Keeping WordPress Up To Date and Secure

After you installed your new WordPress website you need to make sure you keep it up-to-date and optimized. An up-to-date WordPress website is better protected against hacking attempts and runs better with fewer errors.Optimizing your WordPress website goes beyond keeping it up-to-date with the most recent version of the core files and plugins. You need to optimize your database as well … [Read more...]

20 Basic WordPress Plugins for Your WordPress Website

A couple of years ago I wrote a list of 20 basic WordPress plugins and how you can install them on a new WordPress website in 5 minutes.Here is a complete explanation of that list and what each plugin is used for. The Basic WordPress Plugins List BackWPup This plugin can create a database back-up, back-up your files, optimize your database and store in somewhere in the cloud for … [Read more...]

Secure Your WordPress Website with Wordfence

Even though some people will tell you that WordPress is insecure, you should know that the core of WordPress is one of the most secure open source content management systems there is today.Even the latest hack attempts were not targeted to the software itself. It was an attack by sending brute-force password hack attempts for default users names and weak passwords. So make sure you don't … [Read more...]

Which Sidebar Widgets to Use in Your WordPress Site

One of the main ways for your visitor to navigate through your website is the Sidebar.In the sidebar of your WordPress layout, you can place a lot of widgets.However, what you really need in there are the things that will help your visitor to get a clear image about the topic your website is about.Besides that it should show them how they can find what they are  looking … [Read more...]

How to Secure Your WordPress Website – The Basics

In my book review WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers I told you that I missed one piece of content, which was options to secure your WordPress website, and that I would give you some tips on how to secure your WordPress website.WordPress is a very popular Content Management System and as such is always under attack by hackers and crackers.Most of the hack attempts are not focused on … [Read more...]