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Archives for August 2009

What is Akismet and Why You Should Start Using it Right Away

Once you have installed WordPress, you will see there is one default post, one default comment, but surprisingly a plugin that comes pre-installed. This famous WordPress plugin is known as Akismet. It is not activated by default, and even to activate it, you have to take extra steps. In this article we will provide everything you need to know about Akismet from how to installing it to why you need it.

WordPress 2.8.4 – A Crucial Security Release

Yesterday, WPBeginner was facing some hacker attack. It was users trying to reset the password, but thankfully they could not get the random password because the site is not using the default admin user. But nonetheless it was an annoying thing to deal with. Hackers kept trying to reset our password and we had to deal with it for six times until we added more security layers.

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WordPress 2.8.3 Released (Security Patch)

WordPress has released another security release as version 2.8.3. This version fixed problems that were left in 2.8.2 so upgrade now. This is a security release so the upgrade should not be optional.

Display the Comment Stats on Your Advertising Page in WordPress

We can see the number of comments made in our dashboard, but our advertisers cannot see that. If you have a page for advertisers, you want to add this number to give them one more reason to buy advertisement on your site. Specially when you are selling ads towards the comment area.

How to Hide or Style Your Subcategories in WordPress

Subcategories are great because it helps us sort content, but sometimes it looks ugly in the template. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can either hide the subcategories, or you can style them with one single code snippet.