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How to password-protect your WordPress website

If you’re designing a WordPress website on your main domain name, it’s a good idea to make sure people can’t view it until it’s finished. Here’s a quick overview on the different ways to do this.

Coming Soon or Maintenance Mode plugins

Maintenance Mode or Coming Soon WordPress plugins – such as [...]

How to protect your WordPress website against hacking and brute force attacks

Last time I explained why most of the popular WordPress security tips are a myth and won’t really protect your website. In this post, I’ll provide some simple WordPress security tips that will genuinely make your website more secure.

Don’t have an ‘admin’ user

‘Admin’ is the default username on most WordPress [...]

Debunking WordPress security myths: How not to secure your WordPress website

There’s a lot of hype around WordPress security these days. Lots of people are getting carried away in the rush to secure their WordPress websites, installing every security plugin they can think of without really understanding what they do. At best, most of these plugins are lately unnecessary. And at [...]

Why WordPress makes a great choice for building your business website

In this guest post for Barn2 Media, Ness from MakeAwebsite explains why WordPress is such a popular choice for business websites.

WordPress is the content management system (CMS) of choice for many of the new websites being launched every day. Web usage statistics from various sources show that WordPress powers 15-17% [...]

10% off WordPress web design using RT-THEME 17

We’re offering a special discount on our WordPress web design services. Get 10% off the cost of a new website designed using the fantastic RT-17 WordPress theme.

RT-THEME 17 is our favourite WordPress website theme by miles. We’ve used it to design various websites including Parent Champion Community and All About [...]

The best responsive retina WordPress themes

Responsive design and images optimised for modern retina displays on iPhones and iPads are a great way to future-proof your website.

Most WordPress theme developers have spotted the craze for responsive design, and more and more themes are now mobile-responsive. There are far fewer WordPress retina themes that are also responsive. [...]

4 easy steps to protect your WordPress website against brute force attacks & hacking

This week the WordPress community is buzzing with news a wave of brute force attacks being targeted at WordPress websites.

Brute force attacks of this type are nothing new. They occur when automated botnets try to gain unauthorised access to a website through trial and error. It’s a numbers game – [...]

Best free live chat BuddyPress plugin for WordPress websites

Today I’ve been researching the best free live chat plugins for WordPress and BuddyPress. These are in great demand as BuddyPress allows web designers to transform a WordPress website into a full social networking site, but sadly doesn’t have built-in live chat or instant messaging features. Now people are used [...]