Tutorials

FortressDB for Data Privacy, Security, and Speed

Do you use web forms to collect and store sensitive or personal information? It’s not uncommon, but have you ever stopped to consider whether anyone else can access this information? Privacy is important, and so is speed. Do you display data from a database on your WordPress site? Have you noticed that it can sometimes be slow to load? Ugh…that’s never fun. Over at CampusPress, we recently had a customer experiencing both...

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How to Create a Powerful and Secure Customized Firewall with Defender

Hackers can be persistent at trying to get into your site and drop malicious code, figuring out your credentials, and leaving spam. Thankfully, with WPMU DEV’s 5-star security plugin, Defender, you can set up a firewall, block IP addresses with customized lists, and more…leaving troublemakers unable to take even the first step into your WordPress site. This tutorial will demonstrate how easy it is to set up Defender’s IP banning and...

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Merge Multiple Articles into One and Get More SEO Juice With 301 Redirects

There are many things to consider when managing a website nowadays. Because the competition is diverse, you’ll need to put out quality content regularly, but that’s only part of it. For a site to truly be successful, you’ll need to consider your SEO rating, which in turn takes into account domain authority, site stability & speed, keywords, etc. Put all these nuances together, and you’ve got the difference between the first...

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How to Find and Delete Suspicious Code with Defender

Detecting suspicious code within a site isn’t always that simple and can easily go unnoticed. Thankfully, our 5-star Defender plugin is well equipped to find malware, let you know about it, and eliminate it with brute force. See how it’s done in this tutorial. Looking for a convenient and hassle-free way to locate and delete suspicious code from your sites? In this tutorial we’re showing you, step-by-step, how Defender‘s vast suite of...

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How to Limit Access to Your WordPress Dashboard

How many people would you hand your house keys to and let get into anything that they want? The same can be said about your WordPress account and its users. In this article, we explore some of the easiest ways to limit access for WP users using the admin, code, and plugins. If you considered your WordPress site like an online home, you wouldn’t always want everyone going through all of...

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Revamp Your WordPress Admin With These 12 Awesome Plugins

When you think about making WordPress more useful, the dashboard probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you spend a lot of time logged into /wp-admin/ but have never taken the time to customize your experience, you can almost certainly get more out of it than you’re getting right now. If you run a Multisite network, maybe your own experience is less of a concern than that...

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How to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks with Defender

Defender deters hackers with IP banning, login lockout, updating security keys, two-factor authorization, and more. Learn about Defender’s robust security features that prevent hackers from waltzing right into your WordPress site. No hacker gets past Defender! Defender is WPMU DEV’s answer to WordPress security. Our powerful 5-star plugin provides complete security for your WordPress sites and brings you peace of mind by deterring brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and preventing...

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How To Ace Google’s Image Page Speed Recommendations With Smush

Smush has everything you need to optimize your images, as well as a handy repertoire of tools ready to help you smash PageSpeed Insights image-related recommendations. It’s a simple way to speed up your site, without sacrificing your image quality. With Smush you can: Compress images in bulk and with one click Automatically resize and rescale your images Enable lazy loading so your server can concentrate on displaying content above the fold Convert your image files...

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What Your WordPress Traffic Actually Means

You did it! Your business is now online with a kickass website and a team of experts to help you manage it. The problem is, you don’t understand what your traffic reports are telling you, so how do you know your website is kicking ass? If you own a restaurant, all you need to do to understand what kind of traffic you’re getting is to stand in the door, smile as...

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Write On! 12 Best Multi-author Plugins for WordPress

Multi-author blogs are a great way to attract readers by offering an array of different viewpoints, topics, and voices. They can also become disorganized chaos if you don’t have a good system of maintaining posts, scheduling, author payments, and everything else that comes with running a multi-author blog on WordPress. Luckily, with some helpful plugins and solid advice, your site can run a multi-author blog smoothly and efficiently. I’ll be going over: Why...

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