About Posts vs. Pages in WordPress

Posts vs. Pages in WordPress
Posts vs. Pages in WordPress

In WordPress, posts are on pages, but pages aren’t necessarily posts only. Huh?

Pages are like posts, but they aren’t included in the chronology of the rest of your blog posts.

What that means, is that pages can be static (never change) and aren’t dated or time-stamped like your blog posts.

Pages are great for “About Me” pages or contact forms. You can add or delete pages by clicking on Pages in the left navigation. This opens the Edit Pages pane.

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Be Aware of Top 3 Online Threats

1. Injection.

It’s not uncommon for web applications to have injection flaws, especially SQL injection flaws. A hacker who finds one will send malicious data as part of a command or query. The attacker’s message tricks the app into changing data or executing a command it was not designed to obey.

keeping you and your customers safe from hackers and other online threats.
keeping you and your customers safe from hackers and other online threats.

Malicious users can exploit injection flaws if a site isn’t configured to validate input. Attackers might attempt to trick websites into providing unauthorized data, prevent specific site functions, or locate other vulnerabilities to exploit. SQL injection attacks are the most common, which execute SQL queries entered in a text form.

2. Cross-site Scripting.

Cross-site Scripting flaws occur whenever an application sends user-supplied data to a web browser without validating it first. Hackers use these flaws to hijack users away from the site or deface it, thereby costing the site owner in lost business.

3. Insecure Direct Object References.

Applications that lack checks to verify a user is authorized to view particular content can be manipulated to access private data.

Other threats

  • Broken Authentication Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF).
  • Security Misconfiguration.
  • Insecure Cryptographic Storage.
  • Insecure Cryptographic Storage.
  • Insufficient Transport Layer Protection.
  • Invalidated Redirects & Forwards.

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About Registry, Registrar and Registrant

There are three different roles that participate in the domain name registration process: The registry, registrar, and registrant. The following information breaks down each role and how they work with one another:

 

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Registry: A domain name registry is an organization that manages top-level domain names. They create domain name extensions, set the rules for that domain name, and work with registrars to sell domain names to the public. For example, ICANN manages the registration of .com domain names and their domain name system (DNS). To learn more about DNS, see What is DNS?

Registrar: The registrar is an accredited organization, like LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services -, that sells domain names to the public. Some have the ability to sell top-level domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, and .org or country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) such as .us, .ca, and .eu.

Registrant: A registrant is the person or company who registers a domain name. Registrants can manage their domain name’s settings through their registrar. When changes are made to the domain, their registrar will send the information to the registry to be updated and saved in the registry’s database. When you register a domain name, you become a registrant!

Building a business website easily with wordpress hosting and quick shopping cart

If you are a newbie for online business and creating an online store is a difficult task for you. You maybe think that that it is very difficult for you to do it… In fact, you can do it yourself easily with simple solutions. We understand this and we have solutions for it to help small business owners to create an online store and manage it by themselves simply with the following products

BUILDING A BUSINESS WEBSITE EASILY WITH WORDPRESS HOSTING AND QUICK SHOPPING CART
BUILDING A BUSINESS WEBSITE EASILY WITH WORDPRESS HOSTING AND QUICK SHOPPING CART

1- Using WordPress Hosting or online Website Builder to create a professional website. It is very easy to do it, if you can type and click, you can do it!

– With WordPress hosting: You create your own dynamic site. We manage your setup, backups and security.
We do all this:
Automatic account setup
Automatic WordPress core updates
Nightly backups w/ 1-click restore
DDoS protection & site monitoring
Optimized WordPress servers
So you can simply do this:
Build your awe-inspiring website

– With Website Builder: It’s easy! For any skill level, we take the hassle out of building a website. Just pick your design, add your text, drag and drop any image you want and that’s it! You’re ready to publish.

2 – Connecting your website with Quick Shopping Cart
After building your website with WordPress Hosting or online Website Builder, if you would like to sell products, services online, our Quick Shopping Cart is a right tool for your website.

With Quick Shopping Cart, you have everything you need to open your own online store. You don’t need technical skills to build a successful Web store. Quick Shopping Cart makes it easy to create an eye-catching store that accepts credit cards, integrates with Google® and eBay® and offers multiple shipping options – all with no set-up fees!

