Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it’s more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I’m little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded more than 5000 times and in the past 2 months, I received 2 emails saying that their antivirus software (Avast to be precise) disabled the file access. Here is the email that I received: This was something unlikely to happen & I started digging more into this issue. The very first step was to check if the file is infected or not. (Do read the second section to learn about virus false positive detection). My requirement was simple, as I needed one tool that could check the database of all popular antiviruses & detect any viruses, worms, trojans or … [Read more...] about How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?
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Whenever we talk about SEO of Wp blogs, WordPress robots.txt file plays a major role in search engine ranking. It helps to block search engine bots to index and crawl important part of our blog. Though, sometimes a wrong configured Robots.txt file can let your presence completely go away from search engines. So, it’s important when you make changes in your robots.txt file, it should be well optimized and should not block access to important part of your blog. There are many misunderstanding regarding indexing and non-indexing of content in Robots.txt and we will look into that aspect also in this article. SEO consists of hundreds of element and one of the essential part of SEO are Robots.txt. This small text file standing at the root of your Website can help in serious optimization of your Website. Most of Webmasters tend to avoid editing Robots.txt file, but it’s not as hard as killing a snake. Anyone with basic knowledge can create and edit his Robots file, and if … [Read more...] about How To Optimize WordPress Robots.txt File For Search Engine Bots
Wondering what is the use of Robots.txt file in a website? I have seen a lot of confusions related to robots.txt file, and this creates SEO issues on your website. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about robots.txt file, and also I will share some links which will help you to dive deep into this topic.If you browse Google Webmaster forum, you will see FAQ like: Why is Google not de-indexing certain part of my blog, where I have added Noindex tag? Why is my blog crawl rate slow? Why are my deep links not getting indexed? Why is Google indexing my admin folders? Be it WordPress, Drupal or any other platform, Robots.txt is a universal standard for websites, and it resides at the root of a domain. For example; domain.com/Robots.txt Now, you must be wondering, what’s Robots.txt file, how to create one, and how to use it for search engine optimization? We have already covered few of the questions here, and here you will learn about the tech-side … [Read more...] about A Beginners Guide to your WordPress Robots.txt File
You got a growing blog? Is your server not powerful enough to support it anymore? Is it getting slower every day? Have you tried to do everything you can like minifying your scripts, adding css sprites and even caching your site? Did they work? Right now you might be out of tricks and thinking about moving to another server. But, there’s another trick you can use… Why not host the static part of your website in a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? It will not only take some of the load off your server, but it will also give a performance boost to your site! A CDN will allow you to store your data in several servers distributed around the world so if some one tries to access your site, the content which you have uploaded to the CDN will be served from the nearest server! If that data is located in your server, every client have to go to that server to access your data, some may be close but others might be at the other end of the world. So, a CDN can save a lot of time by … [Read more...] about How To Boost Your WordPress Blog With Rackspace Cloud Files!
WP-content folder and Old database For a new or a small website, this process can easily be done by using a free FTP client like FileZilla or Cyberduck. But, when you are dealing with a large site or migrating your website to a new hosting,it’s a good idea to use ssh/sFTP to transfer files from one server to another. In my case, I was transferring Wp-Content folder of ShoutMeLoud from private VPS to WPEngine. My WP-content folder was around 2GB, and manually transferring folder is time-consuming. So, I used SSH and sFTP command, to transfer files quickly. Do remember, WPEngine doesn’t give SSH access, so I need to ask their support team to decompress the compressed folder. Also, if you are on shared hosting like Bluehost, you can always enable SSH access, by login into your cPanel. Here is a video, showing the process of enabling SSH on Bluehost (cPanel hosting). Before the migration, I compressed the WP-content folder into single file, as this will make the transfer … [Read more...] about How to Copy Files from One Server to Another using SSH Command