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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress Sites

WordPress Site security : How To Avoid hackers

1. Place the below on functions to hide WordPress version.
function remove_wp_version() {
return ”; //returns nothing, exactly the point.
}
add_filter(‘the_generator’, ‘remove_wp_version’);

2. Activate the plugin Better WP Security and configure it.

3. Change folder permission
For Directories:  755
For Files: 644

4. Protect config file on htaccess
php>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>

5. No directory browsing. Add the below code on htaccess
# directory browsing
Options All -Indexes

6. Prevent Access To wp-content
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
<Files ~ “.(xml|css|jpe?g|png|gif|js)$”>
Allow from all
</Files>

7. Protect .htaccess
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order allow,deny
deny from all
satisfy all
</Files>

8. Securing wp-includes
# Block the include-only files.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^wp-admin/includes/ – [F,L]
RewriteRule !^wp-includes/ – [S=3]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/[^/]+\.php$ – [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/js/tinymce/langs/.+\.php – [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/theme-compat/ – [F,L]

# BEGIN WordPress

9. Help Prevent “Content Scrapers”
RewriteEngine On
#Replace ?mysite\.com/ with your blog url
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(.+\.)?mysite\.com/ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
#Replace /images/nohotlink.jpg with your “don’t hotlink” image url
RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ /images/nohotlink.jpg [L]

Make sure to replace “mysite” with your website’s URL and “/images/nohotlink.jpg” to the path of your image.

10. Protect Your WordPress Blog from Script Injections
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F,L]

11. Things to avoid when choosing a password:

Any permutation of your own real name, username, company name, or name of your website.
A word from a dictionary, in any language.
A short password.
Any numeric-only or alphabetic-only password (a mixture of both is best).

12. Change username of “admin.”  and Admin user id 1 to something else

13. Change the table_prefix: Many published WordPress-specific SOL-injection attacks make the assumption that the table_prefix is wp_, the default.
Changing this can block at least some SQL injection attacks.

14. Remove unused themes and inactive plugins from WP-content folder.

15. FTP : When connecting to your server you should use SFTP encryption if your web host provides it.
If you are unsure if your web host provides SFTP or not, just ask them.
Using SFTP is the same as FTP, except your password and other data is encrypted as it transmitted between your computer and your website.
This means your password is never sent in the clear and cannot be intercepted by an attacker.

16. Scan your site frequently.
http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

Automatically Backup Your WordPress Site to Google Drive – Version 2

We have released new version(v2) on wp google drive plugin to make back of your wordpress site files to google drive in efeectivemanner.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-google-drive/

Exclusive tutorial on How to Backup your WordPress blog to Google Drive. It is always recommended to backup your WordPress blog, which includes files (themes, plugins etc) and SQL tables (all your blog posts, comments, drafts etc are stored as tables in database).

Whenever your blog is gone (due to unsecured activities or some other reasons), these backups will help to get back your blog. In some cases, using 3rd party plugins and themes can also lead to malfunction of your blog, here also these backups helps to retain back your blog.

Reasons to Backup WordPress Blog to Google Drive

  • Its a Google Product and is free to use up-to 5GB.
  • Can get access to backups on any of the devices like Smartphones, Tablet PC’s, Laptops etc.
  • Backups will be uploaded in quite less time (sometimes based on internet connection also).
  • Highly Secure and reliable service, so there wont be any loss of data in the process.
  • Backups can be shared with your blog partners (if have any) with a single click of mouse

How to Backup WordPress blog to Google Drive

Download and Install Google Drive for WordPress plugin from official WordPress plugin repository.

Google Drive for WordPress Plugin »

Please see the video for plugin process.

