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Securing your WordPress site

Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.

My phone started getting a rash of incoming email from 2 WordPress sites I had recently launched. The emails were from WordFence, a WordPress security program. WordFence was identifying brute force attacks from Russia, Poland, China and other countries. As it identified the attacks, it locked the IP of the attacker and notified me. Continue reading

setting up WordPress on an IP until you transfer the domain

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.

The answer is to modify the hosts file so that the IP for the new site is pointed to your domain. Continue reading

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