Having an SSL certificate in your WordPress is the de-facto standard nowadays, did you know that? Google ranks sites having HTTPS higher in their SERP. But in WordPress, how do you configure an SSL certificate and HTTPS URL? You’ll learn the important steps to move WordPress from http to https
To regularly optimize my WordPress database tables, I created a small plugin that utilizes the WordPress Cron feature. This comes in handy to perform database optimization for WordPress on a regular basis, without forgetting about it. Just activate and enjoy. And here is the plugin code.
The WordPress WP-Super-Cache cache plugin doesn’t minify HTML cache files, which I find a … Read More
In my WordPress multisite, I use one theme for three sites and a tracking … Read More
When the WordPress comment option is abused by spammers, it becomes a real pain in the “@ss”. With thousands spam reactions, disabling -and removing- WordPress comments is the only way to go. Here is how to disable WordPress comments in both the WordPress Dashboard interface and in your MySQL database. As a bonus, I show you how to re-enable comments too!
Sometimes you may want to display commas in tag names. For example if you have a business directory listing and want to create one single taxonomy (tag name) “cafe, restaurant, bar”. This post shows you how to create a filter in your functions.php file to display WordPress tags with a comma, enjoy!
How to configure TLS for SMTP email in WordPress. I was suprised WordPress is … Read More
WordPress xmlprc.php DDoS and brute-force attacks. How to identify, block, mitigate and leverage these xmlrpc.php scans, brute-force, and user enumeration attacks on WordPress sites… Secure WordPress xmlprc.php interface and reduce service disruption.
The autoload feature loads and caches all autoloaded options, if available, or all options. The default option is to autoload, and over time when the wp_options table grows, this degrades performance. Today I noticed a slow MySQL query coming from a WordPress database (WordPress wp_options table). This made me investigate and to optimize the WordPress wp_options table “autoload” feature.
Learn how to add an index and optimize WordPress’ wp_options table for faster database results.
Install WordPress plugins without admin access, and automate your WordPress customization and plugin installation. WordPress has a little drop-in plugin option available in the form of /wp-content/install.php. This install.php file is not present at default, but when created it can be used to install plugins without wp-admin access. This might come in handy for unattended WordPress installations, customization, and so on.
Contact Form 7 is a WordPress plugin that provides a simple but flexible contact … Read More