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WordPress Under Attack

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.

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Blog Database Fixed

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.

Six Degrees

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 🙂

Trying Multisite

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).

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Author Bio Plugin

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.

WordPress 2.7 RC1

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.