STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
Adding image to a post or page from your computer is as simple as:
1. Place your cursor where you would like the image to be inserted.
2. Click on Add An Image icon (located on right of Upload/Insert above your Editor).
3. Clcik on Select Files.
4. Locate the images on your computer you want to upload and click open.
5. Once uploaded you just need to:
- type a title for the image
- add alternate text
- choose how you want the image align (None, Left, Center or Right)
- select size of image you want to insert (Thumbnail, Medium, Large or Full Size)
- and then click Insert into Post
I recently switched servers which meant I had to move about three WordPress websites. I also had to move a client’s website from a development server to the live server. If you’ve ever had to do this for a WordPress website then you know how much of a hassle it can be and how many things could go wrong. I’ve moved about four WordPress websites over the past few years and it has always been a pain. But not anymore! It is much easier now that I’ve found this awesome plugin called BackupBuddy and it works great. Check it out!
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1. Provide all Hosting/Server information:
- Domain Name registar information (to switch or point the Domain name (if needed)
- Hosting: Account Center Login Information (URL/Username/Password) for the Host (Database access)
- FTP information (IP Address/Domain Name/ Username/ Password)
- Google Analytics Account Information for SEO (gmail account/password)
2. Design using a standard 12/16/24 column grid system
3. Use Standard Web Fonts for Navigation and Content/Headers
4. Organize the PSD Layers
- Create “folders” for home page and sub pages
- Create “folders” that contain “Always On” elements (for example: “Navigation, Header, Footer”)
- Provide Backgrounds that can be easily tiled for longer pages or a large static image that will not scroll
- Provide any special fonts for headers/graphic treatments
5. Provide any Logos with Fonts Outlined & Vector Art in Illustrator format
6. Provide Preferred Colors in Hex #
7. Provide META Tag information
8. Provide All Finalized Content
- Copy, Photos, Graphics, etc
9. Find a system to manage content and changes
10. Provide a Site Map and list specific requirements for each page
First of all I want to give thanks to Syed Balkhi ( @syedbalkhi ) for passing along his knowledge at WordCamp in Atlanta 2010. Some of the techniques here are really easy and some take some effort.
These are the 6 easiest things to do and you should be able to knock out in about an hour or so:
- Delete the install.php file in the wp-admin folder
- Delete the admin user account. Create a new account for an administrator. Log out. Log in with the new user account and delete the admin account.
- Move the wp-config.php file up one folder on your server. This is really good to do if your site is in the root of the server.
- Download and use these plugins: WP-DB-Backup, Login Lockdown, WordPress File Monitor, WordPress Security Scan, Stealth Login, WP Spam Free, Secure WordPress Plugin
- Deactivate tooltip and error message at login of WordPress with Secure WordPress
- Make sure file permissions on .htaccess and wp-config.php files are 644
Some other things you can do to help secure your self-hosted WordPress site:
Additional Resources and Links:
Now, I’m not saying this is 100% guaranteed and you will not be hacked but it doesn’t hurt to try and prevent it.