Here is the step-by-step guide that helps to backup your WordPress blog to Google Drive. Brief list of things you have to do in this tutorial:

  1. Login to Google API and create a Client ID in it.
  2. Authorizing the Plugin by using Client ID and Client Secret.
  3. Setting up the plugin frequency to take backups.

google-drive-plugin

  • Go to “API Access” tab and click on “Create an OAuth 2.0 client ID”

backup-wordpress-blog-google-drive-api-access

backup-wordpress-blog-google-drive-api

  • Go to “API Access” tab and click on “Create an OAuth 2.0 client ID”

google-drive-api-access

  • In the pop-up window, give a product name and upload logo before clicking on “Next” button.

google-drive-create-client-id

  • By default “Web Application” will be selected and don’t change it.

google-drive-client-settings

  • In “Your site or hostname” section, click on “More Options” to expand link sections.

google-drive-client-id

  • Now, paste the link in the “Backup Settings” page here. Enter domain name in “JavaScripts” origin field.

google-drive-insert-url

  • Click on “Create Client ID” and you have successfully created a Client ID using Google API Console.

google-drive-dashboard

  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from API dashboard and paste them in “Configure Google” page.

  • You have to authorize the plugin by clicking on “Allow Access” button.

google-drive-permissions

  • Allow Access to the Plugin and the entire setup has been successfully installed.

Check Out : WordPress Plugin

How to automatically Backup WordPress blog to Google Drive

  • Now, you can configure this plugin further by entering the custom folder ID of your Google Drive.
  • Also define the maximum number of backups (use any positive integer in that field).
  • Set the frequency of backup and everything will be automatically stored in your Google Drive.

    Backup Settings:

    1. You can name your backup directory, any name you like just enter it on text box.
    2. Mail Options : Enable this option to receive mail notification after successful backup on google drive.
    3. Schedule Backup:You can schedule a backup duration here. Based upon the Scheduled time, it will automatically perform schedule backup to google drive.
    4. Manage database :
    –Check yes, if you want to keep Database backup
    –Check the option if you want to exclude particular tables from backup
    –Always keep a recent backup of your site.Here you have option to keep most recent backups.
    Select how many you want to maintain on your server.
    –If you want, you can move particular backup folder to google drive.
    5. Manage Files:
    –Check option to exclude files from backup
    –Select how many backups you would like to maintain on your server.
    –If you want, you can move particular backup folder to Google drive.
    6. On-time backup: For immediate backup.

    FYI:

    Both schedule backup and Ontime backup will works based upon your files selection on Manage database and Manage Files section.

WP Google Drive Plugin

We are Released New wp google drive plugin to make back of your wordpress site files to google drive.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-google-drive/

Exclusive tutorial on How to Backup your WordPress blog to Google Drive. It is always recommended to backup your WordPress blog, which includes files (themes, plugins etc) and SQL tables (all your blog posts, comments, drafts etc are stored as tables in database).

Whenever your blog is gone (due to unsecured activities or some other reasons), these backups will help to get back your blog. In some cases, using 3rd party plugins and themes can also lead to malfunction of your blog, here also these backups helps to retain back your blog.

Reasons to Backup WordPress Blog to Google Drive

  • Its a Google Product and is free to use up-to 5GB.
  • Can get access to backups on any of the devices like Smartphones, Tablet PC’s, Laptops etc.
  • Backups will be uploaded in quite less time (sometimes based on internet connection also).
  • Highly Secure and reliable service, so there wont be any loss of data in the process.
  • Backups can be shared with your blog partners (if have any) with a single click of mouse

How to Backup WordPress blog to Google Drive

Download and Install Google Drive for WordPress plugin from official WordPress plugin repository.

