edit .htaccess file

Irish WordPress training, editing .htaccess file

The .htaccess file is one of the most important files on your website. If its not there create one.

First off protect your wp-config.php with code in your .htaccess file.

locate the wp-config file with wordpress

Where to locate the wp-config file with wordpress

The first thing you want to do with wp-config.php is protect it. A way to secure the file using .htaccess:

<Files wp-config.php>
	Order Allow,Deny
	Deny from all

Copy and paste the code it should then be placed in an .htaccess file located in the directory that contains your wp-config.php file.

After saving the .htaccess file and refreshing your website. Enable Compression its a great bandwidth and speed saver.



 SEO Hints Compression


mod_gzip_on Yes
mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*


Paste your url into the following to check to see if your compression is working using the Gzip compression tester tool.


Setup browser caching with wordpress websites

# Setup browser caching

ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"

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