Rename the default Wordpress folder names to disguise your website from running Wordpress. Rename the wp-content, uploads, and plugins folders.
Being some what familiar with the Laravel PHP framework, I was pleased to discover a CMS built upon Laravel. This is my first encounter with October CMS, but I did manage to fire up a quick installation (via Composer) and I had a fresh October CMS instance ready for testing.
The long wait for PHP 7 is over. A quick and dirty speed comparison of PHP 5.6.10 against PHP 7 with Wordpress 4.4 under MAMP PRO 3.5.
Starting from Wordpress 3.7, Wordpress has integrated automatic updates to its core. Learn the difference between the core update types and how you can manage your core automatic updates along with auto updating your plugins and themes.
With over 16 million websites running WordPress, its becoming more and more common for people to find vulnerabilities and exploits. Use my Wordpress security checklist for that extra layer of protection. Familiarize yourself with wp-config.php, .htaccess and other "under-the-hood" components to Wordpress.
WP-CLI is a command-line tool that helps manage a Wordpress installation right from the unix-style prompt. WP-CLI can import/export databases, update Wordpress core and plugins, manage configuration settings.