Google Drive for WordPress Plugin »

Here is the step-by-step guide that helps to backup your WordPress blog to Google Drive. Brief list of things you have to do in this tutorial:

  1. Login to Google API and create a Client ID in it.
  2. Authorizing the Plugin by using Client ID and Client Secret.
  3. Setting up the plugin frequency to take backups.

google-drive-plugin

  • Go to “API Access” tab and click on “Create an OAuth 2.0 client ID”

backup-wordpress-blog-google-drive-api-access

backup-wordpress-blog-google-drive-api

  • Go to “API Access” tab and click on “Create an OAuth 2.0 client ID”

google-drive-api-access

  • In the pop-up window, give a product name and upload logo before clicking on “Next” button.

google-drive-create-client-id

  • By default “Web Application” will be selected and don’t change it.

google-drive-client-settings

  • In “Your site or hostname” section, click on “More Options” to expand link sections.

google-drive-client-id

  • Now, paste the link in the “Backup Settings” page here. Enter domain name in “JavaScripts” origin field.

google-drive-insert-url

  • Click on “Create Client ID” and you have successfully created a Client ID using Google API Console.

google-drive-dashboard

  • Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from API dashboard and paste them in “Configure Google” page.

google-drive-plugin

  • You have to authorize the plugin by clicking on “Allow Access” button.

google-drive-permissions

  • Allow Access to the Plugin and the entire setup has been successfully installed.

Check Out : WordPress Plugin

How to automatically Backup WordPress blog to Google Drive

  • Now, you can configure this plugin further by entering the custom folder ID of your Google Drive.
  • Also define the maximum number of backups (use any positive integer in that field).
  • Set the frequency of backup and everything will be automatically stored in your Google Drive.

 

google-drive-plugin

google-drive-plugin

WANTED – URGENTLY 5 PHP DEVELOPERS

The PHP logo displaying the Handel Gothic font.

SecureNext Software

We plan to recruit 5 PHP developers with 2-3 years experience in our Chennai branch. The candidate should have a minimum 1.5 years experience as a PHP developer. A quick learner and a team player is an added advantage. The referred candidate must commit to serve the company for at least 2 years. If you know anybody who is meeting all the above requirements and is looking for a change, please refer them and ask them to send their resumes to murugan@securenext.net. & raman@securenext.com.

We want to close this recruitment in a week’s time and hence would appreciate a quick response !.. If the candidate referred by you is selected, then, you will get the referral bonus per selected profile as per the company rules and guidelines.

Job Description:-

For PHP openings, We need the following skill set :.

Edu.Qlfn: BE ( CSE / IT / EEE), MCA, MS (CS)

1) Should have minimum 1 year 6 month experience in PHP development

2) Good & hands-on knowledge in PHP, MYSQL, Jquery and CSS
3) A Fair knowledge in Joomla, wordpress and drupal will be an added advantage

We need the following details

Current CTC / Nett take home p.m.

Expected CTC / Nett take home p.m.

Referred By

Number of days required to Join

Reason for changing Job

How To Make Thread Comment On WordPress

Thread is feature that mostly used by forums. By the thread, we can comment not only the post, but also comment the existed comment. So it look like a reply within reply. So the hierarchy of the comments would be better and also, the commenter could get commented by the other commentator.

As you can see above, there is subcomments within comments, just like folder in our computer, isn’t it ? :-)

How To Hack ?

Want a blog that has threaded comments navigation like forum does? It is easy because with plugin, we can hack WordPress in the way we like. So what’s plugin to make the WordPress has the thread comment? It is WP Thread Comment

Features

  • One can reply on any exist comments.
  • The discussion will be displayed nested or threaded.
  • Easy to install. No hacking on WordPress or your theme is needed.
  • W3C compatible.
  • Customizable HTML / PHP / CSS on admin section.
  • AJAX support, enables to comment without reloading the whole page.
  • Choose AJAX or not freely
  • Get notification by email when reply is available.

Installation

Well, i must admit that the installation is a bit silly and little complicated, but it is easy and anyone can do this

  1. Download and unzip the Plugin package.
  2. Rename “wordpress-thread-comment” folder to “wp-thread-comment”
  3. Upload it to WordPress Plugin folder, ‘*WORDPRESSROOT*/wp-content/plugins/’
  4. Activate from Plugin page in the WordPress site admin.
  5. Have a check if there is a “reply” link on your exist comments.
  6. Other configurations like AJAX, HTML/CSS and more can be found in the option section in the site admin.

source : Mr Hokya dot com

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