WordPress posted an alert today that some plugins had been modified with suspicious backdoors – check this article if you use either AddThis, WPtouch, or W3 Total Cache
WordPress really is the bomb. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted for hosting my own blog, and yet the new features keep coming. I’m loving the admin bar that appears across the top of the page when you’re logged in – makes it so much easier to jump into Dashboard features.
While I’m at it, not 3.1 related, but the Android app for WordPress is awesome too, letting me submit draft posts back to my site which I can pick up later when I’m back at a keyboard. Brilliant.
- sudo adduser wordpress
- sudo adduser wordpress www-data
chgroup the wordpress dir to the www-data group:
- sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www/wordpress
Add the following to /etc/ssh/ssd_config to chroot the wordpress user to the wordpress directory:
Restart the sshd service:
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart
Wow, where to begin. I just spent a couple of weeks messing around with Joomla, installing templates and installing/configuring extensions and I got to the point where I had things setup as I wanted. It was a bit of effort to get there, but it was still an incremental improvement from my own home-grown blog software that I’d been using since around 2002.
Someone at work mentioned to have a look at WordPress. Wow. I am stunned. It’s beautiful. It does everything I need, straight out of the box. Easy to install and configure, everything works. Has all the features I was looking for:
- menus and categories
- layout templates
- tagging and tag clouds
Simple needs, but stuff I wanted to use without too much messing around. I like it. Sorry Joomla, I think you’re a couple of years behind where you need to be.