In our previous article we covered the basics of securing a WordPress installation via the .htaccess file. In this article we move on to optimisation of a WordPress environment via the .htaccess file, including content compression, browser caching, URL redirecting and multiple domain settings.
WordPress is probably the most popular CMS (content management system) on the internet – over 70 million sites run on either wordpress.com or the self-hosted open source version. As a result of it’s popularity, WordPress has become the target of hackers. However, there are a few simple tips you can follow to help secure your WordPress site by making changes to a key file – the “.htaccess” file.