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Brute force WordPress attack: how to login when locked out by your host’s security (401/406)

If you are unable to access your WordPress dashboard because the login page is blocked, it could be because your host’s server security has detected a brute force attack. This article shows how to make a few simple changes which allow you to continue logging in whilst keeping your server's brute force countermeasures. Read More

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WordPress: hiding your site from comment spam bots

Comment spambots use "footprints" to find your site. Find out how to remove these identifying footprints from your blog and vastly reduce the volume of spam targeted at your site. Read More

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WordPress Child Themes: 4 ways to avoid inefficient CSS import

Google and Yahoo advise against using “CSS @import”. However; tutorials on creating Wordpress Child Themes (including the Wordpress Codex) invariably use the “@import rule” in the child stylesheet . Find out how to avoid CSS import .... Read More

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WordPress Security: why you should NOT require commenters to register.

Last month there were reports that a cyber-criminal gang had infected 30,000 Wordpress blogs to market “anti-virus” software. Wordpress is a popular target; keep your version and plugins up to date; and don't expose your site to unnecessary risks. If you require users to register before posting comments, for no other purpose than as part of your spam prevention strategy, then think again: ............ Read More

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WordPress: the fast way to add your own CSS on top of a theme

Index: Introduction. Just show me how to do it. Plugin verses Child Theme – pros & cons. Inspiration. Skeleton plugin code. Read More

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