Category: wordpress tutorial

How to Prevent Hotlinking of Images in WordPress

Hotlinking is the direct linking to a number of website’s files from another website. If someone hotlinks to images or other media files on your WordPress website or blog, it will result in extra load on your website and bandwidth theft, therefore you should prevent hotlkinking.

Block Bad Users From Accessing Your WordPress

If you want to ban a bad user from accessing your WordPress website or blog and you have the user’s IP address, or hostname, you can block such users by using an htaccess file.

Use htaccess to Restrict Access to WordPress wp-admin via IP address

There are several methods to protect the WordPress admin dashboard (wp-admin directory). You can restrict access to the WordPress wp-admin directory to your IP address only via an .htaccess file.

How to Reset a WordPress User Password using phpMyAdmin

You can reset WordPress password using the phpMyAdmin web interface. Follow the three easy steps in this WordPress tutorial to reset a WordPress password within a minute and gain back access to your WordPress blog or website.

How to Apply Secure WordPress MySQL Database Privileges

As seen in Why minimum MySQL user WordPress database privileges improve security, it is very important to assign the minimum required database privileges to the MySQL user being used by WordPress to access the MySQL WordPress database, i.e. the user specified in WordPress wp-config.php file.

Change the WordPress Database Prefix and Improve Security

There are different procedures that you can use to rename the WordPress database prefix. It depends on whether you have already installed WordPress or not. If you have not installed WordPress yet, you can simply specify a different database table prefix from the WordPress installation wizard or pre-define it in the wp-config.php file before running […]

How to Exclude a Category from a WordPress Blog or Page

If you need to exclude a category from the WordPress blog page and sidebar, you do not need to install a third party plugin and add extra administration overhead. All you need to do is follow this easy to follow step by step WordPress tutorial, and by simply modifying a file you will have the […]

How to find a WordPress Category ID

When installing a new theme or configuring a PHP script for your WordPress, you might need to populate some entries with a WordPress Category ID. Even though an advanced WordPress user can find a Category ID in seconds, if you are a beginner you might be at lost. Follow the below step by step procedure […]

How to Choose the Best Plugin for WordPress

When looking for a plugin for WordPress there are several things you should keep in mind. WordPress plugins are powerful scripts that plug in to your WordPress installation to extend the functionality of your WordPress blog or website, thus they are very powerful. WordPress plugins are open source; typically plugins are maintained by someone for […]

Protect the WordPress wp-config.php Configuration File

Protecting the WordPress wp-config.php file is another way to beef up your WordPress security. The WordPress wp-config.php file contains very sensitive information about your WordPress installation, such as the WordPress security keys and the WordPress database connection details. You certainly do not want the content of this file to fall in the wrong hands, so […]