I was working on a secure site with sensitive video material that we needed strict members access to. Even though many plugins can make sure your direct permalinks can only be seen by logged in members, direct links to files in your wp-content directory are still accessible to others. They can even be hotlinked from other sites.
One way around this is to move the wp-content directory outside the web visible portion of your directory on the server, but even so WordPress can always link to such files. A better way is to tell your server not to give access to certain files (say ending with mp4 or mp3) and only allow access from your own domain.
We can use Apache Mod Rewrite for this – it’s a complex language that you can utilise in your .htaccess file within the wp-content folder.
Let me show you how to keep prying eyes out of your content.
Wouldn’t it be great if something could be triggered even when you’re not around? Say once an hour, once a day, once a week or whenever you like in predetermined intervals? Then you want to do this with what’s known as a Cron Job, or Scheduled Task. Unfortunately, this is a bit beyond what WordPress … Read more
Although I’ve been dealing with webshoting and webdesign since 1995, it took me a whilw to figure this one out. If you’re used to shared shosting packages, it’s likely that you’ve never come in contact with this. Hence, this article is aimed at people who don’t know what it is. As explained in Wikipedia: Cron … Read more