Hardening WordPress

Credit: WordPress.orgSecurity in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren't taken. This article will go through some common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your WordPress installation secure.This article is not the ultimate quick fix to your security concerns. If you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with … [Read more...]

WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Which One’s Right for You?

Credit: ProBlogger, Matt HooperWhen you first start looking at building your own blog, you are going to be inundated by the different options that are out there. After considering all your options, hopefully you’ll come to your senses and realize that WordPress is your best option.As a reward for all this deliberating you are now presented with one more decision. Do you choose .org or .com? And we’re not talking about your domain name. You, along with many others, might be surprised to … [Read more...]

What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?

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We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site. "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." This file will be automatically removed when … [Read more...]

What are the Top WordPress SEO Plugins?

Top WordPress SEO Plugins: WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization.Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those who are not into website development and hardcore programming. There are countless plugins existing for the optimization process but you … [Read more...]

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source (free) content management system (CMS) that is very dynamic and used more often for publishing blogs. It is used by about 15% of the one million biggest websites. Released 2003, it has been downloaded over 32 million times since its initial release.One reason WordPress is popular because of its web template system. Users can re-arrange the templates without bothering to edit the PHP or HTML code. They can switch themes easily and edit the code for more advanced … [Read more...]

Finding your Blogs Feed Url

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Here is a quick guide on finding your blogs feed urls.For more info on what rss is and what is is used for, please take a look at the guide below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS WordPress Feeds: There are times when you want to tell someone your site's feed address or URL, or you need it to submit it to search engines and directories, many of which now accept feed URL submissions. There are four possible URLs for each of your feeds. Any of these will work. http://example.com/?feed=rss … [Read more...]

How to backup your WordPress Blog

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If you worry about your hosting co, or just want to backup your blog, here is a good method to backup your site regularly to dropbox.This method can help you save your hosting account disk space, by creating a backup of your site on a DropBox account instead.What is DropBox? Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox … [Read more...]

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE GENESIS FRAMEWORK

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE GENESIS FRAMEWORK If you’re building a website these days, you’re in luck.WordPress has revolutionized the ease and power of what a website (or blog) can do and be. Now, with the emergence of theme frameworks, you can take WordPress even further.As you'll see throughout this free guide, the Genesis Framework for Wordpress is much more than a mere Wordpress theme. It’s an underlying framework of immaculate code that’s been built to achieve three important … [Read more...]

How to upload & insert images to a post or page

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The past couple weeks i have been searching around the Interweb, and found many people have problems uploading and inserting images into their WordPress posts/pages.So I have put together this quick guide on how to do just that!There are 2 ways of doing this:In WordPress there is the "Media" Library that allows you to upload images to your blog, then use the link provided to add it to a page/post or anywhere else on your site. The second way is to upload/insert it directly from the post … [Read more...]

Google Friend Connect Install via WordPress

Here is a quick guide on how to install Google Friend Connect (GFC) to your WordPress Blog. Step 1: Visit The GFC account page and create an account if you do not have one already )Add New Site - http://screencast.com/t/S8f61uAi Enter your site info (Site Name, Site Url, Press Continue) - http://screencast.com/t/7ns8TxKGStep 2: Login to your WordPress Blog, and go to your widgets section and add a new text widgetLogin Go to Appearance > Widgets - … [Read more...]