Improve your site’s security

When you installed your WordPress website did you accept the default administrator name ‘admin’? If you did you have compromised your security by 50%. All a hacker has to do now is guess your password. However, all is not lost. Here are a few simple steps that will regain that lost initiative:- Create a new user with a name that will be more difficult to guess. Give that user administration rights Change your ‘admin’ to a subscriber only

Jetpack widget

If you have cut your teeth on a wordpress.com website before moving to a self-hosted website you will be familiar with Jetpack which is installed by default on their websites. You can now install Jetpack, the most complete WordPress widget on your own website and have the following features at your disposal from ONE widget:- Visitor stats  – via wordpress.com  Publicize – Use social media to publicise your site’s posts Notifications – Monitor and manage your site’s activity Subscriptions – Allow your users to subscribe to posts and comments Post by email – Publish posts to your blog directly by …

Write a post once – broadcast it three times

Do you write your blog article, then switch to Facebook and write it again and then log into Twitter to publicise either of them concluding with the addition of a link? Want to do it only once? Add the Social plugin by Mail Chimp to your WordPress website and broadcast an article at the push of  a button. You can publish to more than one Facebook or Twitter account if you wish. Just add them to the admin page. Enough time saved for another cup of coffee

2013 Top Ten website features

Here are the Top Ten website features that I have added to my customers’ websites in 2013. Many of them are WordPress plugins. Other CMSs are available (but not as good):- WordPress Multi User – You can add as many sub-domains as you want to your main website in a matter of seconds and manage them all from one Admin panel. There is a choice of format; subdomain.website.com or website.com/subdomain. ManageWP – Update the software and plugins on any self-hosted WordPress site on any server, check and maintain security and add articles to more than one site at once. Social …

Auto post to Google+

Just watched a video on how to auto post from WordPress to your Google+ account. Well worth watching. Here’s the link: http://techblog.tv/auto-post-to-google-plus-from-wordpress/

Google+

This is a test message to see if the Hootsuite stream sends this post to my Google+ account