Optimising WordPress Using the .htaccess File

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.

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Securing WordPress Using the .htaccess File

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.
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