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Integrating New User Approve WP Plugin with WooCommerce

I originally wrote this guide to work with the WP Approve User plugin, however it appears to not be well maintained any longer, so this is a similar guide for the “New User Approve” plugin instead. When building an ecommerce website with wholesale functions, there were two key modifications that needed to be completed to…

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Websavers is making friends – Partnerships Galore!

We’ve been working on some exciting news for the past couple of months, and we’re finally able to make the announcement. This all comes from the fact that we’re regularly asked what our preferred plugins for WordPress are, what we recommend for speed, security, optimization, and even page building. There’s a ton of options out…

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What is SPF / Sender Policy Framework?

SPF records are used to prevent spammers from trying to make it look like their spam comes from your email address. While SPF records don’t guarantee prevention of forged addresses, they do a lot to help prevent it. Spammers commonly use sender forgery to try and trick their recipients into reading their SPAM emails. SPF works by publishing a list of…

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January 2017 WordPress Botnet Bruteforce Attacks

Although we haven’t seen any major reporting on it yet, as of 2017 our servers have detected a massive botnet attacking WordPress installations in an attempt to exploit weak passwords. Our typical firewall rules are configured to allow at most 15 login attempts prior to immediately blocking the IP at the network level. This works…

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How to disable your website in Plesk

This article will describe how to disable your website so it is not visible to anyone attempting to access it. You only should proceed with these steps in extreme cases, such as if your website is hacked and acting maliciously. Begin by logging in to Plesk Once in Plesk, choose “Websites & Domains” from the…

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What is “WordPress Optimized” hosting?

A lot of people are using WordPress to power their blogs, websites, and web projects of all types these days. As a result, it’s no wonder that companies are out there targeting WordPress Hosting as a service. A lot of companies do a really good job of marketing to WordPress users, and provide impressive metrics…

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Election 2016 – Is it safe to come out yet?

First off, I need to clarify: We’re not a political organization. As individual people we do, of course, have our political leanings, but as a company we don’t take any position or side. We’re inclusive and welcoming of all legally protected speech and content. So, Election 2016 is behind us. It’s been a bit now, and…

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Free backlinks for qualifying website owners

FREE BACKLINKS LIMITED TIME OFFER! Up for offer is FREE backlinks from high quality websites for anyone that hosts with us. Requirements: Your site/content must be approved by us, so please do not get writing until you know we’ll accept your content! You must be an existing hosting customer of Websavers or sign up for a…

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