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How to Disable PHP Execution in Certain WordPress Directories

Disable PHP Execution with .htaccess

Having cleaned numerous WordPress hacks, in our experience most backdoor access files disguise themselves in /wp-includes/ folder or in your /wp-content/uploads/ directory. Usually these are .php files with names that some what seems like WordPress core files, but they are not. One of the measures… Read More »

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Sep 14, 2012
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How to Effectively Attract and Manage Guest Bloggers in WordPress

Guest Bloggers in WordPress

Guest blogging has become a powerful way to gain exposure. There are tons of articles on the web that talks about how to write a great guest post. However, we had a hard time finding an article that covered publisher’s side of things. What are… Read More »

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Sep 13, 2012
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How to Find a Job Using a WordPress Blog

Need a Job

This is a guest post by Jeszlene Zhou (@jeszlene @firstcommjob) In the new media world, where recruiters are increasingly screening social media profiles and headhunting talents online, a blog gives you control over the online information your potential employers will come across by directing them… Read More »

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Sep 12, 2012
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How to Redirect your 404 page to the Home Page in WordPress

404 Pages in WordPress

404’s are part of every website. A while ago we compiled a list of some pretty cool WordPress 404 designs. When coding a one page site, you might not have the time to create a custom 404 page. In which case, you might as well… Read More »

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Sep 11, 2012
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How to Add Page Slug in Body Class of your WordPress Themes

WordPress Body Class

If you work on WordPress themes on a regular basis, then it is probably best to familiarize yourself with these default WordPress generated CSS cheat sheet. Recently while working on a custom theme project, we found a need to customize certain items based on different… Read More »

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Sep 10, 2012
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How to Create a “Sticky” Floating Footer Bar in WordPress

Floating Footer Bar

We have been using the floating footer bar on our website for several years now. The idea was inspired from Huffington Post. Ever since the day we put it on our website, we have gotten countless emails from users asking about how we created the… Read More »

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Sep 7, 2012
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WordPress 3.4.2 – Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress Logo

Wow today has been a busy day. This is the third article for today. Now that we are finally done upgrading all of our websites, we can finally write about it. WordPress 3.4.2 was released today. It is labeled as a maintenance and security release… Read More »

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Sep 6, 2012
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Bluehost WordPress Hosting is now faster with Free CloudFlare Support

Bluehost

If you have read our guide on how to choose the best WordPress hosting, then you probably know that Bluehost is one of our recommended WordPress hosting providers. But it’s not just us. They are officially recommended by WordPress as well. Recently while browsing through… Read More »

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Sep 6, 2012
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How to Force Strong Password on Users in WordPress

forcestrongpassword

We have already noticed other sites requiring their users to have a strong password. Bluehost requires their users to have a strong password for email in cPanel. Arstechnica wrote a great article on why passwords have never been weaker — and crackers have never been… Read More »

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Sep 6, 2012
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How to Create a Daily and Weekly Email Newsletter in WordPress

Daily and Weekly Email Newsletters

In the past we have written on what, why, and how-to’s of email newsletters. With our redesign, we have gone ahead with advanced segmenting of our email newsletters. A lot of you guys have sent us an email asking how to do daily and weekly… Read More »

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Sep 5, 2012
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