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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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GOOGLE DRIVE

A few years ago, many storage online appeared on the web. The first one, in 2005, was Box.net, followed in 2008 by Dropbox.net, including the multi-platform synchronization.

In parallel, we also saw huge OS editors, like Apple, Microsoft, … providing their own solution as SkyDrive, iCloud, Ubuntu One.

Today, after so many years of rumors, GOOGLE DRIVE is born. It is presented basically as an upgrade of Google documents, and allows user to get, for free, up to 5Go of online disc space. User can also choose another month to month plan between those proposed: 25 Go for $ 2,49 per month, 100 Go for $4,99 per month, and up to 1To for $49.99 dollars per month.

But what distinguish this plateforme from others?

Google includes a lot of search tools, character recognition system, and a tools able to analyse the photos stored on its servers. More over, when Google Documents proposed to virtualize about 15 files directly on your browser, Google drive will allow you to open more than 30 files,also Illustrator, Photoshop, or HD video, even if you don’t have the adequat softwares on your computer.

Google Drive will also includes a lot of differents tools and useful applications: you will ba ble to synchronize your documents in order to find them really easily on your computer. If you have an Android phone, just download a small application, and all your files will be available on your phone. You will also be able to share photos made with your phone with all your contact through your personal space.

https://developers.google.com/drive/examples/php

https://developers.google.com/drive/

https://developers.google.com/drive/get_started

WordPress 3.0.4 Is Now Available

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.”

Source: wordpress.org

Top 10 WordPress Security and Website Tips

When Office To-Go takes over WordPress website maintenance or a new project, we employ these security measures and recommendations.

1. Keep headers/logos under 125 pixels high. It takes up valuable viewing space, especially for laptop users, that is best left for the good stuff to appear “above the fold.” Take a cue from the big companies, simple logos done well say it all. This is our #1 pet peeve – screaming logos and headers!

2. Use STRONG passwords of 10 or more characters and DO NOT use “admin” for a username. Create a new user profile assigned to the administrator role, log back in with the new user profile and DELETE the admin file. It can’t be said strongly enough: use strong passwords for WordPress and any other site which requires passwords. Use an online password generator.

3. BACK UP your site regularly and keep a copy on your computer and off-site storage. If you have a very active site, back up daily. You spend a lot of time and money on your website, don’t skip this! The one complete solution that does it all is BackupBuddy, no other plug-ins back up your files, widgets, plugins and database. Need to move your site to another host, this will do it in less than a few minutes!

4. Select your plugins wisely, too many will slow down your site. Badly coded plugins are a hacker’s back door into your website.

5. Install the WordPress Firewall Plugin. This plugin investigates web requests with simple WordPress-specific heuristics to identify and stop most obvious attacks.

6. Move your configuration file one level above the root directory of your server (if you’re running WP in the root directory of your site as opposed to yourdomain.com/blog subfolder).

7. Do not use wp_ as a prefix for your databases. Most web hosting companies are eliminating that default now but if yours does not, change wp_ to anything else but that.

8. Install Secure WordPress plugin.

9. Install an anti-spam plugin such as WP-SpamFree.

10. Rewrite your .htaccess file to lock down your wp-admin directory by IP addresses. Add the following code to your file, replacing xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with your IP address:

AuthUserFile /dev/null

AuthGroupFile /dev/null

AuthName “Access Control”

AuthType Basic

order deny,allow

deny from all

#IP address to Whitelist

allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

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WordPress 3.0.2 – Mandatory Security Release

WordPress 3.0.2 is available and is a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions. Haiku has become traditional:

Fixed on day zero
One-click update makes you safe
This used to be hard

This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements. Big thanks to Vladimir Kolesnikov for detailed and responsible disclosure of the security issue!

Download 3.0.2 or update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area. You should update immediately even if you do not have untrusted users.

Source: wordpress.org

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate

As Matt teased earlier, the first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.0 is now available. What’s an RC? An RC comes after beta and before the final launch. It means we think we’ve got everything done: all features finished, all bugs squashed, and all potential issues addressed. But, then, with over 20 million people using WordPress with a wide variety of configurations and hosting setups, it’s entirely possible that we’ve missed something. So! For the brave of heart, please download the RC and test it out (but not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous). Some things to know:

  • Custom menus are finished! Yay!
  • Multi-site is all set.
  • The look of the WordPress admin has been lightened up a little bit, so you can focus more on your content.
  • There are a ton of changes, so plugin authors, please test your plugins now, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release.
  • Plugin and theme *users* are also encouraged to test things out. If you find problems, let your plugin/theme authors know so they can figure out the cause.
  • There are a couple of known issues.

If you are testing the RC and come across a bug, you can:

We hope you enjoy playing with the 3.0 RC as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you. Enjoy!

Download WordPress 3.0 RC1

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