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WP Super Cache for WordPress was not working on a shared host.

I am ramping up four sites on a shared host.  It is inexpensive hosting so running four active sites plus another minor site is taxing the resources of the hosting. I tried using WP Super Cache but could not get the preload feature to work. I did get it working by doing the following.

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Things to do to stop a brute force attack on a WordPress Blog

I woke up this morning to see that some of my sites were a bit slow to respond.  Shortly after, I was getting a resource limit message from my host when trying to get to the front or back ends of any of the WordPress sites.  I checked cPanel and my resources were maxed out.

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Migrating from Blogger to WordPress

I’m in the process of migrating three sites from Blogger to WordPress including this site.  The process is tedious and a little complicated, but it is manageable.  Once you have physically migrated, you need to tweak the posts, categories and tags a bit.  The most important part though, is to carefully apply 301 redirects to ensure that existing search listings will lead to the current content.  Continue reading

Adding the ability to make links “Nofollow” in WordPress

An important aspect of SEO is to carefully manage your ‘link juice’. That is the amount of ‘goodness’ or page rank that flows between sites based on links.

The general consensus is that you want to be extremely careful with linking to other sites. Otherwise the ‘goodness’ of your site will leak to the other sites. You definitely WANT to add the nofollow attribute to any paid links or if you have any suspicion about the reputation of the site you are linking to. Continue reading

Compromised WordPress sites are being targeted in a Cryptocurrency mining scheme

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.  Continue reading

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