Wow, i didn’t fully believe this title when i first read it:
Email with a non-English Subject like:
The part between
?= is a base64-encoded string.
Put it in a file.
base64 -d file
P.S. to encode something, put the regular English text into a file. Then base64 text.file > encoded.file
- Make your .htaccess file unwriteable.
- From File Manager edit it’s Permissions. Take away “write” permissions for it. Or from SSH, run `chmod a-w .htaccess`
- Password protect your /wp-admin/ folder.
- cPanel -> Password Protect Directories -> click /wp-admin/ and give it a name and Save. Then add a user and password.
- Yes, it’s kind of pain to have to type in 2 usernames and passwords every time you want to login BUT it’s worth it!!! It only takes 5 extra seconds.
P.S. for more tips, see http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
People ask me this almost everyday(how to make my website faster) so i thought i’d write it up finally:
- Get a report on what parts of your home page need to be speeded up:
- WebPageTest.org – http://www.webpagetest.org/
- PageSpeed Insights – https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights
- then run the test again on other major pages of your site
- Before you upload images to your website, compress ALL of them with a lossless compressor — any photo editing program can do that — or use Smush.it — http://www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/
- If your site’s pages are programmed in PHP or some programming language — see if there’s a “cache” or “caching” Plugin/Addon for your site that prebuilds the pages — it will speed things up a lot. For example, for WordPress, i recommend
- W3 Total Cache – http://www.w3-edge.com/wordpress-plugins/w3-total-cache/
- Use a CDN!!! (a Content Delivery Network) It will further speed things up!
- See a list @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network#Notable_content_delivery_service_providers — scroll up for info on what a CDN is!
- My favorite is Cloudflare! https://www.cloudflare.com/
P.S. How does a CDN help websites viewed from mobile phone networks? See part of the picture at http://www.webperformancetoday.com/2013/05/09/case-study-cdn-content-delivery-network-mobile-3g/
I keep on hearing the rumor being repeated that meta keywords do something to help your site show up higher in Google or Bing or any of the SE’s(serch engines).
It’s not true! Check out these sources going back to 2001 for multiple witnesses of this fact:
- Website builders such as Weebly & (many others unfortunately) that give you a box to fill in “Meta keywords” or “keywords” are worthless and a sign that they are at least partially ignorant when it comes to SEO! I’m not judging a complete program by saying this — just that it’s a waste of time to take even 1 second to type in anything on the prehistoric “meta keywords” box! Leave it blank!
- Website builders that ask for “meta description” are smart. It’s a short phrase that describes the page. Some SE’s(search engines) will use it for the description that is shown under the link in SERP’s(search engine results pages).
- Any SEO company that ever asks you for “meta keywords” can NOT be TRUSTED! How can you trust them if they’re giving you seriously out-of-date information??!!!
So you’ve got your new site up and going? Cool!
Now, if you want people to find you via a search, then you have to get indexed by the 2 big search engines — Google.com & Bing.com.
Google is the #1 search engine and Bing is the #2. Neither of them will know about you until you tell them.
To do that, submit your site to them for free with these links:
Then a few weeks after you do that, you’ll show up in their results!
*You can check on it by searching for “site:YOURDOMAIN.NAME” at Google.
For example, for my site it is “site:downtownweb.com” like this.
Pretty cool, eh?
Stay tuned for more tips!
I’m looking forward to tackling either Cascade Mountain’s south summit, or going from the Big Springs trailhead in the South Fork of Provo Canyon up and over the saddle below Cascade and down into Rock Canyon to it’s trailhead parking lot!
Hoping to do 1 of the 2 either this Saturday or next Monday! aw yeah!!!
P.S. Thanks to a coworker for showing me this — i’m going to share it with all the students that i help!
I’m really looking forward to making the cross-lake trek this Saturday! I heard about it a few years ago and missed a narrow window of opportunity last year.
So yeah for freezing temperatures the first week o’ 2013!!! Happy New Year y’all!
Check out this most excellent trip log from a neighbor up north:
One of the students i’m helping found this excellent slideshow/tutorial:
IP Routing Tutorial -> http://www.slideshare.net/sfouant/ip-routing-tutorial-2495478