Friday, July 18, 2008

Secure your Wordpress Blog! Now!

Took some time last night to read through Miss 604's WordCamp Fraser Valley Liveblog to see what I'd missed. When I read Kulpreet's question, "... how many people with websites can go to and actually see the list of plugins", I thought, Okay, I'll give that a try. Whoops! Lookit that! There they are! Plain as day!

First I read and applied many of the tips in the WordPress Security Whitepaper which Kulpreet mentioned in his talk. I also installed and ran the WordPress Scanner, a WP plugin (from the same guys who wrote the whitepaper) that performs a number of security checks of the site.

I also had a read through the 9 easy ways to secure your Wordpress blog.

So I am feeling a lot better now that no-one can browse my plugins directory, guess my admin user name, or any number of other nasty hacks.

You should do this too. Go. Do it now.

Monday, July 14, 2008

WordCamping in the Fraser Valley

Thanks to a tip from my co-worker Bernie, I will be attending WordCamp in Fraser Valley | to get some tips and ideas for this ol' blog. Good roster of speakers lined up, too!
[Edit: didn't make it to the meeting, but Miss 604's liveblog of the event is almost as good as being there]