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5 things all WordPress plugin developers should be doing

Today, I’m going to document 5 things that I think WordPress plugin developers should be doing, if they’re not already.

And there may be some controversial choices here, particularly for those who develop premium plugins. One of the most popular plugins, for example, fails every single one of these.

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Can’t change your WordPress admin email? Try this…

If you want to change your administrator email in WordPress then it won’t update until it’s been confirmed by an email sent to the current email address. If there’s an issue with it (email no longer exists or there’s an issue receiving emails for whatever reason) then how do you do it?

The email address is held on your site’s database but unless you know what you’re doing, this may not be something you’re either able or willing to do. Thankfully, there’s an easier way.

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WordPress

WordPress security is really not that complex

A recent discussion on Reddit left me amazed by the lengths that people will go through to try and secure their WordPress site. In this case, renaming their login page to random strings of numbers to prevent bots from trying to crack user passwords.

When this didn’t work, they turned to plugins to lock accounts where multiple, failed attempts at the password have been attempted.

But the answer is a lot, lot simpler.

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Development How To WordPress

Verify your WordPress website on Mastodon

If you’re using Mastodon, then it’s possible to verify your website links in your profile. When done, you’ll see something like this…

The green background and tick shows it’s been verified as belonging to you.

Here’s how you do it..

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Development WordPress

Using Telegram? You can now subscribe to updates from this blog!

Yes, Telegram users, you can now get updates about this blog directly in your messenger service.

And all you need to do is follow follow this channel. Nothing more involved and you’ll get cool updates whenever I post here.

If you’re interested in adding this to your own WordPress site, then there’s a great tutorial here.

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