Hi. I’m Dre Armeda. I'm a Harley enthusiast, and a Chargers fan. I wear many hats, and love tacos. I'm infatuated with WordPress, web design, and web security. I work at Sucuri Security. I hope to help make the web a safer place!
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HOW TO: Host and Build Your Own WordPress Blog – Part 2

Your new domain name and hosting account is all set up. What now?

Now we get to the meat and potato’s. You now have your domain sitting on your hosting account. It’s time to get WordPress downloaded, uploaded to your server, and installed. You’ll know what I mean by the time you are done reading this post.

I initially wanted to create a post that went from registering your domain name, to installing WordPress, to publishing your first post. It became apparent quickly that it would be better to segment the HOW TO into multiple posts. This is the second post in the series, and the follow on will include plugin installation, theme upload, and WordPress personalization.

Host and Build Your Own WordPress Blog

The great thing about WordPress is its following. If it exists in WordPress, it has probably been written about. Using your resources along the way, will help make anything possible.

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HOW TO: Host and Build Your Own WordPress Blog – Part 1

Blogs aren’t popular, are they?

Having your own blog, whether personal, or for business is important. Blogs provide the tools needed for free expression. So if you are talking about what your cat is doing, or building the next Twitter, expressing your thoughts and opinions is very important.

Host and Build Your Own WordPress Blog

If you are looking for your very own, out of the box, hosted blog, there are great options like WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Although these solutions are simple to create and manage, what about for those who crave a bit more flexibility, and want to host their own website? I see the question all the time, should I use a hosted solution or build my own?

I have also heard many times, no way, it’s to expensive and I don’t have the technical skills to make it work. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier than you think.

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Top 5 Firefox Plugins for Web Designers

Good tools help efficiency and effectiveness. This helps drive business and makes clients very happy. As a designer I use various browsers, editors, debugging tools and so on.

Top 5 Firefox Plugins for Web Designers

When it comes down to it, some of the best tools in my arsenal come in the form of plugins for Firefox. None of these are new to the seasoned designer but I thought I would share the top 5 Firefox plugins for Web Designers in my book.

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10 Plugins for Every WordPress Blog

One of the wonderful things about WordPress is its flexibility. There is a huge following, and a large group supporting the development of functionality and usability.

wordPress plugins for blog

Here is a quick list of the 10 plugins I have found to be effective on almost every instance of WordPress I have worked with:

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ISC West 2009 Resources

As most of you know, ISC West is turning and burning in Vegas this week. For those not familiar with ISC West, it is a security industry trade show:

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