Creating A More Secure WordPress

WordPress Logo BlueSecurity is an important part of website design and maintenance and this is true of WordPress as well. With roughly twenty percent of the sites online being WordPress-run, knowing the ins and outs of security in terms of protecting your site and your content is extremely important. Fortunately, the reason this platform is becoming so popular is because it has shown itself to be successful time and again through secure features, top notch theme and layout design, and many other variables.

Keep Your WordPress Up-To-Date

Being a tested and well recognized platform does mean that you have many options for a secure site through WordPress, but it doesn’t guard you from the threat of hackers, or those who would try to take advantage of older versions of the platform. This is why it is truly important that you monitor updates as they come in. Fortunately, security updates tend to apply automatically to your account, but if you find things slowing down, stalling, or that features aren’t working correctly, it may be that you missed an update somehow.

You can stay up-to-date by downloading the latest version of the software necessary to run WordPress, updating plugins from the update dashboard, and checking on recommendations from WordPress experts. There are plenty of ways that staying up-to-date can benefit your account aside from security, but if you want to take advantage of this you’ll need to check on them from time to time.

Create A Better Password

This might sound like such an obvious piece of advice that you kick it to the side and keep on scrolling, but honestly, the security of your site can be reflected in the password that you keep. Security experts argue that in order to keep your WordPress password functional, you must reset it to something completely original once every 6 months. This helps deter security breaches based on the reading of keystrokes, general password, or repeated passwords for various accounts.

Something that many people are guilty of in terms of generating passwords is using the same one for each program or account that they take part in. This might be easier on the cognitive processing when trying to remember that password and type it in later, but it certainly won’t benefit you in the long run, especially if somebody manages to hack a different account; all of your accounts will suddenly be vulnerable.

Another way that your password can affect the overall security of your site is by how difficult it is to crack. Using random letters rather than a familiar word, capitals, numbers, and symbols always makes for a stronger password, while using easy to guess phrases like “iloveyou” or “password” will get your account hacked faster than you can type them into your login screen.

Don’t Use An Admin Account

When you use a widespread platform like WordPress to run your website, you run the risk of hundreds of thousands of internet users knowing the ins and outs of the framework that is the basis of your site; maybe not yours specifically, but the general outline of WordPress is no secret, and hackers know this.

In order to get around these regularly known pieces of information, you may need to make your WordPress account stand out from others. One of the things to change as soon as possible is that Administrator account; this is an account that every single WordPress site starts off with, and those who might be looking to break through your security know this well. To avoid a messy situation, change this username to something that a random outsider wouldn’t know. You can delete the admin account very easily.

Careful When Sharing A Signal

You know that using an open Wi-Fi signal means that you are processing information over an insecure line. Others in your area can trade information back and forth on this line as well, and an expert hacker can also pull in information from users on this signal for his or her benefit. Unless you have access to a secure SSL, you are better off not utilizing this type of internet for WordPress activity, especially not when it comes to logging in or posting content.

Use a strong, well-guarded signal with no open door policy for hackers to waltz in and work their magic with. You might be surprised to learn just how simple it is for some experts to access an account simply by sharing a connection. Remember that your computer gives other users the capability to interact and connect through different settings, and your WordPress account is also able to be engaged in this way.

Cascade Style Sheets And It’s History

CSS ImageThe style sheet is a very important element in terms of internet and web advancement. There is an increasing number of browsers that are now using style sheets. As a result, authors are able to access brand new features that allow them to have a greater influence on how their information is presented, while at the same time ensuring platforms remain fully independent. There are various fantastic benefits from the use of style sheets. One of their greatest benefit is probably that they are not HTML tags, which are full of problems. As cascading style sheets (CSS) gradually develop onwards and upwards, style sheets began to deliver increasingly awesome effects.

Style sheets are actually nothing new. They have existed since the early 1990s, which is when HTML started as well. However, HTML started to develop a huge language of its own quite quickly. As a result, web developers started to demand more stylistics capabilities, expecting greater varieties and more. As a result, cascade style sheets fell into the background. Indeed, until CSS was developed, an external language designed solely to allow people to define style attributes was almost unheard of. Then CSS came along, and all of this changed.

It should be noted that CSS was not a great success when it was first implemented. It was full of bugs, inconsistencies and various quirks problems and browser support. Indeed, various developers who were using CSS would have to come up with complicated workarounds and even hacks if they want to ensure their results across platforms and web browsers were consistent. Most people have heard of the box model bug in Internet Explorer. Here, the width of a box is not properly interpreted. This is an issue that is seen in many different versions of Internet Explorer. The result is that blocks appear fine in a range of different browsers but, when opened in Internet Explorer, they are much too narrow. Sure, it is possible to avoid this bug altogether, but this also means that you will lose out on some of the functionalities that you wanted to achieve by using a box in the first place. This is just one of several bugs. The browsers Netscape, Internet Explorer, Opera and Mozilla have all reported problems that lead to their documents not being as legible as they should be. This was a significant CSS problem, as it caused designers to have difficulties in terms of having consistent designs regardless of the platform that is used by the person viewing the information. There are some hidden wars going on. Opera’s Presto layout engine, Mozilla’s Gecko layout engine and the KHTML engine (used in Linux Konqueror and Apple Safari browsers) simply don’t seem to agree on what works and what doesn’t. They each support a different part of CSS. Internet Explorer, however, was the worst of all.

Today however things have improved dramatically across browsers, and the support for cascade style sheets has become more consistent compared to a few years back. And with the new support for CSS3 and HTML5 designers are able to create some amazing websites with full support across today browers.


