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February 4th in Hack Prevention, Wordpress Tips by .

Those of you who have a dedicated server have probably used the WHM software in the past. It is an awesome tool that makes it easier to manage your server and what’s installed on it. The problem arises when you don’t take time to secure your server and its web host manger. You certainly don’t want to get caught off-guard when someone cracks your password. That’s why you should enable solutions such as cPHulk to stay on top of things and keep your server secure.

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January 24th in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Many new webmasters I know choose passwords that are too easy to guess and don’t even remember who they have shared their passwords with. Running your website that way is disastrous and could come back to bite you in the future. As a webmaster, you need to enforce a strong password policy and make sure you don’t share your passwords with just anyone. Here are 6 ways to set up a safe password policy for your website:

Login Security

Enforce strong passwords: as a webmaster, you should not have a weak password. You also should not allow your members to have weak passwords. These plugins help you enforce strong passwords across your site. [click to continue…]

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December 11th in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Most of us have heard and dealt with fake traffic in the past. We are talking about fake web-bots that visit sites for various reasons (e.g. to inflate traffic). As a webmaster, you don’t want fake traffic on your website as they don’t lead to any conversion for your business and could potentially harm it. There are many ways to deal with fake traffic and click fraud. If you don’t want to spend any time coding, you should check these 3 plugins to deal with this issue:

wordfence

Wordfence Security
: a powerful security plugin that keeps your website safe against viruses and malicious attacks. It also handles malicious scans by hackers and botnets. [click to continue…]

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October 24th in Wordpress Plugins by .

We keep hearing about WordPress sites getting hacked frequently. The mere fact that WordPress is a very popular content management system makes the sites running on it a target for hackers. We have covered plenty of ways you can go about hardening WordPress. You may also want to think about hiding certain information about your site. Hiding the WordPress login page, version, and other features might keep hackers at bay. Here are 5 plugins you can use to hide WordPress features:

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Hide My WP: hides the fact that you are running WordPress. It hides various WordPress specific features to make it harder for hackers to mess with your site. You can change permalinks, hide your login page, and do a whole lot more. [click to continue…]

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September 1st in Wordpress Tips by .

Many WordPress webmasters are quite vigilant when it comes to securing their sites against hack attacks. Knowing how to keep your WordPress code secure is important but not the only thing you need to worry about. You should also take time to address other security issues that your server may be suffering from. For instance, you should not allow everyone to have access to your cPanel account. That is pretty easy to fix if you know your way around your Web Host Manager software.

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July 6th in Backup Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Managing a WordPress site or two is not that difficult. You will have to take time to update all your plugins, upgrade your themes, manage users, and do other tasks required to run your community by logging into each of your sites. Your job will be much harder when you have to do those tasks for more than a couple of sites. InfiniteWP is an awesome script that makes managing your sites from one place easy. It can even backup all your sites from one dashboard.

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To schedule backups using InfiniteWP, you are going to have to get the Schedule Backups add-on. It is a premium add-on that normally costs you under $70. Once you install that, you will be able to backup your files and database on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Users can choose the start time for the backup process and the number of backup files they would like to keep.

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InfiniteWP can optimize your database before starting the backup process. It has a fail-safe mode just in case your backup fails. You can make it even more powerful by picking up the Backup to Repositories add-on. That allows you to send your backup files to Amazon S3 or Dropbox and restore your files more conveniently.

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InfiniteWP is a huge time-saver for webmasters who have to manage multiple WordPress sites for a living. Many folks prefer premium solutions such as ManageWP to InfiniteWP but we have had a lot of success with both. The above add-ons let you backup your website automatically. What’s not to like?

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