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Padlocks and Certificates

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Share this postPadlocks and certificates. Everyone wants that padlock in the address bar. Why? Google told them they do. I’m joking (kind of). Generally speaking, it’s a good thing to have the padlock in the address bar, simply because it instills a sense of legitimacy and trust in site visitors. Padlocks and certificates are two


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Databases and Database Users

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Share this postDatabases and database users. Databases and database users are fundamental when operating a web application. From a programming perspective, the web application code is quite static, and all the variable information (information which varies between websites) is stored in a database. The web application (in our case, that’s WordPress) needs to be configured


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Installing WordPress

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Share this postInstalling wordpress. A few words of warning before you begin: DO NOT PARTIALLY INSTALL WORDPRESS. AFTER INSTALLING WORDPRESS SECURE IT IMMEDIATELY.  Why? Because you could well get hacked if you don’t, that’s why. You have to be a bit careful when installing WordPress as this is it’s most vulnerable state. During the installation


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How to Log in to WordPress

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Share this postHow to log in to wordpress. In this article we’re going to cover how to log in to WordPress. This guide is applicable to you running your own installation of WordPress in a hosting account, not a wordpress.com hosted WordPress. If you disabled public access to your WordPress installation, you’ll need to make


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How to Reset Your WordPress Password

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Share this postHow to reset your wordpress Password. If you can’t remember your WordPress password, you’ll need to reset it. This article covers how to reset your WordPress password when using cPanel. This guide covers how to reset the WordPress login password by manually editing the site’s database, so the first thing we need to


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Email Deliverability

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Share this postEmail deliverability. Email deliverability. In this post I’ll be talking about what email deliverability is, why it’s important for you, what affects email deliverability and improve your email deliverability. What is email deliverability? Email deliverability is essentially the probability of an email you send being received by the intended recipient.  Although a lot


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WordPress and Page Builders

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Share this postWordPress and page builders. In this post I’ll be talking about WordPress and page builders. There are different options available to you with regard to which page builder you decide to use. Different page builders work in different ways, and whilst some are easier to use than others, there an be some implications


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Installing a WordPress Theme

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Share this postInstalling a wordpress theme. This guide covers what themes are, what they do, and how you install a theme in WordPress. What is a wordpress theme? There are a LOT of themes available that can be installed in WordPress, about 31,000 of them at the time of writing. WordPress themes are pre-designed templates


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WordPress SMTP Authentication

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Share this postConfigure WordPress to Use SMTP authentication – a how to Guide. WordPress SMTP authentication. In this post I’ll be taking about how to set up your WordPress so that it uses SMTP to send emails, why you might want to do this, and the benefits of using SMTP authentication. Before you start reading


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WordPress Optimisation Overview

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Share this postWordPress Optimisation Overview WordPress optimisation overview. In this post I’ll be talking about optimising wordpress, giving an overview of what optimising WordPress is, the skills that you’ll need to be able to do this, and some common concepts when it comes to WordPress optimisation. I’m not going to be going into specific detail


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