WordPress Sites Under Brute Force Attack

WordPress Sites Under Brute Force Attack

WordPress is one of the most widely used blogging platform, and right now it's under brute force attack via a large botnet. In a recent post Matt Mullenweg posted about the recent attack on WordPress sites. This is a botnet attack, and is performing brute force attack using default WordPress login (admin). Let me first explain what botnet is, and how it works. What is Botnet attack: Here are few terms you should know: Bot master: Usually the hacker who operates all infected computer. Zombies computer/Bot: System which are infected by the Bot (10 comments)

8 Essential Settings after Installing WordPress

8 Essential Settings after Installing WordPress

This is the part of our learn WordPress series and in this post you will learn how to set up WordPress after fresh installation. So far you have learned: Difference between WordPress.com and Self hosted WordPress How to buy Webhosting and domain for WordPress Blog How to install WordPress blog on Bluehost hosting. Now the next in the series is to setup your WordPress blog in the right manner.  You can also read WordPress complete guide, which will help you to get started and everything which you need to do with WordPress. This is the list of (28 comments)

How To Install WordPress Locally Using WAMP

How To Install WordPress Locally Using WAMP

WordPress is a fun blogging software, and if you are one of those who like to try new things on your WordPress blog, it's always a good idea to get a local installation of WordPress on your system. You can use it to try new WordPress plugin, making changes in your theme and many more task. Infact, if you have seen WordPress videos on my Youtube channel, you would notice all the videos are created on local WordPress installation. We have been talking about self hosted WordPress a lot, though many BlogSpot users still feel WordPress as alien (48 comments)

How to Redirect WordPress Images to Sub-Domain for Faster Loading

How to Redirect WordPress Images to Sub-Domain for Faster Loading

We all know, loading of a website matters a lot for great user-experience, and for search engine ranking. There are many CDN network (MAXCDN, Cloudflare), which will let you setup content delivery network, and speed up loading time of your website. Though, we can't achieve CDN like feature, with our own hosting, but we can speed up our blog by loading images from sub-domain. You can also use sub-domain to server static files (CSS, JS) and other files. What is CDN (Content delivery network) By using your sub-domain for serving images, you are (8 comments)

How BlogSpot Users can Prepare for WordPress Migration

How BlogSpot Users can Prepare for WordPress Migration

BlogSpot is one of the best Blogging platform to start your Blogging career, as it's free and you don't have to pay for anything like hosting images or premium plugins and tons of free themes are out there. Though, over the time when you get more accustomed with Blogging, you would realize BlogSpot is not an ideal option for your Blog future for many reasons: You have less control over SEO of your blog. You can lose your blog anytime as Google holds the right to delete or ban any BlogSpot blog for violation of their rules. BlogSpot is not (10 comments)