5 Best Cross-Platform Code Editors for Web Developers

Code editors are probably the most important tools of web developers. Finding one that best fits your workflow and goals, and has all the features you need can save you a lot of time and significantly improve your code quality. In this article, I will show you the five best cross-platform code editors for web developers. All of them run on the three major operating systems, Windows, Linux, and OS X. The features you will need mainly depend on your working style, current coding knowledge, and the kind of...

How to Change the WordPress Database Prefix to Improve Security

WordPress is a dynamic content management system that stores your website’s content – posts, pages, themes, and plugins – in a database. And since the database contains important information (such as your login credentials), it’s no surprise that it is a popular hacker target. Hackers develop SQL injections, automated scripts, and other malicious code to attack various databases, break into websites, or publish spam comments. For this reason, it’s very important that you protect...

14 Best .htaccess Snippets for WordPress

A .htaccess file is a distributed Apache server configuration file in which you can give commands to your server about how to serve your website. It can be used for many different kinds of configuration, such as security settings, directory protection, pretty permalinks, redirecting and rewriting URLs, and others. The main .htaccess file can be found in your root directory, inside the public_html folder on live servers. However, it's possible to set up a .htaccess file inside other directories...

8 Best Security Plugins for WordPress

Being the most popular content management system in the world, WordPress is also one of the favorite targets of hackers. Therefore, using a reliable security plugin on your WordPress site is literally the most important site management tasks you need to perform. Experts usually recommend making security plugin installation top priority whenever you start a new WordPress site. Most attacks targeting WordPress are not against a particular website but intend to exploit common vulnerabilities....
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How to Create a CSS Grid Step-by-Step

The CSS Grid Layout Module has quickly got traction among front-end developers. It's a new web standard that allows us to create two-dimensional layouts with pure CSS. Imagine a grid system similar to Bootstrap or Foundation, that makes it possible to lay out web pages without using additional libraries or external grid systems. With the CSS Grid, we can lay out elements on the page along two axes—horizontally and vertically. In this article, we'll look into how to create a CSS Grid step-by-step....

Building Your First Slack Bot

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a simple Slack bot using Express and Node.js, which will communicate with the Slack API. We will use a simple example where we send a score to our Node.js application, and provide another endpoint for retrieving the pushed score. Let’s get started… Getting Started ... Make sure that you have Node.js and NPM installed on your machine, if not, visit the Node.js website to install the latest version. Let’s start by creating a folder for our app....

7 Common Ways Sites Get Compromised

Waking up to find out that your site has been defaced is as awkward as it is possible to feel. Waking up to find out that your users’ information has been stolen and their credit cards used by third parties is a liability, and a nightmare. Sweet dreams now, everyone! For website owners and others who might not know how to harden their own servers against attack, it seems like a nightmare they can’t do much about. Well, I have good news: if you have a simple static site on a host that even kind of knows what they’re...

5 Reasons You Need Explainer Videos on Your WordPress Site

Have you ever thought about buying something and immediately headed over to YouTube to see how it was supposed to be used? A lot of the time, the copy on your landing page isn’t enough to highlight the main use case scenario and the important features your product has to offer. This is where explainer videos come in. Typically, they’re short videos that are designed to help you introduce your product, explain how it works, and advertise its standout features. Explainer videos make for excellent marketing...
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