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WordPress Security Hacks and Tricks. Following on from my recently article about WordPress security plugins there are a number of ways you can shore up your security by using a few choice snippets and hacks.
Please do ensure you backup before making any changes to your files, the .htaccess if broken can cause your blog to stop working completely! Login Name The WordPress default is “admin” which basically leaves the hacker just needing to workout your password, don’t make it easy for them! Keep Your Install Up To Date By keeping your WP install up to date you ensure all the last patches and fixes are installed thus any known exploits will not work on your blog. Delete Files Sounds simple but many people leave in the readme.html files in the root folder, delete this as the readme.html file has the version number of your WordPress install within. Delete Install File. Hosting With GoDaddy? Might Want To Rethink That Decision. Posted on May 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am by Michael VanDeMar under blogthropology, coding, customer service, Wordpress, WTF One of the services I offer people is cleaning their WordPress installations of hacks and infections, mostly for those who might not have the time or technical expertise to follow my hacked WordPress cleaning guide.
Therefore when something happens that increases the number of people getting hacked, such as when a new exploit is discovered, or a security hole in a large host starts getting exploited (like what happened with Network Solutions last month), I get an increase in the number of people requesting help cleaning things up. This month it started happening with a large number of GoDaddy customers. GoDaddy.com did send out a notification to customers affected by this issue.
Although I know you would prefer not to be linked, I want to avoid flooding the forum. One client I had was having issues with funky characters in his posts. Bob Parsons, I am sorry. How to Create a Theme Development Environment for a Live WordPress Site – Inspect Element. 11th January, 2010 Tom Kenny Tutorials Any good website owner knows that they need to be constantly looking at ways to improve their site even through small little tweaks.
If you’re using WordPress you’ll notice that it isn’t easy to create a development version without creating a separate installation. Of course, you can make changes directly on a live WordPress site but that isn’t recommended for anything other than minor tweaks. With the help of an excellent plugin for WordPress called Theme switch and preview, this tutorial will allow you to easily switch between the live site and development versions using two different themes on the same installation of WordPress.
We’ll do this by creating a bar at the top of the page which will clearly show you if you’re viewing the live theme (what everyone else sees) or the development theme with a link to switch between the two. Step 1: Install Theme Switcher WordPress Plugin Step 2: Create a Copy of the Current Theme <? <? <? Additional Styling. WordPress : 10+ life saving SQL queries - CatsWhoCode.com. How to execute SQL queries For those who don’t know yet, SQL queries have to be executed within the MySQL command line interpreter or a web interface such as the popular PhpMyAdmin.
Since we’re going to work on WordPress, you should note that the SQL Executionner plugin provides an easy-to-use interface that allows you to run SQL queries directly on your WordPress blog dashboard. Although all the queries from this article have been tested, don’t forget that you shouldn’t test any of those on a production blog. Also, make sure that you always have a working database backup. Manually change your password It may sound like the thing that only happens to others but forgetting a password can happen to any of us. UPDATE 'wp_users' SET 'user_pass' = MD5('PASSWORD') WHERE 'user_login' ='admin' LIMIT 1; Source : Transfer posts from one user to another Most WordPress newcomers tend to use the good old “admin” account instead of creating an account with their real name. How To Optimize Wordpress. Site optimization regardless of platform will always be of some benefit to your site, Google recently decided to penalize sites that were slow loading, which will do no favors for SEO and SERPs.
It makes sense to keep your database tidy, cache files and data if possible and reduce image sizes for example. Here are a selection of plugins that should speed up your page loads and speed things up a little in general. WP-Optimize WP-Optimize will cleanup the database of your WordPress install without having to use a database management software. WP Cache This plugin caches your pages and storing them in a static file, this means pageloads are much faster as well as the response time of your blog.
Wp Total Cache Total Cache caches all aspects of your WordPress install, which improves server performance, reduces download times, decreases page load times and has a positive impact on your Google Page Speed. WP Super Cache DB Cache WP CSS Plugin OptimizeDB Google XML Sitemaps. So you want to create WordPress themes huh? How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch part 3b » Themetation. July 17th, 2008 by kailoon under Tips continue from part 3. You still can refer to this link when you are doing it.
Let’s continue then. Sections that we will cover in this chapter: Implementation page.php A page template that we use to create pages. Single.php Single.php used to display the single post with the comment and respond section. Comments.php Comments section to display all the comments in a single post. Right after this, there is the comment form which we do not do much about it. archives.php, links.php archives and links are both just page template to display the content. Search.php, searchform.php. WordPress Theme Development Tools. Update: We’ve created a second edition of this article, with updated code samples and coverage of the latest theme development techniques.
Check it out at WordPress Theme Development Tools. It’s part of The ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition.