14 WordPress Security Plugins for a Clean Installation

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 18, 2013

in Wordpress

After first installing a new website running Wordpress there will be a number of tasks you want to handle. Securing the new installation is definitely a top priority. And thankfully there are tons of free plugins you can download right from the plugins administration page.

In this article I want to present 14 specific Wordpress plugins which are helpful when doing a clean install. Any new Wordpress-based website can benefit from a majority of these plugins. Additionally they are all free to download and the developers often update with version enhancements. You may not need every plugin but this is certainly an exhaustive list worth a quick peek.

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Restoring and Backing Up WordPress Databases

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 14, 2013

in Wordpress

It will require time and patience to work around your own Wordpress backups. And when an accident occurs you will be happy that you took the time for properly managing your data. However the process can be stressful, so you want to ensure that everything is properly saved and ready to go.

wordpress database backups website servers

In this article I want to share a few brief points about restoring your Wordpress install. But the whole procedure begins with a regular backup of your database and Wordpress files. It is definitely a bit more complicated if you are not familiar with working on a server. But if you managed to install Wordpress, I would like to think you could also backup and restore these files.

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Adding Custom Breadcrumbs into your WordPress Theme

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 31, 2013

in Wordpress

There are only a small handful of CMS libraries which offer support for breadcrumbs. This is a trail of links you'll notice above the body content which leads back to the various categories and top-tier pages related to your post. Also it displays the hierarchical formatting between parent pages and sub-pages.

featured image - website blog breadcrumbs navigation menu

In this article I want to offer a few different solutions for implementing breadcrumbs in Wordpress. The simplest method is to install a custom plugin which will automatically include these bits of HTML in your theme. Breadcrumbs are also easy to customize on your own, so it all depends on your comfort level when working within Wordpress. Along with these ideas I've included some related links you may skim and other helpful breadcrumb tutorials.

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