WORDPRESS


WORDPRESS

I have been playing around with basic web development for years. I started out with html pages. There is a lot you can do with html. You can link, put images, run scripts, create forms, run interactive graphics ergo applets and such but sooner or later you will hit the wall… The traffic wall… so much traffic that you will have to optimize or so much traffic that your site will begin to slow down or your images will be so dense that it will slow your site to a crawl.

At that point, you may try something like a photoshop website. If you have the money to pay some webdesigner to make such a site then by all means go for it but in my experience limited though it is… Its just not worth it unless what you are doing is for fun or is already profitable and you just like to bleed cash.

I tried cgi based websites and flatfile database websites and all of those just came to a crawl. Most of my problem was just due to traffic restrictions from hosting providers and not to mention changes in the internet.

In any case, I kept hunting. Finally I came across wordpress. Believe you me it was garbage but overtime… I came to see the benefits…

1. It was built on a database with reasonably quick response times… I was into graphics heavy stuff back then…
2. If something did go wrong… you had enough tools to figure out what happened.
3. Then as now there are lots and lots of plugins so you could have whatever feature you want
4. You could make your website look like a blog, an ecommerce site or a forum… and with enough money anything else in between
5. It continued to be developed…

Now what are the drawbacks…
1. Its built on a database so anyone with half a brain could figure out how to hack it…
2. If it could go wrong sometimes it just did
3. Yes there are a lot of plugins but there are compatibility issues and they don’t all play nice with each other… sometimes plugins will bring your website down…
4. Sure you could make your website look like anything but sometimes you had to fight the plugins and the code and I mean fight…
5. Yes it is in constant development which means that yes its being improved which effectively means it can improve itself right out of being able to work with your plugin and setup… which means with each new update your website could crash…

How do you work around these issues…
1. restrict access
RESTRICT ACCESS TO WORDPRESS FILES
WORDPRESS SECURITY TIPS
WORDPRESS SECURITY AUDIT LOG

2. use reliable tools
WORDPRESS DATABASE REMOTE ACCESS
WORDPRESS FTP REMOTE ACCESS
WORDPRESS SSH ACCESS
WORDPRESS COMMANDLINE ACCESS

3. restrict your plugins and get a testbed
HOW TO STOP WORDPRESS UPDATES
HOW TO DOWNGRADE WORDPRESS UPDATES
WORDPRESS TESTING SITE — STAGING SITE
BACKUP WORDPRESS SITE
FIX WORDPRESS PHP UPDATE ISSUES

4.GET A PROFESSIONAL WORDPRESS DEVELOPER WHEN YOU ARE BACKED INTO A CORNER

5. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS CONSULT YOUR LOCAL WORDPRESS SUPPORT GROUP!!!

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