5 Simple .htaccess Tips to Tighten Your Site’s Security

The .htaccess (short for “Hypertext Access”) file in your site’s directory is a configuration file you can use to override the settings on your web server. With the right commands, you can enable/disable extra functionality and features to protect your site from spammers, hackers and other threats.

Some of these features include basic redirects, locking outside access to particular files, or more advanced functions such as content password protection or preventing image hotlinking.

In this post, we’ll look at a few simple changes you can make to your .htaccess file to boost the security of your site.

Editing .htaccess

Security

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How To Go Horizontal With Your WordPress Content

It’s a curious thing but whilst WordPress themes largely continue to revolve around the tried and trusted methods of delivering content and a reading experience, it’s the app makers that are pushing the boundaries.

Horizontal scrolling as an approach is pretty much shunned by WordPress theme developers, and yet is being embraced as a storytelling technique particularly on tablets.

So, let’s take a leaf out of the tablet and look at how to bring horizontal scrolling content to your WordPress content.

Screenshots from a tablet with sample horizontal content

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10 Top Quality Plugins for Creating Custom WordPress Forms

A good-looking form gives your site a professional appearance, and also and helps streamline your online communication. A contact form is a great way to offer your readers the ability to get in touch, without giving out your email address.

While most WordPress themes come with built-in contact forms, it’s often better to create your own with a plugin. Creating your own allows you to tailor the look and feel you want for your site, add any extra fields – really, just have total control over your forms.

FormCraft

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How To Manage The Content In Your WordPress Multisite Media Empire

If you publish more than one WordPress site then the chances are that you’re using the world’s favorite CMS in multisite mode.

You’re already reaping the benefits of easier management and reduced exposure to downtime from centralizing your codebase, your plugins and your themes. Your users love that they can use a single set of credentials to log into all the sites in your network.

So, why are you still letting authors create content across your network? Why haven’t you centralized that process? Why haven’t you created your very own Content Hub?

A diagram of a site network

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Thank You for Sharing Your Video Testimonials! Entries Are Now Closed

Wow, you guys, you’ve really blown us away!

We received an overwhelming number of video testimonials from members. They made us smile, they made us laugh. It was awesome to see how our plugins and support have helped so many people create their own website, not to mention how we’ve helped many of you make a living with WordPress.

Due to all the videos we’ve received, we need more time to watch them all and decide who will receive prizes. So, we’ll be announcing winners next Tuesday, July 1. Stay tuned, we may have other surprises in store!

Thank you

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How to Remove the Login Shake Effect From WordPress

If you’ve ever forgotten the password for your WordPress site, then you know the login box shakes.

I don’t really mind it at all, though for sites that have a custom login page, the shake effect might not suit the tone of the company.

Plus, the shake and the red error box are more than enough to get across to a user that they have the wrong login credentials.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how to quickly remove the shake effect.

Login form

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