There has been a good deal of chatter around the internet of late regarding a brute force attack on WordPress. Are you experiencing this? Do you know what it means? Maybe you are just having site problems and haven’t figured out what’s wrong yet. Regardless, there’s a shiny new resource for you!
I’m often quite amazed when I see so many posts on the WordPress.org forums asking how to combat spam. When I ask what steps have been taken so far, the reply is often “OMGWTFBBQLOLLERCOPTER I am being inundated with hundreds of spam comments I haven’t done anything make it stop WordPress!!!!” And I get it, spam is pretty annoying! Also, sometimes it’s easy to forget that some people are brand new to running a site on the internet and don’t even know what questions to ask to get the result they need. So here is a real simple bit of information to get you started down the spam fighting road.
A reader dropped me a comment yesterday wondering how we style the widget areas here on VoodooPress. I’m always happy to answer questions whenever I can, so we will take a look at what I do here, give a little bit of code, and even touch on other things you could do to spruce up your widget area. Let’s dive right in!
Just a few days ago, we took our first look at Plugin Chief. We did the Voodoo Review on their MobileChief offering. Well, we haven’t even gotten to part 2 of that review yet, and the PluginChief folks let me know about a new program they have running! I don’t want to sound like a shill for these guys, but they have come out of the gates swinging! Check out their newest trick!
This right here is a very cool, and very handy post that I felt the need to share with my VoodooPress readers! Definitely some valuable information!
WordPress Themes, Plugins, Tutorials & More – WPMU.org
We’ve had an ongoing series of posts related to posting from the front end on WordPress. Even expanding on that to include editing and deleting. Those were very popular posts, and helped a lot of people. I wanted to guide people to an exciting series of tutorials that is ongoing on WPTuts+ right now. Check out this series for some new information and tutorials for your front end posting needs. I haven’t had much time lately to work on that series, but I think you will find plenty of information in that tutorial to improve your code, and to learn from!
Let me know what you think of that tutorial? Does it work for you?
I came across a couple of posts recently which showed me how to monitor my website uptime using Google Docs. They both work great, one is for a single site. That is suffucient for many users, and you can use multiple copies, 1 to monitor each site. The next one is inspired by the first, but allows for multiple sites in a single sheet. These are fantastic tools that set up easily. Check it out:
This was an absolute quality read right here!
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