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Password Picking Tips

The important key thing to remember about any password is to keep it easy to remember, but hard to guess.  It might be overlooked by some, but having a good password can mean a lot when it comes to web site security.  Hackers can often guess your password if it is a person, place or thing in the dictionary – even with trailing numbers or letters.

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10 Best AdSense WordPress Plugins

Are your web site advertisements not performing like they should?  Would you like to have more control over your Google AdSense ads and how they are displayed in your WordPress powered web site?  I have searched the Web for the ten best Google AdSense related plugins.  We have plugins here that will help you manage your ads better, put them in better places, offer other adverting opportunities and much more.

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Website Maintenance Routine

When and how do you perform maintenance on your own web site?  Some people do it every once in a while, and many do not do it at all. Today, I am going to share with you my own web site maintenance routine, and hopefully a few of my ways of doing things might rub off on you.

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WordPress Importer

Importing WordPress PostsNeed to quickly import posts from a WordPress backup? The WordPress Importer plugin for WordPress will get the job done.  This plugin, developed by WordPress themselves, makes it easy to import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from the WordPress export file.

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Where Should You Focus Website Optimization?

We are all always looking for ways to make our websites better and if you are using Google Analytics to track what visitors are doing on your website, then you have all the tools you need to learn more about what your visitors are doing.  The landing page section in Google Analytics will let you know which pages are being landed on the most.  It only makes sense to optimize these first – since they get more eyeballs than other parts of your website.

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How to Increase php.ini Upload Limit

Got another quick php.ini tutorial to share with you today. It is really easy to use a php.ini file to increase your PHP upload limit.  Lots of scripts ask you to do this so that you can upload larger files. By default, the server and PHP limit you on how much content you can upload at once.  By tweaking this setting though, you can bump it up some.

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How to Create a php.ini File

When you are working on a website, a php.ini file can be used for a lot of neat things.  More times than not, it is used to increase your upload limit. Are you in the need for a php.ini file, but your web hosting account is lacking one? You can create your own and upload it to the right spot after following a few simple steps.

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FTP Basics

How to FTPIf you want to be able to work with your website on a server, you have to learn the basics of FTP.  So, let us start with the basics.  FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. To simplify it, it is the protocol which allows files to be transferred across the Web. Using a special program called an FTP client, you can gain access to the files (documents, files and more) that are on your hosting account. You can also edit file permissions, upload and download content too.

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Full Screen Editing in WordPress

Full Screen Simple EditorThe new full screen editing mode that comes with WordPress 3.2 is really outstanding.  While, I don’t know if it will make me drop using Windows Live Writer when posting from my desktop, I do have to say the clean design and interface is a lot more inviting than the default post editor WordPress presents you. 

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