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Security and Backup Essentials for WordPress

WordPress is a cultural phenomenon when it comes to publishing online. What started as a simple blogging tool in 2003 has become the most popular open-source content management system (CMS) in the world powering WordPress.com and millions of sites worldwide. There are a number of alternatives including the very popular Joomla, but the difference with Continue Reading

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This is how you stop Trackback and Pingback spam in WordPress

When blogging started to gather steam a decade ago, you had (and still have) three ways of receiving comments. The first still which still holds to today are traditional style commenting done by a person reading your article. Then came the bots and the comment spam which has today become a more manageable issue given Continue Reading

5 Free WordPress plugins for handling Thumbnails

WordPress v2.9 introduced Post Thumbnails (now called Featured Images). Since then the WordPress plugin repository has seen a host of plugins that help you create thumbnails, import images, resize them and regenerate them. In this post, I’ll feature five plugins that I’ve come across and use that make your thumbnail experience a better one. Auto Continue Reading

Exploring the journey of WordPress from a mere blogging software to a CMS king

As per a recent research, it has been found that nearly 55% of the 1 million most-visited websites operate on WordPress Content Management System (CMS). Well, frankly speaking, WordPress has definitely been successful in becoming one of the most preferable CMSs used by web developers across the globe. In this blog, I’ll be exploring the journey of WordPress from being referred to as a usual blogging software to becoming the ruler of popular CMSs including Joomla and Drupal.