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10 Steps to Remove Malware from Your WordPress Site

Cleaning a hacked WordPress site is no easy task. And now that Google is enforcing a 30-day ban on site reviews to prevent repeat offenders from distributing malware, cleaning up a hacked site thoroughly is more important than ever. I highly recommend using a professional to clean the site. Jim Walker, the Hack Repair Guy, […]

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Preventing WordPress hacks

Why preventing WordPress hacks is easier than recovering from them An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This can’t be truer in regards to website hacks. WordPress sites are compromised not by sophisticated hackers but by bots written to exploit known vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include weak passwords, outdated plugins and themes, and […]

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Sites Hosting Malware Get 30 Day Google Ban

What is Google Safe Browsing? Google just got stricter with its safe browsing policies. It will brand malicious sites as ‘deceptive’ and won’t entertain reviews to ‘unclean sites’ for 30 days! This is a big deal for the average WordPress website owner who is the victim of hackers. Cleaning a hacked WordPress site is both time consuming and expensive depending on […]

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How do I move WordPress from a subdirectory to the root directory?

Q. I’ve installed my website in a subdirectory of our domain, because I didn’t want visitors to see the site until I was finished with our development. Now I want to have the site show up in the root directory (not in the http://mydomain.com/wordpress directory). How do I do this? I’ve read the information on […]

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Moving WordPress Subdomain to Root using Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin

Move WordPress from Subdomain to Root

Installing WordPress in a subdomain is a great way to create a staging environment for development. The subdomain (for example http://dev.askwpgirl.com) is a self-contained space to do development without interfering with the live site. When the development phase is complete, the question becomes “How do you move WordPress from the subdomain to the root?” Note: […]

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5 Best Professional WordPress Themes

Professional WordPress themes are a good choice if you have limited budget or skills for completely customizing your own theme using code (CSS and HTML). These themes are highly stylized but have many options for customizing sites uniquely.

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Review of the Best WordPress Plugins

Clean and simple list of the plugins I use most often on my WordPress sites and some that I’ve included just because they’re too cool to not mention.

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WordPress Management Plugins

Why you need to use WordPress management software As a freelance WordPress developer or owner of multiple WordPress sites, you will become overwhelmed trying to stay on top of all the plugin and theme updates that are released almost daily. Plugin and theme updates have become more frequent over the years and, in many cases, […]

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Moving WordPress from Sub-Directory to Root Directory

In my blog post How do I move WordPress from a subdirectory to root directory, I describe a process in which you don’t have to physically move the WordPress installation but can make a few settings changes in order to have the URLs for posts and pages display from the root while leaving the WordPress […]

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WordPress Website Contract

Short and Effective WordPress Website Contract

Recently, our local WordPress Meetup.com group discussed how to write simple and effective WordPress website contract for web development projects. What the lawyer says about contracts We invited a contracts lawyer with Oracle to come speak to our group. I love that lawyers are no nonsense and to the point. He said a contract essentially […]

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