Tag: Blog Software

  • Just Google It

    Saw a friend ask a question about how to setup a store for WordPress on Facebook. This seemed trivial. Just look on Google for the answer. But, then I had a thought: What if my working with WordPress for years yields me better results? First, I certainly have terminology that would give me better results. […]

  • 18th Anniversary of Blogging

    Here is my first blog post from 18 years ago, which makes it as old as a legal adult. Wow… Two Footballs I got started at a place called Diaryland. A friend, Lacey, had started using it. Back in those days, I was up for trying pretty much anything geeky friends were doing. Blogging was […]

  • DOJ, Dreamhost, and DisruptJ20

    The government has no interest in records relating to the 1.3 million IP addresses that are mentioned in DreamHost’s numerous press releases and opposition brief. Basically, the Department of Justice served Dreamhost this warrant asking for the code backing the web site, the HTTP request and error logs, logs about backend connections to upload files to the […]

  • If in doubt; then delete

    The title is a joke. I hate deleting things. A digital packrat, it takes knowing that deleting something will likely fix an actual problem to delete it. And my delete is to move it out of the way not actually destroy the file. Anyway, I discovered this blog was hosed. I had noticed Gotcha Jerks […]

  • WordPress and SSL

    For a while my self-hosted WordPress has been a royal pain in the ass. Trying to compose through the WordPress.com interface through Jetpack would show occasional errors that “Saving of draft failed” or an inability to communicate. Sometimes it was usable, sometimes there were so many errors I gave up and used the site. The […]

  • Scary Password Policy

    Doing a training thing for work next week. The training coordinator sent an email to 25 of us about how to access the learning portal. The username is email and password is a single word with an exclamation point. My first instinct was get in ASAP and change the password since so many other people […]

  • WP to G+

    WordPress Jetpack finally enabled publishing to Google+. So, I guess my blog posts will finally head there. UPDATE: Google permissions are hard. The first test post showed it was “Shared privately” which by looking closer appeared only to myself. My default permissions for approved applications is “Only Me.” I had to go into Settings > Manage […]

  • WP Annoyance: False Plugin Compatibility

    Before upgrading from WordPress 3.6.1 to 3.7, the Updates page said two plugins also in need of updates were both 100% compatible with 3.6.1 and unknown with 3.7. A conservative administrator might wait for WordPress to list 100% compatibility with 3.7 before upgrading to it. I upgraded anyway because really I use both fairly minimally. After […]

  • Posting To Your WP From Foreign Sites

    (This assumes a WordPress.org site not one on Wordress.com hosting.) Placing your username and password in the database of third party sites is not very good. If the account provided is the WordPress administrator account, then that means credentials for the most important account are potentially exposed. The password is going to be kept in […]

  • WordPress Admins Under Attack

    Apparently someone out there is trying to brute force WordPress admin account passwords. Of course, older installers set the administrator username to the same account name: admin. Since this brute force is targeting that account name, WordPress blog owners are being advised to make sure to rename that account.