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5 Password Myths You Should Do Away with Today

Before you got to this piece today, you must have had to turn on your device, enter your password and then get surfing the web from where you found this piece. For something we do as often as interact with passwords, it is suspiring to note that we might not really know much about them.

To put that in another way, the things we think we knew of passwords might not even be close to being true at all.

If you won’t take our word for it, here are a couple of things you must have gotten wrong about passwords too.

#Passwords are Going Extinct

Password is a form of technology. Like every other form of technology, too, there is the expectation of an upgrade from time to time. Seeing how fast the world is moving, it is very easy to think that passwords are going down the drain too.

That could not be more wrong.

Many times, this kind of thinking stems from the fact that we now have biometrics just about everywhere. Even our smartphones have fingerprint readers, iris scanners, facial recognition systems and such today. 

However, it should be noted that all of these are still dependent on passwords. Afterall, your device prompts you to enter a password first before setting those up.

We don’t know about you, but that tells us that they are still very much important.

#Passwords can be un-hackable

There are a thousand and one ways by which hackers could get a hold of your password. Of these, we have the brute force attacks, phishing attempts, rainbow table attacks, malware attacks, dictionary and hybrid hacking models, and so much more.

Combining all of these, it is impossible to create a single password that cannot be hacked. Given time, the computer algorithm behind the hack will find out what password you are using.

Why, then, should you even bother about strong passwords?

While all passwords can be hacked, time is the defining factor. You could create a password that could be hacked in mere minutes to hours or have one which will take several years to crack. Yes – several years.

To get the latter, you should employ an online password generating software – and they come free too. Make sure you get a password manager to save the generated passwords too since there’s a slim chance you remember what it is. 

Trust us when we say no hacker will stay on your account for several years just to get in.

#Eight characters are the standard

We believe this misconception stemmed from the recommendation of many websites, apps and platforms for users. 

When creating an account, there will always be a prompt for the user to use at least, eight (8) characters in their password. This has been repeated so much that it has now become sort of a standard in the hearts of many users.

Honestly, that is not true.

In fact, Edward Snowden – who has worked with the NSA and knows way more about hacking than any of us probably would – believes an 8-character password will only take a computer mere seconds to hack. Mere seconds!

That is why we recommend making sure your passwords start from sixteen (16) characters. For highly sensitive data, use twenty-one (21) character passwords and above. Again, refer to the password generators (discussed above) for the best results.

Speaking of length…

#Length is everything

Users who are truly concerned about their data privacy and security tend to set long passwords – and that is advisable. But then, length is not always everything too.

Over time, numerous hacks have occurred which has, in turn, informed hackers of password setting habits of users. Thus, a lengthy password can be very predicable – especially by any of the hacking models we suggested above.

For example, a forty (40)-character password made up of a sentence might look secure, but it would be discovered by a dictionary hack in no time. If a couple of letter-to-symbol substitutions were made, a hybrid attack will take care of that in a couple of hours too.

This tells you that length is not the deciding factor, rather, the level of complexity that the password brings with it.

#Companies keep your password safe

The big companies invest a lot of money in ensuring your password data is safe, but that does not mean you should trust them all blindly. Due to the fact that they have a huge database of passwords, they are usually the target of hackers. 

Afterall, the hacker could get a huge payday from such a huge database than targeting you directly.

With options like rainbow table attacks on the table, passwords stored as hashes are not even safe. Thus, you should always monitor your accounts for suspicious activity and change your password if you notice any.

Don’t rely on the companies to let you know when a breach happens either. If you don’t believe us, you should check out Uber who tried to hide a breach of 57 million accounts (of both riders and drivers) before they were found out.

How can i get only bottom level terms of a taxonomy or category in views?

How can i get only parent terms of a taxonomy ?

This is a very popular question asked in many WordPress forums and Toolset Support and as a result, i am going to write a code snippet.

Lets assume, that the depth of taxonomy hierarchy is 3 and is explained by the following example of countries, provinces and states.

