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Hardening WordPress

Security in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security […]

Nginx

While the LAMP stack (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP) is very popular for powering WordPress, it is also possible to use Nginx. WordPress […]

Brute Force Attacks

Unlike hacks that focus on vulnerabilities in software, a Brute Force Attack aims at being the simplest kind of method to gain access to a […]

htaccess

The .htaccess is a distributed configuration file, and is how Apache handles configuration changes on a per-directory basis. WordPress uses this file to manipulate how […]

Administration Over SSL

To easily enable (and enforce) WordPress administration over SSL, there are two constants that you can define in your site’s wp-config.php file. It is not […]

Multisite Network Administration

Once you’ve created a Multisite Network, there are some additional things you might need to know about advanced administration, due to the additional complexity of […]

Two Step Authentication

Also known as Two-Factor Authentication. Two-step authentication is showing up all over the Internet as more sites look for better ways to secure logins, which […]

Installing WordPress in Your Language

Note: this article is about displaying the WordPress Administrative “back-end” in your language. If you are looking for information on how to localize your “front-end” […]

Custom Fields

WordPress has the ability to allow post authors to assign custom fields to a post. This arbitrary extra information is known as metadata. This metadata […]

Post Status

Posts in WordPress can have one of a number of statuses. The status of a given post determines how WordPress handles that post. For instance, […]