WordPress 3.8 has just been released and I just finished my upgrades, how about you? I know I haven’t been around much on VoodooPress, a newer job and school have been keeping me insanely busy. I just finished my thesis and have one more class left at school – then I hope to keep things up to date here! But I have been keeping up on WordPress just a bit, and 3.8 is looking pretty sweet!
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.
Well, I’ve checked out ManageWP for about a week now, so I feel I know my way around it well enough to give a bit of a review. I’ll start off by saying that if you run multiple sites, you might want to check this service out, it’s pretty cool.
After migrating to Bluehost, or actually, while migrating, I came across a situation where I needed to use SSH to accomplish a task. In my case, it was importing a large mySQL database. There may come a time where you need to use SSH to complete a task. There are many great tutorials out there, but they all seem to assume a basic knowledge of using the command line. I’m not going to give you in depth knowledge here, just the very basics, how to get started and navigate around.
Well, WordPress 3.1 has been out in the wild for hours now. I’m seeing the support requests trickle in, and there is already a very common issue. A strange white gap at the top of the page where the admin bar should be. Let’s fix that, or conversely, if you have the admin bar and hate it, let’s get rid of it!
Here’s a really simple hook you can use right away. And the results are really fun. Did you know you can theme your admin area in WordPress? Now you can’t make a theme for it per se. But it’s real easy to swap out your own logo and to alter the fonts and colours. I always do this on my themes as I prefer darker colours all around normally. Let’s take a look at how this works.