Today were going to talk about web design frameworks

Framework of websiteWhat is a design framework you ask? Well in the world of web design frameworks are used to jumpstart the website building process. The framework is a basic standardized set of design structures usually with a grid system, and general stylization markup for things such as navigation and forms. Basically a framework will include the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code needed to get you up and running fast when starting a new website building project.

Why would I use one?

Using a framework saves the developer many hours of coding and styling time by having the basic structure of a website done and ready to develop further. Styling of basic navigational items, grid system layout, fonts, forms, and other elements are predefined saving time for the developer. Then he or she would use the framework as a basic starting point to build upon to the specific needs of the client.

We’re do I find them?

There are many frameworks available on the web, you can do a search for web design framework and you will find a good number available. One of the most popular frameworks is foundation by Zurb Foundation is a fully responsive framework that can be used for mobile apps as well as website building. Foundation by Zurb is quite extensive and not the simplest to learn and understand when you first discover design frameworks.:

One thing really cool about foundation is that they have online courses and workshops you can attend to learn how to use the framework. And these can be found here:

Another noteworthy framework that is especially good for someone that is new to frameworks is called Bones. Bones is a framework for WordPress that was developed by Eddie Machado and is continually updated a regular basis. It’s a simpler to use and more straightforward framework that is a good place to start for anyone who’s new to frameworks. Eddie has done a great job documenting and commenting on all the code that he is used within the framework, with additional links to resources for learning more about specific bits of code he has used.

Using bones is a good place to start, and a great way to learn more about frameworks in WordPress and how they function together. You can find out more information about the bones framework on their website at

Using a design framework is an excellent way to save you tons of time in your development process. Once you understand how to use them and apply them in your web design process, you’ll be able to design and build websites in half the amount of time as before, and you’ll soon find your framework to be on invaluable asset.

The future of Admin CSS in WordPress

One of the best things about WordPress is that it is always evolving. Some great people in the community always working to make this wonderful software great. Recently I discovered that ddiscussions have taken place about the future of admin cascade style sheets in WordPress development.

"At the community summit, we discussed a core CSS roadmap, initially a discussion about preprocessors in regard to their role in WordPress, both in the admin and in bundled themes. Recently, there has been significant discussion about the initial use of a preprocessor in the development of Twenty Fifteen that was not included when it landed in core. We discussed what role preprocessors may play with our default theme development and core WordPress for the long term."

A great article and you should read more here and become part of the discussion. Cleanup of currrent styles with some new naming conventions would be a good update. Also the possible addition of using a preproccesor such as Less or Sass would be outstanding.

WordPress And Some Tips For Success

icon2_hThis article will help you with some great tips and tricks when using WordPress. Keep reading to learn how this tool makes blogging a lot simpler.

Make sure that you learn all you can about creating quality and effective content, and using WordPress and all its features. This will keep your site user-friendly and valuable to the users who are viewing it..

You must specify if you do not want your posts to show up in the order published. Change the dates to rearrange the list.

You can help your rank with the search engines by adding alternate text and title tags to every picture.

Create a charming greeting for the top of your WordPress website. This will make your overall site more personal when trying to relate to the visitor. This makes your site look much more inviting.

Keep your password safe and to yourself. In addition to that, use plugins from reputable sites and always check for and read reviews. If you have a site that has malware or one that gets hacked, you can lose everything you have worked so hard on.

Make sure you are always using the most current WordPress on your website. Updates offer patches that make your page less vulnerable. You can be at risk for malware if you have an old version of WordPress. That is why you should always install updates as soon as they come out.

Connect posts via a linking plugin to easily provide visitors can enjoy more of your content. These plugins will let you add links to the bottom of your tag’s relevancy to each post.

If you’re trying to find hosting for your blog, choose one that has installation tools that can install WordPress for you with just a click of a button. This saves you the trouble of creating a separate database.

Allow users to comment on your WordPress site. This will help foster a community and it will give you an idea on the type of visitors that your readers better.

Use a variety of tools for blog authoring tools. Don’t like the dashboard on WordPress? Try a blog authoring applications that work well with WordPress. WordPress is compatible with a variety of tools to increase efficiency. Try using a couple of these and find one you like.

Create a vision for your site the best organization. Write down everything you’d like your site. This will allow you to design and develop a site that fulfills your objectives.

Don’t forget that you can always add a button that prompts users to “read more” button. Nobody wants to see a page full of text on your main page. Let visitors read more by clicking if they like. Not doing this could cause the blog unappealing and overwhelming.

Remember you don’t personally have to work alone on your site without any help. Also that categories and tags let you put SEO keywords across the site. You may have found this article using a search for “WordPress.”

Think carefully about the plugins you have installed on your page before using any new WordPress upgrades. If you do not wait, you might discover that some of you essential stuff no longer works.

Use a “read more” link to shorten the main pages on your site. If your visitors have an incentive to click on the link, they will likely stay at your site longer.

Keep in mind everything you publish is going to be on the Internet in some form. If you compose a long rant complaining about the President, people might just remember you for that.

Make sure to review plugin reviews of WordPress plugins that are written by users. Anyone that knows how to code can create a plugin. Plugins that have a poor design are not designed properly present security flaws and have major problems in operation. Users will usually say in the reviews.

Striving to use WordPress as a powerful blogging tool is not a difficult venture, especially now that you have more information about the many tools available to you. Keep the things you learn here in mind to have a great experience with WordPress. Making use of this information can help you greatly.