3- Promote your website with Search Engine Visibility
Building your own website, connecting it with Quick Shopping Cart, you are ready to sell your products online. The next steps, you need drive visitors to your website and turn them to be your customers. As you know, for the new website, the main visitors to your website will be from search engines such as: Google, Yahoo, Bing…. So to make your website to be friendly with search engines are very important works.

What is Search Engine Visibility?

Search Engine Visibility is our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tool that helps you improve your site’s search engine ranking, drive traffic to your site, and get your business found easily from all the major search engines, including Bing®, Google®, Yahoo!® and many more.

You don’t need to be an expert to get started using Search Engine Visibility SEO services. If you can point, click and type, you can get great results. In fact, even the most discerning search engine gurus appreciate the easy-to-use SEO tools for generating keywords and identifying the top 10 SEO website issues.

So What are you waiting for? Do it yourself today and start making money online easily. You can do it!

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Password and basic security precautions

NOTE: No password is 100% secure. You still must take basic security precautions such as not sharing your password with others, changing it frequently and changing it immediately if you believe it may have been compromised.

A password is your first and last line of defense in computer security. Typically people choose bad passwords because they are easy to remember. However, you wouldn’t leave the door to your home unlocked because it is too much of a hassle to unlock it before you open the door, would you? A weak password is the same thing.

Using words that appear in a dictionary, in any language, make cracking your password that much easier. Adding numbers to dictionary words doesn’t increase the password’s strength at all if it is based on a dictionary word. Even with character replacements like capital letters and non-alphanumeric symbols, you’re not getting a stronger password.

A true strong password should consist of 8 or more characters and be part of a “passphrase”. A passphrase consists of a phrase that has special meaning to you, therefore making it easier to remember. For example:

Mickey Mouse for President. It would be awesome!

One simple approach to create a better password is to take the first letter of each word in your passphrase, giving you:

mmfpiwba

That looks seemingly random, and it’s a fairly hard password to crack. But why not make it harder by using the punctuation from the sentence?

mmfp.iwba!

Now that is a much harder password to crack. Why stop there, though? Let’s make it even stronger by capitalizing some letters and adding numbers.

MM4P.Iwba!

Now you have truly difficult password to crack; but is still fairly easy to remember. To make it even stronger, you can salt it with non-alphanumeric character replacements for greater difficulty. For example, replacing an “a” with a “@” leaving you with:

MM4P.Iwb@!

NOTE: Our shared hosting accounts do not allow the following symbols to be used in the password (second symbol is a space):

? ^'”:\&><~;`*)(_-=+|[]{}.,/

The following symbols are acceptable:

!@#%$

Do’s and Do Not’s of Password Security:

Do:

  • Combine letters, symbols, and numbers that are easy for you to remember and hard for someone else to guess.
  • Create pronounceable passwords (even if they are not words) that are easier to remember, reducing the temptation to write down your password.
  • Try using the initial letters of a phrase you love, especially if a number or special character is included.
  • Take two familiar things, and then wrap them around a number or special character. Alternatively, change the spelling to include a special character.

Do not:

  • Use personal information such as derivatives of your user ID, names of family members, maiden names, cars, license plates, telephone numbers, pets, birthdays, social security numbers, addresses, or hobbies.
  • Use any word in any language spelled forward or backward.
  • Tie passwords to the month. For example, don’t use “Mayday” in May.
  • Create new passwords that are substantially similar to ones you’ve previously used.

About Malware in your server

Keep your site clean and secure. Every time shoppers place an order, they’re trusting you to keep them safe from hackers who steal information or spread spyware and viruses.

Malware is short for malicious software. It’s a catch-all term that describes harmful applications or other malicious code such as adware, spyware, trojan horses, worms or viruses.

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Malware comes in many forms, from an unwanted ad reappearing on your site to an executable file that infects visitors who click on it. Telltale signs that your site is infected can include unexplained ads, links or pop-ups, but some malware can have no noticeable effects at all.

Your best defenses against malware are staying current with third-party application patches and using strong server passwords. When checking for the presence of malware, be sure to check the code residing on your server and not your backup files. Always use a virtual machine for verification to avoid infecting your own computer.

We cannot assist you with removing malware from your server. Consider taking your site down immediately to prevent infecting visitors, and take action quickly to identify/remove it.

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SiteLock protects your web investment, keeping you and your customers safe from hackers and other online threats.

