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How to Find Hacked WordPress Files and Protect Against Intrusions

by alan
Published on: November 18, 2013
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http://www.wptavern.com/how-to-find-hacked-wordpress-files

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You were warned. Weren’t you?

by alan
Published on: November 12, 2013
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WP Sessions Offers Free Video Series on Building WordPress Plugins

by alan
Published on: November 7, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://www.wptavern.com/wp-sessions-offers-free-video-series-on-building-wordpress-plugins

How to Install WordPress Plugins Directly From Github; The definitive guide to disabling auto updates in WordPress 3.7; Update Control Plugin

by alan
Published on: October 28, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

How to Install WordPress Plugins Directly From Github

 

The definitive guide to disabling auto updates in WordPress 3.7

 

Update Control

 

Not an endorsement.

WordPress 3.7 “Basie”

by alan
Published on: October 24, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://wordpress.org/news/2013/10/basie/

WP Remote Launches Commercial Backup and Updating Services For WordPress

by alan
Published on: October 4, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://goo.gl/011Kpi

I’m rushing to go back to Twitter after this one. Not!

by alan
Published on: September 24, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

Hello,

Twitter has systems that find and block what may be spammy or abusive URLs in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your URL was blocked by mistake.

You should now be able to post updates containing this URL; sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Twitter Support
support.twitter.com
@Support

 

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Your service is a joke. I have no malware on my site and I don’t post
links to malware.

The fact that your site is now calling mine potentially harmful is
slanderous and I may seek legal action because of this.

I’ve moved on to other “Social” sites since you seem to be more inclined
to do stupid stuff and I’ve been told to stay away from stupid people.

alan

WordPress to Google + is not currently a seamless thing

by alan
Published on: September 22, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

So the plugins that claim to allow you to post to Google+ from WordPress usually have you go through a lot of effort while exploiting a loophole in Google Voice.

It seems that Google+ does not currently allow for auto-publishing so going directly from WordPress to Google+ is a non-starter.

A simpler way to go seemed to be to push the posts up to Blogger first since Blogger can auto post to Google+.

However Blogger seems to be smart enough to know that it came from WordPress first through a plugin and therefore won’t auto push the post onto Google+.

But the plugin does get it to Blogger and from there it can be manually shared to Google+ with a minimum of effort.

The WordPress plugin, Jetpack apparently will publish to Google+ but that is only for WordpPess.COM users.  Since this is a self hosted blog I get support through WordPress.ORG instead.  They do say that an update is coming that will allow the same functionality to self-hosted WordPress blogs.

WordPress.COM is a lot like Blogger in that a lot of stuff is locked down and you don’t really get to customize much of anything.  You can do that for WordPress.COM but they charge you for that privilege.  Since I’m self-hosted I can do whatever I feel like doing.

I have a plugin that found an old blog post that did have a link to a known malware site.  Interestingly enough it’s an old post by US-CERT! :-)  They had an alert with a bunch of known spambot sites listed in the report.  So I just modified the report to point to the US-CERT site and removed the contents of the post.  The post is over a year and a half old and hasn’t caused any issues until know.  The plugin for finding this was WordFence.  It listed the post and the URL in the post that was causing the issue.  Twitter still can’t tell me which post it was and probably never will.  WordFence for the most part is free and is very useful.  Highly recommended.

Introducing WordPress Post Forking: Version Control For Writers

by alan
Published on: September 21, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://goo.gl/tJxIUe

First Facebook and now Twitter – Will try Google+ Next

by alan
Published on: September 20, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

So setting up WordPress to post to a Facebook page was easy enough but for whatever reason Facebook blocked some posts.  Innocuous ones like stuff from CNN Money.  Couldn’t figure out why and with the lack of metrics it just became more trouble then it was worth and I had no idea if anyone was even using it.

So then I setup WordPress to Twitter.  There’s a great plugin for this and it does the job and does it well.  Now Twitter has decided that I’m some kind of Spam farm.  Only after I posted a video of Obama talking.  That was all.  His own voice, his own words.  Guess someone at Twitter didn’t like it.  More then likely it’s just some computer process that sees a link and makes a decision on it’s own without human involvement.  I checked the link with various malware checkers and they all drew a blank.

I have no malware on my site nor does my site Spam anyone so I haven’t a clue what they are talking about.  I followed their guide on what to do and came up with nothing.

There was a clause that basically states that they can block anything just because they can.  Which means I’ll never actually know which one they didn’t like or why they block the whole site, nor do I really care.

There are other social media sites so this weekend I’ll work on setting up Google + and getting the site to mirror to it instead.  The Twitter button is already gone it will soon be replaced by one for Google + and if they start blocking then I’ll look at Reddit next.

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