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WordPress Tips, Tricks and Solutions

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and website platforms. There are over 75 million WordPress sites. Our collection of WordPress Tips, Tricks and Solutions can help you prevent  and solve issues as well as increase the SEO and Performance of your site.

The popularity is a two edged sword. On one hand, an amazing number of plugins exist to enhance functionality and to manage your sites.

On the other hand, millions of hackers make a living trying to hack WordPress sites. A site that is not properly protected will be compromised within minutes of being published.

The constant revisions of the WordPress core, plugins and hosting tools present a challenge to maintaining a WordPress site.

This category contains WordPress tips, tricks, and solutions to problems that we have encountered along the way.

Discussions and articles about the WordPress platform including plugins, themes, SEO, performance, site security and more.

WordPress – Brute force attacks stopped with the wps-hide-login plugin

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One of my WordPress sites came under a determined brute force password attack. The amount of traffic brought down the other sites on my shared hosting. I added the IP Geoblock and WPS Hide Logins.  I also tweaked the settings for Wordfence. The number of brute force attacks dropped dramatically.

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setting up WordPress on an IP until you transfer the domain

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I needed to set up WordPress for a client. The problem was that we needed to fully develop the wordpress site prior to migration from the old site and host. With Joomla, developing in parallel is no problem. However, WordPress ties the domain into the installation.

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WordPress update to 3.7 caused a crash

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I went to update a client’s site to WordPress 3.7.

As usual, I backed up and downloaded the site prior to the update.

After the update, I got

Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user()

Awwww cwap.. The front and back end were dead. Fortunately , I found a thread at

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Compromised WordPress sites are being targeted in a Cryptocurrency mining scheme

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I run Wordfence on all of my WordPress installations. There are free and pro versions. A recent Wordfence email highlighted an attack on WordPress sites. The hacked sites are used to do two things: (1) Attack other sites and (2) Mine Cryptocurrency. 

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We have updated our WordPress offerings

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Greetings from Southampton, PA 18966, we have updated our WordPress offerings. Please check out our WordPress Page under Consulting Services. We have updated our WordPress development offerings. We can help with anything ranging from installing a simple plugin to building a full fledged eCommerce site.

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Check your Ninja Forms forms for browser autocomplete functionality

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I was working on a landing page for this site. I noticed that the browser autocomplete functionality was not working for the Ninja Forms contact form. At first I thought it was a conflict with the landing page plugin. However, it appears to be an issue with settings in Ninja Forms. This can have a serious negative impact as far as visitor conversions.

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