Tag Archives: WordPress

WordPress xmlrpc attack work around

Tweet Block the naughty IPs using the htaccess file and this code: $ tail -10000 access_log |grep /xmlrpc.php|awk ‘{ips[$1]++}END{for (i in ips) print i ” ” ips[i]}’ 68.x.x.52 1 173.x.x.17 1 185.x.x.249 15 117.x.x.46 1 192.x.x.80 1 80.x.x.104 1105 180.x.x.59 … Continue reading

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Updating WordPress to 3.7.1 and then some of its 80+ plugins

Tweet Updating WordPress to 3.7.1 and then some of its 80+ plugins I need to update The Commons.  We have been at 3.5.2 for far too long.  With our CELT team, we have decided to update to the security update … Continue reading

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Of bot armies, brute force, admin and WordPress

Tweet Hello, I put in some work this weekend looking at WordPress and reports around the bot army attacking WordPress installations.  Our WordPress install is a complicated beast and that in itself, largely, may protect us from the more simple … Continue reading

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oEmbed YouTube videos

Tweet This is a quick test demonstrating the built in oEmbed code of YouTube in WordPress. Before this feature was added we had to rely on plugins like WP YouTube Player and YouTuber. We should be able to embed videos … Continue reading

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New Installation of The Commons including Buddy Press Part 2

Tweet Installation of the Virtual Machines and copy the production server A list: Find server infrastructure.  Eventually, the service will run on DMU’s converged private cloud but for now I’m making do with a DL360 G6 which will hopefully have … Continue reading

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New Installation of The Commons including Buddy Press Part 1

Tweet Introduction The Commons has been running as a pilot since February 2011.  It has just received its mandate to be a service.  One that CELT at DMU is excited about.  The hope of The Commons is to bring communities … Continue reading

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