How to remove the default admin username in WordPress

A pretty basic security measure you can take with WordPress is to not use the default admin username on your site. The default administrator username is the subject of most brute force attacks, because as a default, it is known to everyone. If it exists the attacker only has to guess the password to gain access to your site, instead of having to guess both of them, this makes their job significantly easier. If your site has this account it is wise to remove it as soon as possible. This article will explain how you can do so.

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How To Hide The Default WordPress Login URL

Continuing with our WordPress security theme, in this guide we’ll find out how we can further prevent unauthorized login attempts by hiding the default WordPress login URL. This introduces a big obstacle to attackers who by default target wp-login.php or wp-admin/, you can’t attack what’s not there, right? How are we going to do that? You guessed it, there’s a plugin for it.

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How to limit login attempts on your WordPress site

If you have read any WordPress security hardening related article, you know that you need to somehow limit the number of login attempts a certain IP can make before it gets locked out, this is done to prevent malicious actors by gaining access to your site via brute force attacks. Due to WordPress’ popularity as a site building platform, attacks on it are pretty common. Luckily it’s pretty easy to protect your site from them and, of course, there’s a plugin for this!

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How To Import Microsoft Word .docx Documents To WordPress

If you have ever tried to import a Word document into WordPress you would know that it simply does not work. Preserving the document’s format is impossible at the moment, especially using copy paste, due to differences between HTML structure and the structure used by Word. What can we do then? Well, there is a plugin for that!

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20 Best Cursive Fonts to Download for Free

Every font has a unique personality and purpose. While working on a project, it’s necessary to know which font matches the intended tone of communication. Some of today’s most popular typefaces are cursives (also known as scripts). Cursive fonts are elegant, classic, stylish and formal. When used appropriately, a cursive font can add the perfect touch to a project. In this collection we have put together 20 amazing free cursive fonts for your future projects that you can choose from.

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How To Optimize, Repair or Backup Your WordPress Database

In today’s short tutorial we’ll have a look at how to take care and backup our site’s database. This way we can make sure that our site runs optimally and prevent unexpected data loss.

What is the database?

According to Wikipedia a database is an organised collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. This means that the WordPress database is the place where all our site’s generated data lives, posts, pages, users, comments and more, everything is stored in it. For more information about the WordPress database you can have a look at this WPBeginner glossary entry, and for an in depth look at the default tables and their relations you can check out the database description in the codex.

From all the above we can easily figure out that the database is pretty important for the well-being of our site, any corruption can result to irreversible loss of data and accumulation of clutter might make queries, and by extension our site, slower. Below we’ll find out how we can backup, optimize and repair our database, to prevent these issues.

To help us with these tasks we will be using the WP-DBManager plugin which is available for free in the WordPress plugin repository.

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25 Best Free Book Mockups PSD

Mockups are useful tools to impress your clients in presentations, and provide a creative context for your clients to envision the future of your design for their project. Using a photorealistic mockup could set your idea apart from the rest. Here’s a list that we put together with the 25 best free book mockups in PSD format.

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20 Free Christmas Graphic Resources

Christmas is on its way! Whether you’re looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today! 20 fantastic and freely available Christmas graphic design resources for your next project. Let’s take a look.

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Announcing WordPress Dashboard Updates

You’ve asked for it. We listened. We had it in our TODO list for quite some time, but today we deliver. You can now update all your premium CSSIgniter themes and plugins directly from your WordPress dashboard.

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