Custom WordPress Login Screen

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The WordPress admin login page is very easy to customize. With the code below, you can add your own CSS to the login page and make it look however you like. Check out the new Pro Blog Design login to see it in action.

Best of all, your customizations are all done in your theme files, so the changes will stay when you upgrade WordPress.

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How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget

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Even if there’s a lot of quality WordPress widgets available, sometimes none exactly fits what you need. In that case, you’ll have to create your very own widget. It may sound difficult at first, but it is not if you have a little programming experience.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to write a simple widget to allow your readers to share your posts on their Twitter accounts.

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10 Things to do After Installing WordPress

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The WordPress 5-minute install is great, nothing complicated about getting your blog up and running (most of the time). But once you install WordPress there are a number of other steps that you need to take in order to get the most from your blog.

Use the following as a to-do checklist for your future installations and you’ll keep yourself right.

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11 Best Ways to Improve WordPress Security

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“Why should I care about WordPress security?”

That is the question I usually get when I start talking about how to install WordPress securely. Believe it or not, many people think the chance of a hacker — or precisely, cracker or web site intruder — getting into their blog and causing havoc is slim to none.

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55 Premium WordPress Themes to Blow Your Mind

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About a year ago, premium WordPress themes started appearing on the market. At the time, that meant themes that were a cut above the rest. But now it just means a theme with a price tag latched onto it.

There are still great premium themes out there, and well worth paying the money for. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot that aren’t worth paying the money for now.

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Which Ad Manager Plugin Makes Managing Ads Easiest?

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As bloggers, we have to spend a lot of time writing.

We also have to spend a lot of time moderating comments, following other blogs, reading emails, upgrading plugins and for some, finding advertisers.

So who wants to waste more time on setting up those ads?

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The Perfect Hands-Free Database Backup

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Most of us are quite lax when it comes to making regular backups of our database. It’s too much hassle, and “what are the chances it will happen to me?”

But what if your backup system happened automatically everyday, stored the backup securely on another server, and you never had to look near it?

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