how easy it is to password protect folders with Apache. There will often be situations when you don't need to build a full authentication system from scratch.Read More…
  • Security
    Best Practices for Preventing BuddyPress Spam User RegistrationsBuddypress lockdown
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    The BuddyPress plugin turns any WordPress installation into a rich social networking site complete with forums, friend requests, and ... countless numbers of fake bot users that will comment spam you to death unless you protect your site. Although you probably installed BuddyPress to allow more engagement and interaction among your visitors in the hopes of creating a thriving community, you will soon rue the day you installed it unless you take precautions to prevent fake users.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Building a WordPress Security Plugin: The BasicsSafe
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    WordPress is open source, which means that everyone, including hackers with a malicious intent, can scour the source code looking for holes in its security. In this set of tutorials, we will be going through the process of creating a WordPress plugin to detect and fix any security flaws that may lie in your WordPress installation.Read More…
  • Security
    Secure Your WordPress Against User-Agents and BotsThumbnail
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    Lately there have been a lot of WordPress sites compromised only due to the bots that roam the world wide web! There are a lot of plugins out there which can protect your WordPress baby by blocking these "roguish" bots! In this article you will be learning an easy and useful method of adeptly configuring your .htaccess file to filter these bots which can infect your website and can eat up your server resources. So get your .htaccess file ready for editing!Read More…
  • Scaling & Caching
    10 Quick Tips: Optimizing & Speeding Up Your WordPress SiteOptimize
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    We recently looked at 11 Quick Tips for Securing Your WordPress Site, which included some easy, but essential tips for the security of your WordPress blog. Today, we'll be looking at how to optimize your site to run as fast as it possibly can. So, without further adieu, here are 10 quick tips for optimizing your WordPress site!Read More…
  • Security
    11 Quick Tips: Securing Your WordPress SiteSafe
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    WordPress is the most used open-source platform nowadays for any type of websites: whether it is blog, CMS or any other custom solution. WordPress is naturally based on PHP (among other languages), so, as a PHP developer I always make sure to cover/apply some tips for WordPress to make secure and speedup the site which I develop. In this WordPress tutorial you will find tips and tricks for securing WordPress and otimizing your WordPress blog. Read More…
  • Security
    How to Sync A Local & Remote WordPress Blog Using Version ControlPreview
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    Ever wondered how you might use Version Control with WordPress? If you prefer to work on your WordPress projects locally but have to get them to sync remotely, this tutorial is for you. You have probably tried to synchronize between the two setups by manually uploading the changed files and using PHPmyAdmin to export and import your database once changed, and (very likely) broke something in the process. In this tutorial, we are going to automate the syncing process; so you can concentrate on what you are supposed to do instead of wrestling with never-ending migrations.Read More…
  • Security
    Backing Up WordPress With DropboxThumb
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    Many of you probably already use Dropbox for your own personal/commercial uses to keep your data safe, did you know that you can even store your WordPress data inside of your Dropbox. In this video tutorial, we’ll go over how to backup your precious WordPress installation through Dropbox. Read More…
  • Security
    10 Steps to Securing Your WordPress InstallationVault
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    WordPress is open source which means that everyone, including hackers with a malicious intent, can scour the source code looking for holes in its security. That is why I'm going to show you some good precautionary steps to take to protect you, your WordPress and most importantly, your users.Read More…
  • Security
    Quick Tip: Backing Up Your Blog with VaultPressVaultpress thumbnail
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    As with almost every other web app, WordPress stores information in a database. There's always a chance that your data could be lost or corrupted, and it's wise to have a solid backup strategy in place. This is where VaultPress enters the scene to save the day, providing complete backup and security for your WordPress site.Read More…
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