How to reset your password in WordPress This may also work for other systems...

The Kye Bay Community website was developed with WordPress. The site has information and posts that are available to the public at large, and also has a membership component that is protected with a login dialog. Members can access a private message board and protected blog posts, i.e. information that is of particular interest to the Kye Bay community (residents and owners).

Please note, the following steps only work if you are a registered user at a WordPress site. You cannot reset a password for a username or email address  that doesn’t exist.

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Infrastructure of a website Mom, where do websites come from?

Before you can publish a website on the Internet, you need to set up some things. The following illustrates the structure of a website that uses a registered domain name.

Domain names are unique
and cannot be duplicated.
They are a business asset
and can be bought and sold.
You cannot register a name
that belongs to a registered trademark.

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How do you manage your passwords? Improve your password hygiene...

Locks on a fence
The biggest argument I hear from friends and clients when we talk about creating secure passwords is that they can’t remember them. So they stick to one or two stand-by words for all of their logins. That argument makes me cringe.

By now you know about computer viruses and malware and that they are relentlessly out there trying to get into our computer, device, website. Nobody is spared. In a previous post I explained about roving programs (often called bots) that are constantly (365/24/7) trying to get past the security setup of any online installation (or server), be it small or large, banks, blogs, email services, intranets, membership sites, absolutely anything  that requires a login.

So how is your “password hygiene”? Yes, it’s a new term that puts a measure to your password or security awareness.

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Who actually owns your domain? In other words, WHOIS your domain?

There is an increased demand for fixing small business websites. The sites may need updating, are unfinished, or broken because of plugin overload or other incompatibilities. Someone else worked on the site, has left, and now the business owner is stuck and needs help.

Before I take the job I check the ownership of the domain. Why? I need to know how the business is structured online, and how difficult it will be to deal with registrar and hosting service providers to get access to accounts if needed. If the domain ownership is in question, things get complicated.

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Security briefing for innocents Even the smallest website is vulnerable!

Do you use protection? Security protection, that is. You are not a bank, or a large Internet Service Provider, or Google, or Yahoo, you just have a small business WordPress site. Everyone knows that banks and other giants employ security teams and apply counter measures to prevent break ins into their systems, most of the time they are safe. Are you? Is your site?

Every few minutes of every day there are malicious attempts to log into your WordPress site. That’s why a good security plugin for your WordPress installation is necessary. The security plugin I use produces a log file that, when it

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