You need a cache on your WordPress site, the recommendation here is W3 Total Cache. This is the plugin of choice for a number of different reasons. Not only does it do the traditional cache, but it also provides CDN support, browser caching, and minifying. It takes only a few short minutes to set up and once it is installed, you can just leave it to do its thing.
In the preceding posts, I have mentioned a lot about what advantages that template customization can have for your website and business.
Much of these specialized add-ons must made by a web developer. But in this article, I will go over what the novice can change to make website look it best.
You have a HTML website, but you want to switch over to the most popular CMS on the web today – WordPress. Honestly, this is doable and not even very hard if you know how a little bit about WordPress and follow these instructions. We can get started right away.
Protecting Your WordPress Site From Brute Force Attacks
Even if you have a relatively small website, it is likely that you eventually have to deal with hackers. One of the most common methods of hacking is the brute force attack – here hackers will cycle through numbers and letters to try to crack your password. It has happened to WordPress users in recent memory, so it is important to be prepared as much as possible.
Custom themes are great in the sense that they tend to be updated with browser compatibility fixes and allow you to add new features that come with newer releases of Wordpress. But if you change the code of your theme, you will not be able to use those changes once you have installed an updated version. This is where a child theme comes in.
Let’s face it, we browse so many websites throughout the day sometimes that we don’t always remember where we have made requests for services or sent for information. But by using an autoresponder, your visitors will get a reminder that they sent for information. They can always refer back to their inbox in order to visit your website again.
Once your website starts taking off, you want to optimize WordPress for heavy traffic. Have you ever been to a site, find that it is moving as though you are still using a broadband connection from 1997, and just click the BACK button in frustration? You do not want that to happen to your readers, so if you are getting upwards of 1,000 or so visits in a day, it is important to optimize your WordPress.
It has become almost standard to see people abandon Drupal and embrace WordPress. WordPress has become the standard for blogging and many websites because of its ease-of-use and thriving online community. There are no immediate predefined Drupal importers or DrupalToWordPress plug-ins available, but you can avoid many of the tricky (yet important) aspects that we will discuss later by running a migration script.
If you have a Wordpress website, you likely have plugins installed. Upon Wordpress installation, you may have noticed that you have ‘Akismet’ and ‘Hello Dolly’ in your plugins list. If your website is already up and running, you may have a little more. But many still wonder what a plugin really is…