Contact Form – reCAPTCHA.

Contact Form – reCAPTCHA.

Contact Form Now that you have configured and copied the short-code on the your Contact us page – we suggest you make it more secure by adding reCAPTCHA. You can easily do this by clicking on the “Integration” – see picture below. In the upper right hand corner of this tab you will see google.com/recaptcha click […]

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Where is the .htaccess file located

Where is the .htaccess file located

Finding and Editing the .htaccess file. At some time during your webmaster career you will come across the “.htaccess” file. Like anything new I had no idea what to do with it – normally by default  the .htaccess file is hidden – so until you unhide the file you will never even know that it […]

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What is .htaccess?

What is .htaccess?

.htaccess is a configuration file for use on web servers running the Apache Web Server software. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn ‘loaded via the Apache Web Server’, then the .htaccess file is detected and executed by the Apache Web Server software.

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No more going slow – disable xmlrpc in wordpress

No more going slow – disable xmlrpc in wordpress

Stop xmlrpc attacks for good! Don’t let your wordpress website be bogged down by ping-backs and xml request.  If you are the only one accessing your website , there should be no reason for xmlrpc to be active. WordPress sets it as default on installation but it is real easy to disable. Step 1. Blocking XML-RPC […]

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WordPress AMP Plugin

WordPress AMP Plugin

This plugin adds support for the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project, which is an an open source initiative that aims to provide mobile optimized content that can load instantly everywhere. With the plugin active, all posts on your site will have dynamically generated AMP-compatible versions, accessible by appending /amp/ to the end your post URLs. For example, if your […]

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Block XML-RPC Attacks using CSF Firewall

Block XML-RPC Attacks using CSF Firewall

Block XML-RPC Attacks Important: this method seems to be no longer working on latest CSF and CentOS versions. If you decide to proceed it’s not guarantteed that this may stop XML-RCP attacks on your server. There is another server-side method (found at ConfigServer Forums) to block XML-RPC attacks using your server firewall. In this case, we will […]

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How to Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5

How to Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5

Disable XML-RPC in WordPress 3.5 All you have to do is paste the following code in a site-specific plugin or your theme functions file: 1 add_filter(‘xmlrpc_enabled’, ‘__return_false’); Alternatively, you can just install the plugin called Disable XML-RPC. All you have to do is activate it. It does the exact same thing as the code above.

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing. Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API. Reported […]

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