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Keep your WordPress-site safe and secure

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Servage
Altering File Permission for Security WordPress security is a prime concern for any WordPress programmer hence they are taking various measures to tackle it with utmost care. There are many security plugins available in the market to manage them, but not sufficient to do all jobs at all levels. In due course, a WordPress developer has to learn various direct coding techniques to manage security aspects successfully. At coding level, file system and its permissions and ownerships, in particular, are playing crucial role to leave serious vulnerability if handled carelessly. Therefore, for a WordPress programmer security measures begin right up to installations. If you don’t have adequate knowledge to how set the right ...

Boost WordPress-development with blank themes

Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Servage
Blank WordPress Theme Once upon a time, clients and developers were crazy for ready-made themes. And so, WordPress developers were continually releasing attractive themes for various industries in several categories. And in the process, making a fortune. Over time, SEO has taught them to be unique with design and with content, including images. Now, clients are more willing to spend money on custom WordPress programming and site designs. Creating a WordPress website for a sizable project, however, can be costly for many clients. Enter the smart WordPress web developer. Making use of blank WordPress themes allows them to customize the WordPress site to a greater degree, with less investment of time and money. Blank WordPress ...

Using WordPress Plugins

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 by Servage
WordPress is undoubtedly most used opensource based on PHP. WordPress is simple and easy platform for web designers since its core does  not consist of many intricate features, but they can be added according to the needs of the clients. Thus, it is great at performance and adaptability. Many novice developers are not much familiar with plug-ins phenomenon. In due course, I have tried to give some introductory knowledge through this post, particularly installing them. As stated earlier WordPress core is simple and devoid of much complexities. Therefore, it is easy to install and smooth in performance. Usually you will have all features and functionality required to run a simple blog ...

Secure your WordPress installation by changing the table prefix

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Servage
Content is still king on the net. All Wordpress authors know this. What they may not know is that all their Wordpress posts are actually stored in a database table, via records, that the Wordpress software calls from to display content on the front end. Seamlessly and nicely displaying our wonderfully written ideas. Wordpress databases are of the MySQL variety. So Wordpress can call on the these tables correctly, a prefix gets added during installation in the default form of ‘wp_’. An actual table then appears as ‘wp_content’ or ‘wp_options.’ Therefore a database table prefix is simply an identifier. There are generally two ways for a Wordpress Admin to check this ...

Use nice webfonts on your WordPress blog

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by Servage
Managing typeface on a blog can be done via plugins. Most popular ones draw upon knowledge of CSS. In this tutorial I selected a powerful plugin, simply called Font.  To follow this tutorial, all you need is access to the Admin area and the free Font plugin installed. No coding of CSS is required. Step 1 - Overviewing Plugin There Font plugin works in two areas on your site. First, when viewing the front-end of your site, the admin toolbar now has “Font Settings.”   Second, in your post editor, the TinyMCE, now has an “F” button in the editor, plus above the editor, it reads “Fonts for Web.” Both of these ...

WordPress Jetpack meets and greets Social Media

Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Servage
Simply put, the Jetpack plugin propels a Wordpress blog with a whole suite of functionality. Automattic, developers of Wordpress.com, made Jetpack for self hosted blogs to access features included in the dot-com version. What started as eight features in 2012, is now 25 and growing. This article focusses on five of the social media modules and two Widgets, found in version 2.2. Jetpack does offer ability to deactivate any module. Plus, you can access configuration within the panes of each module, though this article notes where to find these features. Here are 7  features for enhancing social media outreach on your site: Sharing (in Sharing Settings) is for your readers ...

WordPress theme providers for easy web-design

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Servage
Premium Wordpress themes provide great design and functionality for bloggers. This article compares two providers representing 2 general types. Mojo Themes (Mojo) sells their Wordpress themes individually with no option for membership; whereas Themes Kingdom (TK) does both, but clearly emphasizes membership pricing. While I have purchased from both, I am not an affiliate for either one. I compare the two based what is most to least important criteria, based on my preferences. Theme Selection - For me, quality of designs and diversity of offerings ranks higher than amount of themes. Winner = Tie. The diversity of designs at TK, I find to be better than Mojo, even while Mojo has over ...

Detect and cleanup a hacked WordPress site

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Servage
In an earlier article we wrote about how to identify hacked code on Wordpress pages. Unfortunately page hacking is still an issue sometimes when users use insecure or very outdated scripts, e.g. forget to maintain their open-source installation of something in their hosting account. Servage would love to make sure this is always up-to-date for customers, but the self-hosted scripts of customers are simply too varying in type, to make it possible. Also many users need to maintain a specific version of a script, for something else to work properly. In that case security fixes and updates have to be done manually. This article has some great tips to ...

Build a forum on your WordPress site

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 by Servage
Many webmasters are using Wordpress to manage their websites, and it includes many great features out of the box. It's amazing as a blogging-engine, and highly customizable to use for other and more advanced purposes. Furthermore you can easily create and change design. Since Wordpress is open-source and highly adopted by the web-world, it's easy to get started and work with in the long run. You can even install Wordpress with the Autoinstaller in the Servage Control Panel. Extending with Plugins You can easily extend your Wordpress installation with plugins. Many free and great plugins for various purposes are available. This article is the first in a series of articles describing some very ...

Improving WordPress load times with cache

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Servage
Many webmasters are using Wordpress to manage their websites, and it includes many great features out of the box. It's amazing as a blogging-engine, and highly customizable to use for other and more advanced purposes. Furthermore you can easily create and change design. Since Wordpress is open-source and highly adopted by the web-world, it's easy to get started and work with in the long run. You can even install Wordpress with the Autoinstaller in the Servage Control Panel. Extending with Plugins You can easily extend your Wordpress installation with plugins. Many free and great plugins for various purposes are available. This article is the second in a series of articles describing some very ...