Slow Website Speed Problems – Why?

Knowing how to improve your website’s performance is important. We use tools like P3 Profiler, Yslow, Pagespeed, and WebPageTest.org to diagnose poor Web page performance. For more information on using tools to determine site slowness, see Website speed tests

It’s quite possible that your website is slow because of one of the five issues below. Check them out, and see how they relate to your site.

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  1. Page Size — The bigger your page, the longer it takes to download, especially over slower connections.Big images are probably the number one cause of slow loading pages. Most image creation software has image compression options. There are also online tools, such as Smushit by Yahoo®! that can help you compress large images. You should make sure that each image on your website is optimized for the Web. Also, resize images to fit the width and height you want them to display on your page. We often see people upload giant 2000-plus pixels-wide images they snapped with their digital cameras and then use the width and height parameters to shrink them, like this width="500"height="300". Don’t do that. If you say width=”500″ height=”300″ in your img tag, the image should be optimized and 500×300 pixels.
  2. Time to First Byte — An increased time to 1st byte means there are too many SQL queries or non optimized SQL queries. This can also include server-side calls to third-party API. If you’re running WordPress, get the WordPress Plugin P3 Profiler to discover what plugins are running what queries and how long each one takes.If you’re a WordPress user, there are a number of plugins you can check out. We’ve seen caching plugins affect performance both positively and negatively on customer sites and it’s largely dependent upon the traffic, and how dynamic the site is. Popular choices for WordPress are WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, Batcache and Tribe Object Cache. These plugins offer various page, database and browser cache features. Try each one out (one at a time, not all at once) and see what works best for you.
  3. Total Objects and Third-Party Objects — Too many objects on your page will require visitors’ browsers to perform the request and receive pattern too many times and slow down your page. Try combining JavaScript and CSS. Use sprites for your images. You could use mod_pagespeed to help automate this for your site. For more information, see Which mod_pagespeed functions do you support? Also be wary of how many third-party domains you’re using. Too many social buttons cause problems. If you use WordPress, you might want to check out the WordPress plugin Lazy Social Buttons.
  4. Cached Objects — You want browsers caching your site. You need to instruct the Web server to enable expires headers on your static objects. This tells browsers to cache the site. This is not currently enabled by default on our Windows hosting plans, but is available for Linux plans. For more information, see Enabling mod_expires with Your Hosting Account.
  5. Text Compression — If you don’t have text compression turned on, your page is going to be slow. We turn this on by default on our Web Hosting plans, so your if your page is suffering from this, it’s either because of third-party objects, or it somehow got disabled on your hosting account. See Enabling mod_deflate with Your Hosting Account for more information

Selecting Linux or Windows?

Web hosting is one of the most popular solutions because it offers plenty of flexibility, can scale to your business’s needs, and is reliable. It works by sharing space with others on multiple servers.

With Web hosting, you can upload a website you created somewhere else or that someone created for you. It offers more flexibility than site builders, but requires more experience.

Most hosting companies offer two different Web hosting “platforms:”

  • Linux uses the PHP programming language with MySQL databases.
  • Windows uses the ASP programming language with SQL Server databases.

Because these are not related to your computer, you don’t need to choose Windows if you use a Windows PC. If you’re not sure which one to choose, it’s OK; we’ll help you decide. For more information

If you’ve already decided you need a hosting account, you might get slipped up when you get asked, “Linux or Windows?” Fortunately, there isn’t a big difference between them and either type of account works for most customers.

To make sure you do get the right type of account, though, you should choose the type of hosting account you want based on how you’re building your site.

Development Tool Linux Windows
WordPress® or other Web apps
Dreamweaver or other WYSIWYG apps
PHP, MySQL, CGI, Python, or Perl
ASP, ASP.NET, MS SQL
I have no idea what any of this means

It’s important to note that these are just our recommendations. Windows accounts will actually support most of these development tools, but we prefer Linux accounts.

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Domain Forwarding and Masking
Direct any domain name you own to your website — anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website.
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Domain Locking
Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your nameservers.
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Manage your domain nameserver (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location — all from one control panel.
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Assign your domain name to someone else or change the contacts for your domain online anytime. Requires a fee for domains.
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Monitor the status of your domain and get instant alerts if there’s been a change.
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No need to watch expiration dates to make sure you renew on time! Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

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