Blocking IP’s From Trying to Log into Your WP Blog

There has been an increase in people attempting to blast into your WordPress site and us bloggers have had to add just one more task to our daily list of things to do; block IP addresses. Previously, I used to block an IP if it were someone I didn’t want accessing my sites due to harassment or for privacy reasons, but now I find myself taking time out of each day to block IP addresses of those from various countries attempting to hack into my blog just for fun. Wishing these people would find a new hobby! Today I am […]

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GoDaddy Renewal Frustrations

I have no clue what is going on but the past two domains I have renewed with GoDaddy are resetting. I have HostGator for my hosting and GoDaddy for the actual domain purchases. I have had this setup since 2008 when I started using self hosted blogging platforms. The issue is that my writingsofawahm.com and brandyellen.com are now showing as if they are a separate site or not set up at all. For instance, writingsofawahm.com should redirect automatically to happilyblended.com but that is not happening. I am going to try to see if there was a reset in that DNS […]

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Finding a Stable and Reliable Web Hosting Account

I must admit that when I first switched from a free blog platform to self hosted WordPress I jumped on the most affordable web hosting plan I could find. I did little research and just based my decision on what worked for others who had multiple websites or blogs. I knew that I would always be a person with more than one blog so I wanted to be certain my plan would cover more than one self hosted WordPress blogs. Now that I have “lived and learn” through the years with my current website hosting company, I have figured out […]

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How Do I Export Saved Passwords in Firefox?

My computer hardware decided to die on me over the weekend, RIP my sweet computer.  Although it was able to be rebuilt in no time due to the computer dude residing with me who is also known as my sons’ father.  The computer didn’t actually “die” per say, I was still able to get online and do things from my computer but after a little while the networking card was not being seen by the computer, which meant, no Internet nor network access. Thankfully I was prepping my computer for a reformat when all of the parts inside of my […]

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Save 25% or $9.94 off Hosting For Being a Reader

I have been using HostGator for my website hosting account ever since I switched to a self hosted WordPress blog. I became an affiliate with HostGator after I realized 1) I could do such a thing and 2) I really loved this hosting service. You see, I can become an affiliate with almost any company or represent almost any product, so can most other bloggers and people, however, I only wish to promote products and services that I can fully stand behind. My hosting company is one of those companies I can stand behind and feel good about promoting. I […]

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HostGator Black Friday Sale, 50% off all Hosting #blackfriday

I have been using HostGator as my hosting company for all websites and blogs since 2008. I have had to use their customer service a couple of times and it was a pleasure. HostGator has impressed me for sure which is why I never, ever switch my hosting account while other people I know tend to switch hosting accounts. Since I love my hosting company so much I decided to sign up as an affiliate to earn commissions on any sales. Why not make some extra commissions on a service that I use and love? So since I am an […]

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HostGator, No Access & Finally Back

Okay seriously, I am back, and working on getting more content. I had scheduled one post a day for the rest of the week but had other topics to address! The issue? I ended up getting LOCKED OUT of my admin, so I could not do anything except FTP my blog, well after having my hosting account, HostGator go through my site a few times and remove malicious code that had been placed within my sites on hosting, I am now back up and ready to get moving forward. If anyone has anti-virus software please scan your computer. I use […]

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