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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.

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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.

Embed Facebook Posts on Your WordPress.com Site

by alan
Published on: September 12, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/embed-facebook-posts/

Mollom Security Breach

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

http://goo.gl/AeaZxO

WordPress Breach Protect

by alan
Published on: August 23, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

Plugin that claims to protect WordPress sites from the current BREACH HTTPS attack that is currently going around.  Has no reviews and no support questions.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-breach-protect/

How do you stop HTTPS-defeating BREACH attacks? Let us count the ways

by alan
Published on: August 7, 2013
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Categories: Ars Technica, Notes / Tips, WordPress

http://goo.gl/rBAzsL

 

While trying to implement at least a patch for this I discovered that a couple of my plugins were crashing into each other causing the 403 Forbidden Errors.  After talking to one of the developers I removed the others code from .htaccess and then the issue stopped.  They claim that the other developer was using old code of theirs and theirs was much more current, advanced, etc…. :-)

Mollom – The Akismet Alternative?

by alan
Published on: August 6, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://goo.gl/U6ESKm

WordPress 3.6 “Oscar”

by alan
Published on: August 1, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

https://wordpress.org/news/2013/08/oscar/

WordPress: 1&1 Click And Build Installer Practically Useless

by alan
Published on: July 6, 2013
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Categories: WordPress

http://goo.gl/IokOq

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