3 WordPress Tips

WordPress iconHey everyone – just a quick post as I’m up to my eyeballs in Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers these past weeks (more on this in a future post). But I did want to throw a couple things out there!

WordPress Security

I want to remind everyone of the importance of a secure username and dependable website security. My website has been assaulted by a worrisome number of attempted hacks over the past month – nearly one every day – and nearly all of them from IP addresses based in Ukraine. These people try to login using every imaginable combo of my name/website url, although nearly every horrid hit-hacker begins an attack by trying the username “admin.” I use the free version of the WordPress plugin Wordfence Security, but am now considering upgrading to the paid service. I talked about that plugin and other website essentials in this post. if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Consider yourselves WARNED!

Custom WordPress Dashboard

My friend and WordPress consultant Barb Drozdowich of Bakerview Consulting recently put together a series of podcasts about WordPress. One of them demonstrates how to customize your dashboard – something I never knew you could do. (See? What do I know?) I watched it and immediately made some changes.

Pop-Up Plugin Extraordinaire


My friend and guest poster Ben Wallace created the best pop-up as a call-to-action to subscribe EVER. He recently took it down, but it was hilarious and perfect and although pop-ups annoy some visitors, I went to Ben’s site multiple times just to see his appear. Ben used the plugin Optin Revolution. I plan to install it one of these days, you just watch.

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