  • Australia ( Parent)
    • Queensland (Child)
      • Brisbane ( Child of a child)


Copy and paste the below snipped in your current active theme functions.php file. Then replace $location variable to your current taxonomy name and then use the shortcode [ds-parent] inside the loop view of any post type template.

add_shortcode('ds-parent', 'ds_top_level_terms');
function ds_top_level_terms() {
    $locations = 'test';
    $terms = get_the_terms(get_the_ID(), $locations);
    foreach ($terms as $term) {
        $parent = $term->parent;
        if ( $parent == '0' ) {
            $term_link = get_term_link($term, $locations);
            return $term->name;


  • Australia ( Parent)
    • Queensland (Child)
      • Brisbane ( Child of a child)

Here again, replace $location variable to your current taxonomy name and then use the shortcode [ds-middle-terms] inside the loop view of any post type template.

function ds_sort_terms(Array &$cats, Array &$into, $parentId = 0)
    foreach ($cats as $i => $cat) {
        if ($cat->parent == $parentId) {
            $into[$cat->term_id] = $cat;
    foreach ($into as $topCat) {
        $topCat->children = array();
        ds_sort_terms($cats, $topCat->children, $topCat->term_id);
add_shortcode('ds-middle-terms', 'ds-middle-terms');
function ds-middle-terms( $atts ) {
    extract( shortcode_atts( array(
        'taxonomy' => 'abc'
    ), $atts ) );
$categories=get_the_terms(get_the_ID(), $taxonomy);

$categoryHierarchy = array();
ds_sort_terms($categories, $categoryHierarchy);
	$amiarray = array_values($categoryHierarchy);
	foreach($amiarray[0]->children as $final){
		return $final->name;


  • Australia ( Parent)
    • Queensland (Child)
      • Brisbane ( Child of a child)

In the same way, replace $location variable to your current taxonomy name and then use the shortcode [ds-bottom-level] inside the loop view of any post type template.

add_shortcode('ds-bottom-level', 'ds_bottom_terms');
function ds_bottom_terms() {
   extract( shortcode_atts( array(
        'taxonomy' => 'abc'
    ), $atts ) );
$categories=get_the_terms(get_the_ID(), $taxonomy);

$categoryHierarchy = array();
sort_terms_hierarchicaly($categories, $categoryHierarchy);
	$amiarray = array_values($categoryHierarchy);
	foreach($amiarray[0]->children as $final){
		foreach($final->children as $finall){
			return $finall->name;

Now you can use above shortcodes in a post view loop of Toolset and can only show desired term levels.

If you need further assistance, write me down in the comments section or alternatively, you can contact me through my contact page of the website.


Toolset launched Custom Types Training Course – Get 20% off on Toolset

Toolset has recently launched a “Custom Types Training” course for their users to know important techniques which could help them save time and produce better results. 

This course is mainly focused to let the users know about the power of “Custom Types”.

After going through this course, a basic user can progress to intermediate and then to advanced level.

What’s in the Course ?

This course consists of 5 chapters.

Check below in depth, what is covered in each of them:

What are Custom Types and how they work?
Creating Custom Post Types
  •  When and why you should use custom types
  •  How to create custom post types
  •  How to create custom fields
  •  How to create custom taxonomies
Displaying Content Types
  • How content is displayed in WordPress
  • Designing templates for single posts
  • Designing archives
  • Creating Custom Lists of Content
Connecting Different Types of Content
  • Easily building advanced sites by connecting different types of content
  • Different kinds of post relationships
  • How to connect different post types
  • Displaying Related Content
Creating Custom Searches
  • When and why you should use custom searches
  • How custom search works
  • How to create a custom search


It is free for Toolset Clients. If you’re not (yet) using Toolset, then you can buy their course separately (it costs $29 USD).


This course is helpful for WordPress Developers / Freelancers who wants to enhance their development skills as by going through this course, they will be able to build many complex web applications using Toolset in short span of time.

Let me know your thoughts about Toolset and if you need assistance in using it, you can write your comments below.

Redirect from a primary domain to its subdomain

Redirect from a primary domain to its subdomain

Sometimes we find it really difficult to redirect from a main or primary domain to the subdomain of the same primary domain using .htaccess.

For example if you want to redirect from to

To achieve this, just grab this snippet and paste it in the .htaccess file in the root of your primary domain.


RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?lynda\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^ [R,L]


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