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Secure your site and speed up loading with HSTS

What on earth is HSTS? HTTP Strict Transport Security (also known as HSTS) is a powerful mechanism to increase the security of your website. This technology provides a method by which website...


How to force my WordPress site to use HTTPS

What on earth is HTTPS and what does it do? HTTPS, the lock icon in the address bar, means you have an  encrypted website connection. While it was once reserved primarily for pages collecting password...


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Why should I Self-Host my WordPress website?

Self-hosting WordPress opens up a wealth of options such as; an virtually unlimited choice of themes, the ability to customise & add extra functionality.  It provides you with the underlyi...


How to secure your WordPress wp-config.php file

Beef up your WordPress Security – secure wp-config.php

There are multiple ways to harden your WordPress website against the many security breaches it faces, in this article I focus on securing your wp-config.php file. Why secure wp-config.php? In any Wor...


What’s a Child Theme and why do I want one?

You’ve installed Wordpress and a gorgeous theme, however you just want a different logo height or maybe a different page background color and these options are not available via the Customizer.  You co...


WordPress – Powering the Internet

With almost 75 million users, Wordpress is the most-used website builder in 2021.  What started out as a blogging platform is now the most popular CMS on the internet.  How did it all start?  ...