Happy Mother’s Day to the planet, to Mothers and to your Mothers. I didn’t really find links about mothers but I bet I will after today. ;-) I hope you have a wonderful day.
Here are the 5 most popular articles that I’ve written this year. This is according to google analytics and is based on pageviews. I selected the time period January 1, 2009 to April 20, 2009 for top content and then scanned the list.
Some of my most viewed articles were written last year. I have skipped over those and am only including the popular ones from 2009.
I probably login to 5 different WordPress sites every day and I’m becoming concerned about the lack of login security being used by clients. The username is admin, the passwords are words that aren’t hard to guess, the same password is used in WordPress, ftp and for the MySQL database and they don’t change the login after I have completed working on the site.
So, this post is going to be a gentle nag and is going to include a couple of basic security tips.
Earlier this week, I asked if you were an early adopter with WordPress upgrades. Following on the heels of that inquiry is a WordPress security update, which brings WordPress up to version 2.6.3. If you are running 2.6 or higher, you can see the message about the upgrade on your dashboard.
A vulnerability has been found with the snoopy.php file, which is responsible for the RSS feeds on your dashboard. This is not a crucial issue but snoopy.php is used by a number of plugins so, as always, I recommend upgrading.
There is, however, good news for people who are already running 2.6.2. According to Joost de Valk, at yoast.com, only three files need to be updated if you are already running the most recent version. Replacing three files via ftp or your cpanel file manager is SO much easier than a full upgrade. The three files are: