Posted by Fahad Junaid on January 14, 2011 ·
I have been thinking to write this post for long time, although, couldn’t get time to write details about this major security issue. From my experience, I have seen a big percentage of users are using WordPress and a certain percentage always face some sort of Web Injections (Iframe for example) with any shared hosting provider. This post would go into deep to study why these web injections are occurring and how can you protect your wordpress blog from these sort of issues.
Lets see why these web injections occur. There are couple of factors when someone can inject something in your blog [...]
Posted by Fahad Junaid on September 16, 2009 ·
According to Wikipedia, RSS (most commonly translated as “Really Simple Syndication” but sometimes “Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works, such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video in a standardized format.
Posted by Fahad Junaid on September 9, 2009 ·
Today I faced very interesting problem with WordPress, actually I may not blame WordPress for all what happened to me today. I was reading about WordPress Attack Under Way so I decided to update all of my blogs. Updating was done smoothly, Unfortunately I forgot username/password and also contact email, so there was absolutely no way to reset the password as the resting option only work if you remember either user name or email address. I tried my level best to find a solution I did lot of searching but at last I found a way of changing both password and email address.
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on February 11, 2009 ·
Today wordpress.org announced availability of WordPress 2.7.1, first maintenance release of WordPress 2.7. It has 68 bug fixes found in previous release.
How can you upgrade
With earlier release i.e WordPress 2.7, upgrade process had been made quite easy, all you have to do is to go to Tools > Upgrade and click Upgrade Automatically and you’re done. It will take few minutes to download and install the new version to your server.
Alternatively if you have an older version than 2.7 or there is some problem with upgrading automatically, than it is better to upgrade manually. Download the [...]
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on February 8, 2009 ·
One of the significance of WordPress is to tweak it the way you like. If you feel there is something missing in your WordPress installation, you can check WordPress Plugins repository for your desired operation OR search and apply WordPress hacks without Plugins burden. There are some WordPress hacks and tricks that I use frequently. Listed below are some of my favourite WordPress hacks and tricks:
Get rid of curly quotes in your blog posts
I really hate these ugly curly quotes whether they are in a web page or desktop applications. Specially if there is some code provided in your blog post, they [...]
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on January 28, 2009 ·
From the very first day when I started this blog, I was thinking of creating a nice archives page template manually. But unfortunately I didn’t get time since than. So, my blog had not archives page until I came through SRG Clean Archives plugin for WordPress.
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on January 18, 2009 ·
Internet Explorer 6(IE6) may be the worst browser ever made. Softwares are called solutions for computing problems, but I don’t know how to name IE6, since it is a problem more than a solution. It has a long history of bugs but despite its poor performance till the date it occupies a large part of browsers market.
Apart from box model problems, there is PNG transparency handling issue with IE6. Developers have to write there own hacks to overcome this problem.
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on January 17, 2009 ·
Today Matt Mullenweg(founder of WordPress blogging/CMS platform) announced WordPress.tv, a visual resource for all things WordPress at official WordPress blog. Previously we were familiar only with some videos from WordPress guys containing a visual introduction of WordPress versions announced at that time.
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on January 2, 2009 ·
Recently I had a new WordPress installation over a new domain. Everything went fine except an option page error. While updating General Options I got the my dashboard page redirected to my blog front end & gave me a Page not found error. Searching through WordPress forums, I came through this solution. It’s easy to remove this error by updating your .htaccess file. Open you .htaccess file and put these line to the end:
Save & upload your .htaccess & try to update your general options page now.
Posted by Sajid Iqbal on December 24, 2008 ·
The image above has all 4 features that I love about WordPress 2.7 dashboard homepage, highlighted respectively. Fortunately all of these are present side by site. Lets talk about there functionality:
Show on screen:
This nice little enhancement in WordPress 2.7 is what I dreamed for months(if not years ). Finally I have control over my page modules, most of which I don’t need most of the times. So, its easy for me to remove unwanted modules just by un-checking the respective box. I feel happy for more room to work. Even I don’t like extra panels in Adobe Photoshop when I am working [...]