Tag Archives: security

Multiple Site Admin Permission Solution in WordPress MU…Kind Of

Now what do I do?Admission: I am a tech-freak. My idea of Christmas presents this year? WEB SITES FOR EVERYONE! Now, I made this decision and just started purchasing domain names. As an afterthought (I know…great time to think about it), it occurred to me that I am the only web-minded person in the family. Great! Now everyone has a website that they are going to want help maintaining. Great planning, kruser! Then it hit me (again…my timing is impeccable), I have WordPress MU! Problem solved. But wait, there’s more. One of the sites was for my niece, a rather web-centric person as well. I wanted her to have full reign of her own domain instead of being bound to my themes and plugins. I figured making her an Administrator of her domain would solve this issue. NOPE! Well, damn…back to square one!
NOTE: If you are not well versed, or at least adventuresome with your hosting service and database management, just skip this article! Continue reading

2 Steps to Stopping Splog Registrations in WordPress MU

Comment Spammers Burn in HellI was doing some routine maintenance on all of my blogs today, when I noticed an unusual number of new blogs had been created on one of my domains. Immediately, I was filled with a feeling of pride…one of my blogs had finally gone mainstream! Out of sheer excitement, I logged in to the site to see what my new authors were posting. As the page loaded (my internet is running a tad slow tonight), I felt like child unwrapping the BIG present Christmas morning. I eagerly anticipated reading the newest blog posts, but was instead met with a stunning revelation: sploggers had invaded. Continue reading

42 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

WordPress Logo
I was sitting here pondering what to post. I thought I would jump on my blog to check recent comments. Once I logged in, I saw I had a plugin update available and I did a mini-dance in my head. I love plugin updates because you never know what new features you are going to get. Then it hit me…why not do a post on my favorite WordPress plugins? So, without further adieu, here they are! Continue reading

Securing your Wireless Network

wirelessSo, you have a wireless network. Now it is time for you to take security seriously. Most people think that setting up a wireless network and hiding the SSID is all you need to do. I have been in networking for several years, mostly as a service tech. I cannot tell you how many times I rolled on a service call to find that a customer’s wireless network had been compromised, often without them even knowing. In my experience, internet leaching neighbors is the most common form of network compromise. However, wardriving is an even bigger threat. When a wardriver finds your unsecured (or weakly secured) network, it is often loaded to a server with GPS coordinates letting others know where they can go to leach internet, or worse. While there is little you can do to stop a truly dedicated hacker, it is rather simple to keep your network from being labeled as a prime target. Continue reading