8136 readersKeeping your WordPress installation secure is usually not something a lot of people spend a great deal of time on. However, I believe WordPress security, tightening up the place should be your first priority every single time you install WordPress. No exceptions. With the recent Pharma hack, more info about it plus a solution on
10986 readersEasily, the most important file in your WordPress installation is the wp-config.php file. It serves as your site’s base configuration file, controlling key aspects of WordPress’ functionality and enabling WordPress to do mission-critical stuff like connect to the database. Without wp-config.php, WordPress simply won’t work. So whenever you install WordPress, one of the first things
4421 readersYou don't always want to login in WordPress - so I've turned off the login for my local development environment, since I don't need it. So far I know two ways how to do this, which I want to introduce you briefly. Decide for yourself which is the right way for you if you don't
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2072 readersThere’s a new and very little documented feature in 3.0 for changing the default theme. And? This will work on single WordPress installs as well as being handy for a network of sites. The magic line is this in your config file: define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'classic'); In this example, the classic theme is used as the default
10482 readersPrevent WordPress from asking FTP credentials Paste the following line in your wp-config.php file. This file is located in the root of your WordPress install. define('FS_METHOD', 'direct'); Please note that the code snippet provided above might not work on all hosting providers, and might even cause security issues if your host is badly configured, so avoid using it
6764 readersNow that 3.0 is officially released, you may have seen an upgrade notice in the backend of your WPMU install. While the process is generally just clicking the upgrade button, there are a couple of additional steps to fully smooth out any merged changes that occurred. First, backup your database(s) and the entire wp-content folder.
6881 readersOne of the awesome things about WordPress is that it’s a dynamic publishing system that uses a database to store your site’s information: posts, options, plugin and theme settings – all of this data is stored in your site’s database. It’s like the brain of your WordPress installation. Unfortunately the WordPress database is also a
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8876 readersThis article is split into two parts for ez reference. First some information on the evil WordPress “Pharma Hack”, and then a recipe for protecting your site with a solid security lockdown. Choose your own adventure: Pharma Hacked Security Lockdown Pharmaceutical Apocalypse A few weeks ago, DigWP.com was hit with the so-called Pharma Hack. We
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