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Aaron J
Web Designer and Front End Web Developer, living in Saint Louis, MO. I build sites in both Expression Engine and WordPress.
Web Designer and Front End Web Developer, living in Saint Louis, MO. I build sites in both Expression Engine and WordPress.

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This is actually a very good course. Very solid and useable basics. 

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#WordPress Tips & Tutorials
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Here is an index of links to some of the terrific WordPress Tips & Tutorials that we have shared from various websites over the past few months. We will be updating this list regularly, so be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

Moving a Site from Blogger to WordPress
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If you're wondering how to move your website from Blogger to WordPress, the steps in this article should help you work through the process from beginning to end. 
via +Small Business Trends 

5 Tips to Better Communicate w/ Your Web Developer
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Communication is crucial when it comes to ensuring that you and your web developer are on the same page with your website project.
via +Chris Jenkins for Ltd 

Getting Started w/ WordPress: A Video Tutorial Series
These short tutorials in the first part of this series will help explain and walk you through the basics of getting started, creating posts and pages, choosing and installing a theme, and managing menus. 
via +John Dietrich +GPlusGeek 

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30 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress
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Installing WordPress is the first step, but you should tweak some of the default settings to further optimize the performance and also improve the security of your website.

10 Tips to Secure WordPress
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Keeping WordPress secure is important in order to ensure that your site isn't compromised, that uptime is maximized, your data is safe, and your site runs as quickly and reliably as possible.
via +SitePoint 

12 Overlooked Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site
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This article provides a good refresher on the basics and then delves into some of the things you have probably overlooked.
via +WPMU DEV 

Keep Your WordPress Site Safe from Hackers
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Some good advice that you should be following to keep your WP site safe and secure! Don't be an easy target! 

4,000+ WordPress Plugins Need Updates!
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The ability to use PHP 4 style constructors is getting removed from PHP. Without an update, many plugins will eventually no longer work (this is PHP breaking this backwards compatibility, not WordPress). h/t +GPlusGeek 

Actionable SEO Tips for WordPress
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As a WordPress user you will be ably assisted by various SEO related plugins, the most useful and popular of which is WordPress SEO by Yoast, however there are still manual things you will need to do to improve your SEO. 
via +Econsultancy 

How To Create Custom Page Templates
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A detailed step-by-step guide to show you how to create custom page templates for WordPress.
via +Smashing Magazine 

5 Tips to Make Your Website Load Faster
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We should all know by now that every extra second it takes for your website to load means higher bounce rates, less page views, etc. Implement these 5 tips to make your website load faster.
via +B2C 

How To Create a Material Design WordPress Theme 
Part 1: Theme Setup (
Part 2: Customisation, Colors & Styles (
Part 3: Sidebars & Polish (
via +Chris Jenkins 

How To Use Google Drive to Backup Your WordPress Site
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It's always a good idea to have your own backup copy of your website. This tutorial shows you how to automatically backup to Google Drive using the UpdraftPlus plugin.
via +Bloggersignal 

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The Black Admin Toolbar
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We compiled links to several tutorials that show you how to customize, troubleshoot and/or remove the black admin toolbar from your WordPress website.

We welcome contributions to this list! If you know a good resource or article that should be added, please share a link in the comments below.

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This is a really good video on the fundamentals. +AngularJS  +JavaScript 

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How to Secure a WordPress Website

To secure your WordPress website from hackers and avoid website vulnerabilities, WordPress files needs special attention while installation. Preventing Directory Listing using .htaccess file, regular changing of your WordPress password or restrict direct access of WordPress core files are small but very important aspects for security of a WordPress website. We have discussed about the ways by which your WordPress Site poses security threats in the post How to Hack WordPress Site using SQL Injection  with a clean intention to warn you from the vulnerabilities of being unaware of the hacking techniques.

However it will be better if we know how to secure your wordpress website from such attacks. I am thus listing here a few precautionary measures to help you be more vigilant and keep your WordPress Website safe.

14 steps to secure a website

#1 Keep Strong Password
#2 “admin” Username is Not Safe
#3 Change Database Prefixes
#4 Block Suspicious IPs
#5 Limit Login Attempts
#6 Keep WordPress Updated
#7 Secure .htaccess and config.php Files
#8 Prevent Directory Listing using .htaccess
#9 Hide WordPress Version
#10 Modify Default Secret Keys in wp-config.php File
#11 Change File Permissions
#12 Disable File Editing
#13 Protect wp-includes Directory
#14 Backup WordPress Files and Database 

#1 Keep your WordPress Password Strong

Lets start with the easiest strategy which most of us know but still neglect, to keep the passwords really strong and thus difficult to crack. It is a general tendency to keep passwords that are easy to remember like your name or phone no. or date of birth but that can be the biggest gateway for hackers for entering into your site. A good password must at least be of eight characters both upper and lower case including numbers, and special symbols. You can easily check the complexity of your password here and know how safe is your password and keep secure your WordPress website.

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Let's do lunch? I just earned a badge for lunchtime listening, so ... probably not.

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