Useful basic WordPress plugins for any blog

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I’ve been running my website as a self-hosted WordPress installation for over four years now. Self-hosting’s given me a greater amount of flexibility than when my blog was previously hosted by Blogspot. While knowing general HTML/CSS skills help, along with the improvements in WordPress over the years, one of the biggest aids for my site … Read more

Basic tips for securing WordPress sites

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After giving advice online to someone else earlier today about WordPress security, I thought it might be helpful to write a post offering basic tips for how to secure a self-hosted WordPress install. While more advanced/”geeky” users will probably already know this (or want to find more thorough instructions elsewhere online), I hope the list below … Read more