WordPress Firewall – What They Are and Installation Guide

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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 or videos 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 and provide rich content to your audience. However, you won’t see many websites utilizing live stream videos because everyone thinks it takes a lot of work to set up in WordPress. And that’s not true. In this article, we’ll go over how you can begin live streaming in WordPress by simply embedding the link onto your page.

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Decrease TTFB – Make Your Time to First Byte Faster

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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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Password Protect Your WordPress Login Page

Password Protect WordPress Login

Password protecting your WordPress directory files (/wp-admin.php and /wp-login.php) can add an extra layer of security to your WordPress website.

Now before we talk about how you can actually do this, let’s quickly go over some pros and cons of this security feature:

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How to Add the Facebook Pixel in WordPress

Facebook Pixel WordPress

Facebook advertising, in our opinion, is the best PPC channel out there. In fact, no other PPC channel at Zen WP has a conversion rate higher than Facebook’s. We get anywhere between 30-40% of our new customers every year as a direct result of Facebook ads.

And as with any PPC channel, you’re probably already sold on the idea of retargeting or remarketing advertising. But in order to create a retargeting audience on Facebook for Business, you have to start off by installing a pixel (that Facebook provides you) on select pages of your website.

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How to Create a WordPress Child Theme

WordPress Child Theme

Having a child theme is necessary for every WordPress site and installing one is the first thing a WordPress user should do upon creating a new website.

Why? Because at some point in the future, you’ll find the need to directly edit your theme files. And if you don’t have a child theme, all the changes you make to your theme files will be lost every time you update your theme, requiring you to implement the same changes over and over again.

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