Slightly later than last year (I was on holiday in Italy over New Year this year), I am now going to announce the winners of Technology Bloggers community awards!
This is the second year of community awards, and this year, the awards were democratic. I gave you (the community), the opportunity to suggest awards and nominations, and then you voted on who you wanted to win each of the six awards.
This year each award had 4 nominees, meaning that there were 24 nominations; which were filled by 13 different people.
You have voted, and the results are now in. Here are this years winners.
In around three weeks time I hope to reveal the winners of Technology Bloggers 2012 community awards.
To do that, there are a few things that need to happen, one of which is for you (the community) to vote as to who you feel deserves each award.
The aim of the awards is to recognise key and valued members of the community, and to celebrate the brilliant personalities that make up our blog.
Here is a quote from my article on the awards last year:
“…at the end of the year, we shall celebrate the people who have helped make this blog the huge success it is today.”
Last week I asked for your award suggestions and comments, and from the response I received, I am assuming that everyone pretty much liked the awards we had last year, so we are going to stick with them.
I recently came a cropper to a hacker on a WordPress Blog I was setting up – luckily I’d backed everything up, but what if I hadn’t? Well, I’d have likely lost everything.
Now the hacking was partly my own fault for not putting the right measures in place. This got me wondering about how many other webmasters fail to implement basic security measures that could save them a lot of trouble in the future.
So without further ado lets look at my top WordPress security tips. I’ll also point you in the direction of a few WordPress Security plugins that I’ve discovered that do a great job of adding that second line of defence.
Don’t Use Admin as a Username
Let’s start simple – the default username in WordPress is “admin” – don’t use this! It’s the first username that all hackers will try, and allows them to a launch a brute force attack, which simply means a bot that tries multiple attempts at guessing your password.
Hello and welcome to Technology Bloggers! So what is Technology Bloggers all about?
Technology Bloggers is a community blog. One which everyone owns, and everyone should benefit from.
When you write an article, you benefit, as you get to show off your writing style, get relevant dofollow links to your blog, and you get great comments (or feedback) from people about your writing!
When you read a post you benefit from the knowledge you gain from that article.
When you add a comment, you benefit from the dofollow links via KeywordLuv and CommentLuv.
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