WordPress Archive

WordPress Security: Scan for Security Vulnerabilities

Here’s another WordPress security plugin recommendation! The plugin? Threat Scan Plugin. It has one task and it does it well. It scans all of your files for potential security holes. These holes more often than not utilize PHP eval function, which can allow for an attacker to run malicious code if not sanitized and secured

Security: Monitor Your WordPress Files

When an intrusion occurs on WordPress, depending on the level of breech, attackers can unfortunately modify your files. Generally, they hide in bits of obfuscated code utilizing evals and / or base64_encode /base64_decode. This is often found in the footer or header php files, or even the single.php file. A lot of attackers even go

WordPress Site Hacked – Scan Your Files for Malicious Code

WordPress is one of the most common CMS / blogging platforms available today. It’s free, robust, and easy to use. This makes it a big target for hackers. They setup automated scripts to try and hack you either through WordPress itself, brute force attempts, plugin vulnerabilities, or other means. You can harden your website using

WordPress – Remove WordPress Upgrade Notice

Ah, the beloved upgrade notice. It’s always a nice encounter. It fixes bugs and, occasionally, introduces new features, to the beloved WordPress CMS. While I’m always for upgrading whenever possible, there are those who would like to stay with the version they have. This may be for reasons such as developers modifying the core WP

New Release: WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 came out recently. You may be wondering — is it a big release? No, it’s not. WordPress has reached a state where most of how it’s setup is pretty much perfect. And so, the dramatic changes that were seen in previous iterations are now less likely. That doesn’t mean that updates don’t bring

WordPress: Check If Last Post In Loop

WordPress really is one of the best, user-friendly CMS’s / blogging platforms to have ever been created. Everything is easily accomplished (generally) and their documentation is great. You will, however, run into small issues when developing, that leave you going “huhhhhh”? This may be one of those small issues. So let’s get on to addressing

Guide: How To Transfer Users From One WordPress Blog To Another

Today, I needed to move accounts over from one WordPress website to another. It was on a different web host, different database, and different domain. How does one go about doing this? Well, it’s easier than you may think. To make things easier, let’s do some labeling… Website A is the website with the accounts

WordPress – How to Fix “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

Just attempt to upgrade your WordPress website only to find that the following message is stuck? Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute. Yeah. It happens. Especially if the upgrade fails / times out. Luckily, it’s not tough to get rid of this error. All you need is FTP access! Load up

WordPress – get_posts – Show Sticky Posts First

WordPress has a feature called “Sticky Posts” (it’s under the “Visibility” section for WordPress posts). As the name implies, the post will be pinned to the front page if checked. Unfortunately, get_posts seems to ignore this … and will show (by default) in Chronological Order…Which is fine usually. That’s how news should be. There are

WordPress – PHP for Simple Related Links (Using Categories)

Want to display posts from the same category as whatever post is being viewed? No problem. Simply copy the below and paste it into your theme wherever you’d like them to be displayed. Good spots: bottom of the post, footer, sidebar. This is set to spit out 5 posts right now. Change as needed. <?php