Posts Tagged ‘how to’

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 WP-ADMIN

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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Awesomesauce: Turn Chrome Developer Tools into an IDE

UPDATE: As of Chrome 33, some of the items in this tutorial are out of date. By now, your installation of Google Chrome should have updated to version 28. With it, came the ability to edit and save code. Imagine, not having to bounce between an IDE (Sublime Text, Coda, Dreamweaver) and Chrome while developing…

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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 it’s (new) location. Here is a snippet of my .htaccess file. https://gist.github.com/gregrickaby/5619593  

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