My WordPress Migration Experience with WPEngine Hosting

My WordPress Migration Experience with WPEngine Hosting

From last couple of days, I have been planning to expand ShoutMeLoud with few new things, and I was considering to move to a Webhosting company, which can give me more control + complete peace of mind. Earlier ShoutMeLoud was hosted on a private VPS, which was was well-optimized, but I missed the lack of control.  For example, I wanted to integrate a forum and few other sub-domains, to expand SML, but technical limitations always stopped me. After doing lots of research, reading tons of reviews, and hearing great stuff about many web hosting companies, I (28 comments)

WP Roller: Create Custom WordPress Installation with Plugins & Themes

WP Roller: Create Custom WordPress Installation with Plugins & Themes

We have various ways to install WordPress, like we can download the official .zip WordPress installation file, and install WordPress manually. Hosting companies like Bluehost or Hostgator, offer one click WordPress installation with the help of scripts. One  common thing after installing WordPress is, we need to install essential WordPress plugins. By default WordPress comes packed with plugins like Akismet, Holly dolly, but to extend the feature of WordPress, we have a long list of plugins that we need to install. Many users whose job is to install (2 comments)

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 the 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 download WordPress Guide eBook for A-Z of setting up WordPress. This is the list of essential WordPress settings you need to follow after (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 (49 comments)