Securing WordPress

I panicked quite a bit when I discovered someone had been repeatedly hitting  xmlrpc.php on my install of WordPress. I didn’t realize it was happening until my host alerted me that I was potentially going to exceed resources for the month. I wasn’t sure what the cause of the overage was initially, so I had to… Continue reading Securing WordPress

Post Thumbnails in RSS feeds

the_post_thumbnail is one of my favorite additions to WordPress 2.9, but I recently ran into a problem… the images I had set as my post thumbnails weren’t being included in my RSS feed. Assuming you’ve already added support for thumbnails to your theme, you should be able to add this snippet to your theme’s functions.php… Continue reading Post Thumbnails in RSS feeds

WordPress 2.7 Comments – Style Starter #1

WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starters: WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #1 WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #2 Stylizing Threaded/Nested Comments in WordPress 2.7 In case you missed the first post related to WordPress 2.7 comments, please check it out. As promised here’s some starter CSS for stylizing comments in your WordPress 2.7-compatible theme. I hope… Continue reading WordPress 2.7 Comments – Style Starter #1

Stylizing Threaded/Nested Comments in WordPress 2.7

WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starters: WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #1 WordPress 2.7 Comment Style Starter #2 One of the features I love in WordPress 2.7 is the ability to have threaded (nested) comments up to 10 levels deep. While viewing comments on this – or any WordPress 2.7-powered – site, you’ll notice a Reply… Continue reading Stylizing Threaded/Nested Comments in WordPress 2.7

Theme Updates

The WordPress community gives much of itself to users who don’t always give back. I created Effercio Blue and Nanideska last year, but as of today both they are being released under GPL. If you downloaded them prior to today, the old Creative Commons license still applies. Effercio Blue – A two-column theme for WordPress. Support WordPress tags, dynamic sidebar… Continue reading Theme Updates

WordPress for iPhone

I’m typing this from the WordPress for iPhone app (http://iphone.wordpress.net). When I first heard about this app, I was excited. As good as some of the plugins are to make the WP admin more “iPhriendly”, they’re far from perfect. I think this app has a lot of potential, but it’s far from ideal.

WordPress 2.5 Sneak Peek

WordPress 2.5 Sneak Peek. I went ahead and upgraded to Release Candidate 1, just to test it out. So far, so good. It’s still in development, so be careful before you upgrade.

50000+ Spam Messages Killed and Counting

Since installing Aksimet, it’s blocked 50,222 spam messages from appearing on my site. That’s a lot of crap I didn’t have to deal with. Thank you Akismet. (I wish I could determine exactly when I started using the plugin… but I am not sure where to find that information…) If you’re blogging with WordPress, enable… Continue reading 50000+ Spam Messages Killed and Counting