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7 Ways to Protect Your WordPress Website from Brute Force Attacks

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A Brute Force Attack occurs when someone attempts to gain access to your site by repeatedly trying various admin/password combinations. WordPress Brute Force Attacks are on the rise and it’s essential that your website is secure. While 1&1 customers benefit from various security features, it is each customer’s responsibility to secure their WordPress installation. From choosing a strong WordPress admin password to restricting access to your site, there are quite a few tactics that can lower your risk of being compromised by a brute force attack. Apply some of these seven methods to improve your level of protection:

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Category: Developers
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Utilize Web Apps to Share Content through Social Media

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Allowing you to place elements on your 1&1 Website to make it easy for anyone to share that page with their friends and followers. To add a plugin to your website, click ‘Add Web Apps’ when in editing mode, then browse the Social Networks section:

AddThis

Sign up for an AddThis account, and this useful widget allows you to not just place buttons for sharing your website via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email and other platforms, it also allows you to analyze the results and find out more about the people who’ve been sharing your content, making it easier for you to engage with them.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Web Hosting Applications

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Creating a professional website for a small or medium sized business can seem overwhelming when considering the vast amount of options available for such a task. The most common way to build a Web presence is to use an open-source application. It is easy to get started using a Click & Build App in the 1&1 App Center. There, you can find 40 of the most popular open-source applications and quickly install them with just a few clicks. This guide features an introduction and comparison between WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

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Category: Server & Hosting
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Travel and Tourism Websites Can Benefit from these 7 Great Web Apps

If you run a website for a travel and tourism business, or simply a seasoned traveler, you can find a number of online tools and services online that are able to help you manage your operations efficiently and effectively. In this roundup, we’ve dug out a number of Web Apps that can integrate travel-based tools into your 1&1 MyWebsite.

Airbnb

If you have a unique property to market for short-term rental, such as a flat, villa or even just a room in your apartment, Airbnb exists to help you showcase that property to others. Listings are free – just select your home and room types, how many the property accommodates and where you’re based. Everything’s based around referrals, not just for hosts but also for guests, and the site manages everything for you, including payment. Once set up, use the Web App to incorporate your listing directly into your 1&1 MyWebsite.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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5 Essential Web Apps to Benefit Your Restaurant Website

When creating a website for your restaurant, bar or cafe, the following Web apps make it simple to add all the functionality you need to your 1&1 MyWebsite, including menus and an electronic reservation system. As always, you’ll find the apps by opening your site and clicking “Add Web Apps” – look under Products and Documents.

FoodSpotting

This online portal is designed to make it easy for diners to locate specific dishes in their local area. Once you’ve added your establishment to the website, you can use this plugin to add photos of your best dishes directly to your site with the minimum of fuss.

Locu

This online service supports a wide range of businesses, but is particularly geared towards restaurants. It allows you to build, update and manage your menus from a single central point – from here, Locu distributes it automatically to major sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook and OpenTable (see below). The plugin makes it possible to display your menu front and center on your website.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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The Right Online Booking System Will Elevate Your Business

For those who own service oriented businesses in the tour, accommodation or rental industries, taking bookings and reservations is just part of the daily grind. But those phone calls and emails are costing you valuable time and opportunity. An online booking system can drastically improve your business volume and efficiency; it alters everything from inventory management to the purchasing and payment process. With the right system, you’ll have immense flexibility and lots of integration options to elevate your business and vastly increase your bookings.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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Five Useful Web Apps for Online Appointment Scheduling

If you manage a business that requires making appointments or other reservations, adding an online option makes it easy and convenient for your customers to sign up. In this roundup, we will outline 5 online booking options that can be easily integrated into your 1&1 MyWebsite. All you need to do is sign up, then drag, drop and configure the widget from the Web Apps section.

Acuity Scheduling

This offering is perfect for those who provide an appointment-based service. Once you’ve signed up, start with the Freebie plan, which allows your clients to schedule their own appointments – there’s support for iCal and Outlook calendars, unlimited services and appointments, plus the promise of fast customer support and robust reporting.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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8 Great Web Apps for Getting Feedback for Your Site

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If you are looking to make a connection with your website’s visitors, there is a host of Web Apps you can plug into the site using 1&1 MyWebsite. With so many to choose from, I’ve bought together eight great examples for getting opinions and useful stats from your visitors or customers. Just click “Add Web Apps” while editing your site and select “More > Contact and Communication” to find them.

BetaEasy

If you are a developer with some beta software or Web project to test, this app allows you to manage your beta testers’ feedback. You will need to register for an account at betaeasy.com, but you can road-test it with the free package – this limits you to a single project administered by two managers, which supports up to 100 Beta users. You can upgrade for more options, including the ability to export your feedback data.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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The 10 Most Popular Web Apps Right Now

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Building a website people will want to visit can be a daunting task, but 1&1’s website building tool has your back. Once your basic content and design is in place, 1&1 MyWebsite makes it easy to add all kinds of useful extras to your website, from contact forms and social media buttons to embedded videos and a handy map for locating your business.

All of these features are bundled up as Web Apps – convenient little page elements you can drag on to your site and then tweak to your personal satisfaction. Add these from the “Add Web Apps” button, then use the “Insert Elements” button to insert them to your site. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be showcasing different types of Web apps, but to get you started, here’s 10 great apps that demonstrate the kinds of things you can do with your site.

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Category: MyWebsite & Apps
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