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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.

Explore the REST API

I have had the pleasure of working with the WordPress.com REST API over the past few weeks and am very excited to start “dogfooding” this resource everywhere I can. One cool feature is that all the endpoints are self-documenting. In fact, the documentation for the REST API is built by the API itself! With this information we were able to build a console to help debug and explore the various resources that are now available through the new API. So let me introduce you to the new REST console for WordPress.com. A word of caution: the console is only available when you are logged into WordPress.com and is hooked up to the live system, so be careful with your POST requests! At its simplest you can supply the method, path, query, and body for the resource you wish to examine (it’s pre-populated with /me). Press “Submit” to see the response status for your request and an expandable JSON object that you can explore. All links listed under meta are active, so click one to make another request. To get a better idea of what kind of parameters a request can take, select it under the “Reference” section. It will then provide an interface with some contextual help to let you know which path, query, and body parameters it accepts, what each of those parameters are for, and a field for you to provide the value.

Explore the REST API.

 

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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

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

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