Ultimate Guide to WordPress Migrations and SEO: Pre-Migration Prep

There are many reasons you might need to migrate a WordPress site – a change of domain name or perhaps moving a blog from a subdomain to a subdirectory. Whatever the reason, it is important to factor in SEO when considering a WordPress migration. But why, exactly, do you need to keep SEO in mind? There are many Read more about Ultimate Guide to WordPress Migrations and SEO: Pre-Migration Prep[…]

How to Write Winning Case Studies That Will Score You More WordPress Work

So there’s this guy who runs a business. Let’s call him Joe. Joe runs a contest on 99Designs and has shiny PSDs for his soon-to-be-built WordPress site. But he needs a developer and somehow he lands on your portfolio and he likes what he sees. He browses through your website and notices a resource called Read more about How to Write Winning Case Studies That Will Score You More WordPress Work[…]

WordPress Careers Masterclass: Making it Work (Planning and Learning)

So, what’s your career plan? Do you have one? Maybe you don’t? If you don’t, let’s do something about it. Welcome to the final post in this series on how to build a successful career with WordPress. Hopefully, the earlier articles in this series have helped you to identify your career priorities and learn how Read more about WordPress Careers Masterclass: Making it Work (Planning and Learning)[…]

8 Must-Do Steps for Securing and Hardening Your WordPress Website

Imagine with me for a moment that you’re a hacker looking for ways to hijack reputable websites and use them to funnel unsuspecting traffic to a nefarious phishing scam.

How would you target websites for maximum impact? One option would be to locate and target a single vulnerability that affects hundreds or thousands of sites. If such a thing could be found and exploited you could create digital carnage in very short order.

Are you starting to see why hardening WordPress is so important?

As the most popular content management system on the web, WordPress is a prime target for hackers everywhere. But there’s something you can do about it.

Why Do Bad Hacks Happen to Good Websites?

Thankfully, the WordPress core software is quite secure. Hacks are rarely able to get under your website’s skin by going straight after the core. When exploits in the core are identified they’re promptly patched.

Rather than go after the core – which they know is a tough nut to crack – hackers generally target things like lazily chosen passwords, poorly-coded plugins, lax file permissions, and sites that haven’t been updated in far too long and are therefore vulnerable to patched exploits.

Since hackers tend to go after the low-hanging fruit, it really isn’t that complicated to harden WordPress and keep it secure. As a matter of fact, you can keep your site at the far upper end of the security bell curve by taking eight simple steps.

Let me walk you through them.

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Making Your WordPress Website Fly: A Performance Optimization Tutorial

Whether you’re working for a client or developing your own WordPress projects, you don’t need me to tell you that speed matters. A lot. And contrary to the well-known cliche, it’s really the lack of speed that kills when it comes to the web. If you depend on WordPress for your livelihood, then it had Read more about Making Your WordPress Website Fly: A Performance Optimization Tutorial[…]

10 Seriously Simple Ways to Grow Your Email List for Your WordPress Site

If you’re serious about your website becoming successful, there’s one thing you really need to focus on. In fact, some people say it’s the ONLY thing your website should focus on. Internet marketing legends such as Neil Patel and Jon Morrow design their own websites around this very important strategy: Building an email list. Why Read more about 10 Seriously Simple Ways to Grow Your Email List for Your WordPress Site[…]

23-Step Checklist for Scaling Your WordPress Business

If you’re looking for a long-term future in web development, WordPress is the perfect tool to do it. While the content management system itself is free to use, opportunities abound for professionals like yourself to make real money off of it. As a WordPress developer, there are a number of paths you might consider taking Read more about 23-Step Checklist for Scaling Your WordPress Business[…]

Introducing Hustle… He’s Gonna Make You Some Money

We’ve got a long history here at WPMU DEV of developing plugins that grow your business, but I’ve always wanted to give you one plugin to rule them all. So today please let me introduce you to the first step in that direction: meet Hustle! Right now, Hustle is the best email opt-in plugin you’re ever going to Read more about Introducing Hustle… He’s Gonna Make You Some Money[…]