You may want to bookmark this post, because I’m going to come back to it every few months and update anything that’s changed. In it, I’m going to talk about all the ways that hackers can get control of your WordPress blog, and then about many things you can do to secure Wordpress blogs.
One way to make your sites load faster is to reduce the size of your graphic files as much as you can without losing image quality. SmushIt is a Yahoo service that does this for you. WP-SmushIt is a WordPress plugin that does this automatically for you. As you upload images to your posts, WP-SmushIt