Ironically, I recently had to do just this. I had to reset WordPress admin password on a backup copy of an archived website, for which I had long forgotten the password. Since it was not a live site but only a local copy (i.e., running on localhost), I could not do the email reset. However, the stored password is hashed, so how is this supposed to work?
Fortunately, WPBeginner filled in the missing pieces on doing a password reset on a WordPress site running only on localhost:
Do you want to reset WordPress admin password on localhost? In this tutorial we will show you how to easily reset WordPress admin password on localhost.
Spammers and hackers can cause all sorts of problems, so here is how to block visitors by their referrer using Apache.
The other day, I was investigating some 500 errors on a WordPress site. Even if you are not a webmaster, you might realize that 500 errors are never a good thing. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the errors were coming from different IP addresses, but they shared one of two common referrers. Continue reading “How To Block Web Traffic by Referrer in Apache”→
Some critical #WordPress #SecurityUpdates went out yesterday, so its best to update now.
The title pretty much says it all. According to WordPress.org article “WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release“, “This is a critical security release for all previous versions.” Details about the vulnerability were released shortly after the update went out, so there isn’t any time to waste.
WordPress has started doing automatic updates in the last couple of major releases, but I noticed one site had not yet updated. It would be a very good idea to go out and check all of your sites.
Tightening up on #WebsiteSecurity should be the next priority for your #WordPress site.
If your WordPress site has been up more than 2 hours, you’ve probably already collected a bunch of spam attempts. There are several tools out there to help you out with spammers and hackers, but few do better in protecting against the former category, IMO, than Anti-Spam by CleanTalk. Straight up, it is not free, but they have a short demo period that will likely impress you. On top of that, it is only $8.00 per year. Continue reading “Tighten Security to Finish WordPress Site Migration”→
So many options! #CreateADigitalOceanDroplet without a lot of fuss for #WordPress.
Creating a WordPress droplet on Digital Ocean is not hard. In fact, it is downright easy. That is, the actual creation of it is. Deciding how to create it took me longer than actually doing it, as I found myself creating it, messing up, destroying it, recreating it, and so on. Once out the door, however, it wasn’t all that difficult. Continue reading “Creating a WordPress Droplet on DigitalOcean”→
Before you move, evaluate why you should so you avoid making a costly mistake.
As a business grows and/or its needs change, it isn’t unusual to begin to ponder changing hosting companies and/or even the topology of the arrangement. However, nothing comes without drawbacks, and it is useful, and less costly, to ponder those before making a decision. Continue reading “Before Moving WordPress to a Droplet”→