Securing WordPress Installation & Boosting WordPress Website Performance with Easy .htaccess Code Settings or hacks (Note: This are the setting – hacks that I deployed on my website too)

I am writing it down to help you secure your website & boost your WordPress website performance with this simple .htaccess hacks

 
Implement or copy pate this code in .htaccess in your root of WordPress installation to secure wp-include only files

# Block the include-only files.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^wp-admin/includes/ - [F,L]
RewriteRule !^wp-includes/ - [S=3]
# RewriteRule ^wp-includes/[^/]+\.php$ - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/js/tinymce/langs/.+\.php - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/theme-compat/ - [F,L]

 
Implement or copy pate this code in .htaccess in your root of WordPress installation to limit direct access to wp-comments-post to limit spamming

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How Odd Numbers are out & Even Numbers are in for Web Designer & Icon Designer or even for any designer

While I was designing Icon for my client I realise as it is true in website design as it is in Icon Design you can work in odd numbers,

 
When you have even numbers like 14px Square or 16px Square you can easily fit a round box inside it but in 15px Square Icon it’s really hard to manage…

 
Here is The example…

 
Odd Pixels with 15px by 15px

 
15pxicon

 
Even Numbers of Pixels:

 
10px by 10px, with 1px of rounded corners it fails to generate illusion of circular when viewed at actual size or at maximum size

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Updates about Online Social Networking Plugins Integration on Mandar Apte Website

 
I have removed all Social Network integration from my website as I found out that website was taking too much time to load & react to user’s interactions.

 
I have removed Shared button & Widgets of respective websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus from my website as this share plugins & widgets were utilising more bandwidth of my server taking more pressure on server’s processor threads & even found out my self that every webpage was taking 3 or more seconds to load which I don’t permit to happen with my website. (more…)

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Social Networking Integration in WordPress Websites A Review

I integrated Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus & Flickr widgets inside my WordPress websites for good of online networking & integration,

 
But later found out that widget mainly like Facebook widgets are throwing 404 errors multiple times that my website & mainly users are suffering from it. (more…)

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Useful Free Services for Web Designers

This is real useful service for Web Designers who is moving his or her server to new location or moving hosting service from one service provider to another.

 
Service’s Name is ‘Open DNS’

 
It’s related to DNS (Domain Name System)

 
As WikiPedia Explains what is DNS:

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities.

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Design Schools or Design Institutes in India

India’s Education System (mainly Mumbai University from where I belong) is based on 10 + 2 + 4 years of graduation program.

 
For applying to graduation program in Art you need to have following qualification, You must have 10 + 2 passed certified program that means you must pass Secondary School Certification (SSC) & then 2 years of Higher Secondary Certification (HSC) then only you can apply to Art Institutes like Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art & Sir J. J. School of Art for graduation in Art.
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Why we don’t do Pilot Projects or so called Free Mockup Designs? & Why Pilot Projects & Free Mockup design doesn’t work?

 
Few collection of thoughts from my experience of design freelancing & pursuing design processes & doing design oriented business for living for last more than 4 years.

 
When somebody asks for Mockup before starting any paid & finalised project,

 
Following situations can be seen & felt by designer

  • Client is unsure about prospect of project
  • Client has unpractical approach towards project
  • Client lack proper investment & money
  • Client is hesitant about future of project (more…)

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