WordPress Security Blog

Securing The WordPress wp-admin Directory with HTTP Authentication

Protecting your wp-admin directory and WordPress dashboard with an .htaccess file is a vital procedure when locking down your WordPress blog or website. As a blogger and webmaster you know that once a malicious user gains access to your WordPress dashboard, it is game over.

htpasswd tutorial | How to create an Apache password file

To password protect a directory or section of your WordPress blog or website, you need to generate an Apache password file, better known as htpasswd file. In this article we will explain how to create a password file for Apache web server, which is the most popular web service used by hosting providers.

Why minimum MySQL user WordPress database privileges improve security

There are many WordPress security plugins and recommended security settings you can apply to secure your WordPress installation. Since hacking is on the rise, and WordPress websites are being hacked daily, WordPress security is not something that should be overlooked.

Fixing “Error Establishing a Database Connection” in WordPress

WordPress database connection problems are very common, especially when installing, upgrading and migrating a site. However, they can also occur on other occasions.  If you have a WordPress site you’ve surely seen the error establishing database connection: Error Establishing a Database Connection, WordPress database connectivity problems can be solved very easily.

How to reset the WordPress password through FTP

If you lost your WordPress administrator password, or you cannot login to the WordPress dashboard and you do not have access to the WordPress MySQL database, or the password reset functionality is not working, it is still possible to change your password through FTP. In this ten step easy to follow guide we will explain how to change the WordPress administrator password using FTP to be able to access the WordPress dashboard again.

WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

If you are thinking of starting your own blog, the first question that comes to mind is if you should have a hosted blog with WordPress.com, or if you should host your own blog by downloading the WordPress software from WordPress.org.

Creating a MySQL Database for WordPress

WordPress blogging platform is a PHP based web application and uses a MySQL database as a backend database. In this article we will explain in easy to follow step by step format how to manually create a MySQL database for your WordPress blog or website. Two options are explained below, either by connecting to MySQL using a web based graphical user interface such as phpMyAdmin, or by using the MySQL command line.

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