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Set up localhost on VirtualBox

My local stack includes MAMP, VirtualBox and ModernIE. ModernIE is great for cross-browser testing, but you have configure your “hosts” file. Here are the steps to get localhost working through VirtualBox:

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Lock down the WordPress Dashboard

Because of the recent increase in attacks on WordPress, we were recently chatting about locking down /wp-admin and wp-login.php. We discussed the Limit Login Attempts plugin, which works really well. If a user fails to login after a certain amount of attempts, they are blacklisted for a period of time.

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301 Redirects with .htaccess

After I dumped my database and blew up my site, I wanted to resurrect my most popular content. I needed to setup 301 redirects so both users and Google could find my (old) content in its (new) location.

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