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A basic set of WordPress Plugins, mostly free.

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A standard installation of WordPress works, but it lacks many features that are needed for even a basic site. For any feature that you wish to add, there are usually one or more plugins that will accomplish the task. Plugins are a matter of your needs and personal taste.

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

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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

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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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How to prevent hotlinking with Frontpage published sites.

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I just got a notice that one of my sites was at 80% bandwidth. There was still over a week left in the month. When I checked the logs, there were a couple of forums hotlinking to my images. Hotlinking is where someone uses a link to one of your images on their site, a forum or a blog. The problem is that if it is a high traffic site, the traffic can kill your bandwith allowance.

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