Every now and then someone asks me how I’ve got blogs setup on my servers.
As such, I’ve decided to create this post that documents my setup and why I made some of the decisions I did.Continue reading
If you run a wordpress blog, you really should be aware that there is a global attack on wordpress blogs going on.
It’s coming from a bot net and is an attempt to find blogs that have their admin account enabled with easy to guess passwords.
I noticed the attack a couple of months ago when, while watching my web server log scrolling by, I noticed a significant number of attempts to use the wp-login.php script from random IP addresses.
A bit of research turned up information on the global attack.
Obviously I wanted to do something about it to protect my server.
Sorry it took so long, but other things had a higher priority.
I finally got around to writing a program that will update the current blog’s database with the content from the old database.
This is to correct the import problem that I discovered a few weeks ago.
I really should put together a bug report for wordpress.
Of course it would be even better if there were a mechanism to convert a single site wordpress blog to a multi-site blog, so these kind of issues would be avoided.
OK, this is a bit of a stretch … but the connection between IBM i and IBM Watson just got a tiny (very tiny) bit smaller.
Many people (especially those in the IBM i community) know that Watson runs on the Power 7 CPU (Power 750 to be exact) … the same chip that IBM i runs on.
Well, it turns out that the blog that IBM is discussing Watson on, ‘A Smarter Planet’, is running the “WP Tags to Technorati” plug-in for WordPress that I wrote.
OK, so it’s a BIG stretch … let me live my illusions 🙂
I’m in the process of experimenting with the multi-site capability of WordPress.
This allows me to run multiple blogs on a single instance of WordPress.
Right now I’ve moved this blog and Eclipsey Ramblings to multi-site. I’ll probably be moving Fallingrock Photography to it also (after I figure out the bug that’s causing the photos to not display correctly).
A few observations about the migrations that I’ve done so far … Continue reading
I’ve updated to release candidate 1 of WordPress.
Hopefully there won’t be any problems.
So far it seems to work fine.
Last night I wrote another wordpress plug-in … It’s called “Author Bio” and will add the authors biographical information (from their wordpress profile) to the bottom of the a post (only when the post is on a single page, not on the main page).
More information can be found on the plug-in page.
I’m now running WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 1.
Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t screw things up completely.
Actually, I’m not especially worried … in my little playing around with the beta versions, it’s been pretty stable.