Use Two-Factor Authentication to Bulletproof your WordPress Login

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is one of the few guaranteed security methods that every WordPress website should use. The method is popular among many websites (WordPress or non-WordPress) that take security seriously such as banks because it ensures that unauthorized users will not be able to access your account, even if they have your password.

So why is it so secure? Two-Factor Authentication relies on two elements in order for someone to login:

  1. Your Password – Something you know.
  2. Your Mobile Device – Something you have.

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Best Free WordPress Courses for Every Beginner

WordPress Courses

There’s no doubt that WordPress has a huge learning curve. And if you do not have experience working with code you might find yourself in need of a developer, or perhaps you just want a developer to maintain your site, which is where Zen WP comes into play. But regardless of one’s level of expertise, everyone needs a solid and basic understanding of WordPress.

Naturally, taking some WordPress courses would be the best answer, but as with anything, the free ones tend to be of much lower quality. That is not to say that all free WordPress courses are terrible. There are certainly some gems out there if you look hard enough.

Fortunately for you, we’ve already done all of the work and put together a list of the best WordPress courses out there. These courses are 100% free and are, dare I say, better than most paid courses.

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10 Best WordPress Backup Plugins to Automate Your Backups

10 Best WordPress Backup Plugins to Automate Your Backups

Keeping a fresh backup of your WordPress site is the best guard against hacked sites or user error. However, backing up your site regularly can be time consuming. That’s unless you have a plugin to automatic everything of course. Fortunately, we searched through every single backup solution to bring you the most comprehensive list of the best WordPress backup plugins and solutions available today.

This article is split into two parts: key features to look for in a plugin and the 10 best WordPress backup plugins.

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WordPress Firewall – What They Are and Installation Guide

Firewall 2

Using a firewall for your WordPress website is the best way to protect yourself against any hacking attempts. The reason why firewalls are so effective is because they can be used to deny access to your website if the visitor does not belong there. This means that the potential hacker will not even have an opportunity to compromise your website.

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How to Live Stream on WordPress

How to Live Stream on WordPress

Live streaming events on your WordPress site is a great way to provide quality content to your audience. It is also the best way to promote user engagement. However, you will not see many websites utilizing live stream videos because everyone thinks it is a lot of work to set up, something that is not true at all on WordPress.

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Decrease TTFB – Make Your Time to First Byte Faster

TTFB

Most WordPress users who are trying to increase the speed of their site tend to focus mostly at the page level. While the website and it’s page are very important when it comes to site speed, one of the factors that many tend to overlook is the delay between when user enters your site and the moment your website actually starts loading, otherwise called Time to First Byte or TTFB.

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How to Backup WordPress Using cPanel

cPanel backups

If you are using cPanel as your web hosting control panel, you can easily create backups and restore from backups all through the cPanel interface. And although the process is very simple and quick, we actually recommend against relying on cPanel for your backups.

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Limit Login Attempts on Your WordPress Site

Limit Login Attempts

In a basic scenario where your WordPress login password is as simple as “password1” and a bot is making attempts to guess your password, it would probably take less than 2 billion attempts to get it right, which would take only a couple of seconds, depending on your server. One of the best ways to combat this is to simply lock out users who have guessed their passwords incorrectly too many times. Limit login attempts on your site through the use of simple plugins.

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How to Access Your WordPress Database and phpMyAdmin

How to Access Your WordPress Database and phpMyAdmin

Although most WordPress users are not comfortable poking around in their database, there will come a time when you need to access it in order to troubleshoot your site. While messing around with your database’s settings can be a bit complicated, accessing it isn’t all that difficult.

However, the way to access your database will depend on your web panel. Here are the most popular web panels like cPanel and Plesk and instructions on how to access your database through each one.

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Improve WordPress Email Deliverability

WordPress Email Problems?

Are you having any of these email problems with your WordPress website?

  • Emails not sending
  • Emails going to spam
  • Emails not going through
  • Emails slow

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