Basic WordPress Security

Is your WordPress secured? If you asked this same question yourself, then you might have a problem with your WordPress security. This guide will help you about WordPress security, what you can do to prevent intrusions and hacks and how far can you protect your WordPress site. This is the most basic, no-nonsense WordPress security tips and tricks, so if you are aiming for a more advanced approach, read this guide about advanced WordPress security. How far you will need WordPress security to go deeper into a more advanced security depends on what kind of site you are running.

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How to Update WordPress via FTP

WordPress updates itself manually when a minor release comes up. However, during major updates, WordPress shows a notification whenever an update is available and the user will have the option to continue with the update or postpone it. A user can simply click the button to update it. But there are times when updating from the WordPress admin area is not possible. This is where you’ll need to learn how to update WordPress via FTP.

 

Before updating via FTP, you’ll need to backup your WordPress installation first. So, in case something goes wrong, you can always get back to your most stable update. If you aren’t able to access the admin area, you can also backup WordPress manually.

Then you’ll need an FTP client installed in your computer. We recommend using FileZilla for FTP because its free and can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

 

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How to Spread the Holidays in Your WordPress Site

Holiday season is just around the corner, so its time we redecorate our site and make it feel a bit in tune with the season. If you want to spread the word of joy this season, here are some ways you can spread the holidays to your WordPress site.

 

There is a simple plugin which displays a Christmas ball on the branch on your site which is displayed on the top-right corner of the screen. A holiday themed graphic message to popup in your site, a falling snow, a merry Christmas message with santa in it, or even redesign your site with WordPress Christmas themes.

 

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Don’t Let it Snow – It Will Disable Visitors to Your Site

It’s that time again where you can add a touch of Christmas to your blog by adding snow effects to it using plugins. However, there are some things you need to consider when enabling such plugin. One is it can slow down your site and the other is that it can disable visitors to your site.

It is because these effects can trigger a seizure. There are different kinds of seizures and every person experiences it differently. Some seizures restricts a person to think properly, can cause loss of bodily control, severe headache, and can also cause memory loss.

This blog can explain how the “let it snow” feature of WordPress.com can disable visitors on your site: http://aftergadget.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/waspish-wednesday-how-autoplays-let-it-snow-disable-visitors-to-your-website/

How to Fix Post Pagination Hiding Content in RSS Feed

Some users are complaining about WordPress pagination where the full content is hidden to the RSS feed. This is a WordPress core bug that was reported for about 4 years ago but still hasn’t fixed.

The problem happens when you split WordPress posts into multiple pages and you have set the RSS feeds to display full text. The RSS feed will only display the content of the first page of the post.

There is a workaround for this bug, all you need to do is to add this code to your theme’s functions.php or in a specific site plugin.

This workaround was made by Simon Wheatley and it has worked wonders.

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Add JQuery Tooltips to Your Comment Forms in WordPress

Comments allow users to engage with the content in your your website. This is why it is important to make your comments section more attractive by creating a comments layout and comment forms that are user-friendly as well as good looking.

 

In this post, we’ll show how to add JQuery tooltips to your WordPress comment form. These tooltips appear when a user takes their mouse to an item to provide a brief description about what they can do to a specific form. By adding such tooltips, it will enhance your user experience as well as it will make it look nicer.

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How to Set an Expire Date For Widgets in WordPress

Widgets are one of the best ways to add custom items into your WordPress sidebars or any widget-ready areas. You can customize how it is displayed, hide it in a post, or display it in specific post or pages.

Sometimes, your widgets need only to show and expires at specific time. Like for example when you need to set up a seasonal campaign for December and you want to end it by January. By  setting up an expiration for your widgets, you don’t need to worry about your widget showing up when the campaign is over. This is also useful for hiding ads when the time slot is over.

 

In this articles, w’e’ll show you how to set up an expiration data for your widgets: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-set-expire-date-for-widgets-in-wordpress/

Self-Hosted vs Free WordPress [Infographic]

When you are starting out as a beginner, the first thing that comes to mind is choosing which one will best fit you. Choosing a wordpress hosting, for example should be your top priority. So, is it better to use free WordPress.com or do self-hosted WordPress? There are some ups and downs to whether which one is better, so in this post, we’ll show a side by side comparison, check out the pros and cons, and we’ll also tell you how to pick the right hosting solution for your needs.

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