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  • Ed__ 1:56 pm on February 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: attack, paypal, phishing, scam, security   

    Do not allow open registrations 

    If you have a self-hosted wordpress, please be careful with allowing registration open to anyone.
    I just learned the hard way, my host got complaints of paypal phishing on my site, of course now i’am locked out of my account, at this point giving out more information probably will just make things worse, but this is what they found on my website:

    /wp-content/uploads/www.paypal.fr/cgi-bin/webscrcmd=_login-run/webscrcmd=_account-run/updates-paypal/confirm-paypal/

    … and now my domain will probably get tagged as phishing site, totally not worth it for letting open registrations.

    Don't do it!

    Don't do it!

    So admins out there, be careful here’s a good article i found and that i will be following closely in the future:
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/10-steps-to-protect-the-admin-area-in-wordpress/

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  • Ed__ 7:08 pm on February 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    7 Interface Design Techniques to Simplify and De-clutter Your Interfaces | Webdesigner Depot 

    7 Interface Design Techniques to Simplify and De-clutter Your Interfaces | Webdesigner Depot.

     
  • Ed__ 2:49 pm on February 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: spam   

    Fight comment spam 

    I hate spam, you hate spam, comment spam on self-hosted wordpress is still very real, and will grow exponentially as your blog popularity does. Akismet and Re-Captcha might be the biggest spam fighters out there, but let’s face it they’re far from the best, and I personally hate captchas with a passion. There’s nothing like a blurry captcha to make me lose all interest in leaving a comment. Right now the plugin I’m using is ‘antispam bee‘ and i really can’t complain. Here’s a few other wordpress plugins with interesting approaches to help you fight spam:

    antispam-bee

    yawasp

    wp-spamfree

    (Not a wp plugin but very interesting concept)
    ajax-fancy-captcha-jquery-plugin

     
  • Ed__ 3:22 pm on February 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Weekend Link Round 

    Let’s see how this goes, i’ll try to post the links that caught my attention during the week, not a top 10, or top 20, or top any number, just the best articles i read this week, regardless of it’s number.

    30 Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks

    Customize Your Blog Posts Without Touching Your Theme Files

    15 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started My First Blog

    How to run a successful and profitable blog in under one hour a week

    Comment Threading is Here!

     
  • Ed__ 8:10 pm on February 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: minimalist, Sandbox   

    satorii 

    wt4998e5ff7d332-thumb_large

    It has a minimalist, elegant and clean style, and it’s strongly focused on content.
    It’s based on the Sandbox theme by Scott Allan Wallick, and it uses Yahoo User Interface CSS framework, jQuery for javascript goodies and Mini Icons by Timothy Grove.

    Live demo | Download

     
  • Ed__ 3:12 pm on February 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Mixtape 

    mixtape-splash

    Mixtape is a lightweight, one or two column, widgetized, WordPress theme designed completely with CSS, sans image graphics. Similar to muxtape.com, Mixtape is ideal for sharing/listening to music online. This theme utilizes a combination of Sandbox — a valid XHTML / CSS selector rich WordPress environment, Tripoli — a generic CSS standard for HTML rendering and SoundManager 2 — a new Javascript API that utilizes Flash audio capabilities. Mixtape was developed for WordPress 2.5+, but it should also work in 2.3.+. It has been tested mostly in Safari and Firefox but it should also maintain its look in IE 6 and IE 7 outside of a few font discrepancies. This marks my first stab at developing a theme for WordPress so please let me know of any bugs you may find in the comments area.

    Demo | Download

     
  • Ed__ 11:41 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Premium   

    Cafe Press 

    cafe-press-theme

    Cafe Press is a small business theme built for small business owners tackling many customization and management activities with ease. The Cafe Press administration options page includes configuration and management for several key display and content customization tasks. Easily add your own logo, configure your business details and contact information, add featured content items and even add Google Analytics tracking code to your site without touching a singe theme file.
    Blog or No Blog… It’s Your Choice

    Live Demo | Purchase

     
  • Ed__ 9:56 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    40 Free Beautiful Blogger Templates, Part III 

    40 Free Beautiful Blogger Templates, Part III | Graphics.

     
  • Ed__ 12:25 pm on February 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Pages   

    Improve Your Blog by Updating Your About Page 

    Here’s a great post by Teli Adlam, about why is important to update your ‘About’ page.

    Some of the information that your “About” page should contain is:

    • Your name: Seems obvious, doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised how many people miss the boat on this one. Tell your blog readers who you are, even if it’s an anonymous blog, use your pseudonym or be clever, and a picture also helps readers connect on a personal level.

    Continue reading: Improve Your Blog by Updating Your About Page

     
  • Ed__ 10:30 am on February 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: twitter, twitterfeed   

    twitterfeed 

    There are wordpress plugins that can automatically send your posts to twitter, but what if you don’t use wordpress, or you can’t install plugins, such as with all blogs here at wordpress.com. Twitterfeed on the other hand doesn’t stop there, and it’s easy to use with no extra load to your server.

    Twitterfeed can send your posts to twitter, identi.ca or Ping.fm, which in turn supports “over 30 social networks”, so if you need to send your blog updates to your favorite microblogging service, plus your facebook/myspace etc. accounts this is the best tool to do so. All you need is an openid, your blog’s feed url and you’re set.

    settings

    Of course there are some limitations:

    Both RSS and Atom feeds are supported. Posts need to contain publish dates in order for our server to know what’s new. Feeds requiring authentication will fail.

    So what do you think, have you tried this yet?

     
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