The decision to move your WordPress site from one host to another could be due to any number of reasons. You may be looking to upgrade, maybe you want to go with a less expensive host or maybe you are unhappy with the service or security of your current hosting provider (we previously wrote about choosing a WordPress host). Continue reading
Okay guys and gals – when was the last time you took a few moments to backup your WordPress website? And by that, I mean your database and your files?
If some of you are squirming in your swivelly chairs right about now, I’m not all that surprised. It’s a very impressive (and disciplined) blogger or business owner who backs up all of their data and files as often as they know they should. The rest of us… well, we have good intentions that often go unrealised. Sometimes, until it’s too late.
The default WordPress username is “admin”. Hackers know this and apparently the current wave of brute force attacks on WordPress installations around the world is using this knowledge to try and crack your login and take control of your site. In other words if you use the default “admin” username then the hacker only has half the equation to try and crack. Continue reading
A WordPress child theme is defined as, “is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme.” For instance lets say that you want to change the way on your blog looks for a certain time of the year, but you want to revert back to its original look after that. A child theme is the perfect way to do just that because it makes no change to the original theme, but still allows you to change things up a bit. Continue reading
Every blogger knows the value of using photos and other imagery to accompany blog posts. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed nowadays to find a blog that doesn’t make use of photos.
People love images. And they’re far more likely to read a blog post when it’s supported by a great photo or graphic… no matter how amazing your content is on its own. For the vast majority of bloggers, including images in their posts is a given. But just because everyone’s using images, doesn’t make sourcing good ones any easier. Especially if you’re on a limited budget. Continue reading
It’s no secret. Your web site needs to load fast. Continue reading
We are often asked how to do this, particularly for themes which have a grid layout which look best when the number of max posts is set to complete the grid. The answer is really simple…
WordPress powers over 70 million blogs. Being able to boast a number like that is pretty impressive, but it can also draw the wrong kind of attention as well.
You see, malicious hackers go after the low hanging fruit; basically the easiest targets they can find. Out of those 70+ million WordPress blogs you can guess that a large percentage of their owners have taken few steps, if any, to secure them. As a result they are vulnerable. Continue reading