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These are tutorials, tips, and tricks, to get and keep your WordPress websites working.  Get your sites to function the way you need or want them to.  And fix them when they do not.

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If you are looking for all the tips to speed up your WordPress website performance, you will love this list. These 91 tips and tricks are guaranteed to help you improve your WordPress performance. And you can filter through the list to find something you haven't already tried before. Check them out and keep reading […] [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS

WordPress plugins that clean up after themselves are pure awesome sauce. If you are developing a plugin that adds any sort of data to the WordPress database, it is important that the plugin removes any unwanted or unused data if and when the plugin ever is uninstalled. This complete guide explains useful techniques for doing this using the powerful and handy uninstall.php file.

A simple yet complete guide to uninstall.php, with a TON of useful uninstall [...]

Fri, Nov 29, 2019
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS

We are having a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale on our premium WordPress plugins! Save 30% on lifetime licenses for awesome plugins like USP Pro, BBQ Pro, Blackhole Pro, and more. To save, apply coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2019 during checkout. This is a one-time-per-year event that expires December 3rd!

* Sweet Friday goodness: the same coupon code also works for any of our WordPress books [...]

Fri, Nov 29, 2019
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS
WPScan scanner

WPScan is an open source WordPress security scanner. You can use it to scan your WordPress website for known vulnerabilities within the WordPress core, as well as popular WordPress plugins and themes.

Since it is a WordPress black box scanner, it mimics a real attacker. This means it does not rely on any sort of access to your WordPress dashboard or source code to conduct the tests. In other words, if WPScan can find a vulnerability [...]

Thu, Nov 28, 2019
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Two-Factor Authentication for WordPress

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an important part of maintaining the security of a WordPress site. However, 2FA alone isn't enough to harden your WordPress site authentication. Strong passwords are also an important part, even when using two-factor authentication.

In this article we review 2FA, explain how hackers are bypassing it in some cases, and provide tips for using strong passwords on your WordPress website to compliment 2FA.

Two-factor authentication explained

Two-factor authentication is a way to [...]

Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
Plugin detects changes in files with special characters in their filenames.

These last few weeks we have been busy working on our file integrity monitor plugin for WordPress: Website File Changes Monitor. In this update we focused on improving the coverage of the plugin, so it can detect file changes which it didn't before. Let's dive in and see what is new in update 1.4.

Detect changes in files with special characters in the filename

Up until update 1.4 the plugin ignored files with special characters in [...]

Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS
User password sent in clear text over email

Today we are announcing Password Policy Manager 2.0! We are very excited about this release. Finally, WordPress multisite network administrators can also enforce strong password policies.

In this update we have also added the new first time login password change policy. In addition to these new features, we have added several other plugin improvements, as we highlight in these release notes.

WordPress multisite network support

Typically, multisite networks have many users. In most cases the network's administrators do [...]

Wed, Nov 06, 2019
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS

WordPress provides an option called "Automatically close comments on articles older than x days". It really helps to stop spam on older blog posts. The problem is that, when the setting is enabled, there is no way to override for individual posts. So I wrote a simple lightweight plugin that enables you to override the auto-close setting and leave comments open on any posts that you want.

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Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS
Top 7 wordress ecommerce plugins

Did you know it is estimated that by 2021, there would be over 2.14 billion global digital buyers?

It is truly mind-boggling. Right??

Where businesses are going digital, and buyers are going online, it is expected that by 2023, e-commerce sales will account for 22% of all retail sales worldwide.

WordPress, being the most popular CMS, initiated its journey as a blogging platform. Now, with much advancement, you can [...]

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS