TimThumb WordPress Security Vulnerability

Zero Day Vulnerability in Many WordPress Themes TimThumb is a popular image resizing utility used on millions of sites worldwide. It is inherently vulnerable because it allows hackers to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code in your timthumb cache directory. To prevent this from happening, it is urgent that you either update your TimThumb script […]

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WordPress Resources

I’ll be adding to this list, so please let me know if you have any WordPress resources you think should be added here. For those of you who want to understand WordPress PHP better, be sure to check out: http://adambrown.info/b/widgets/easy-php-tutorial-for-wordpress-users/ WordPress Books The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 3rd Edition – While […]

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How do I set up RSS Feeds on my WordPress website?

Q. How do I set up RSS Feeds and enable email subscription to feeds on my self-hosted WordPress website? Also, how do I promote that feed elsewhere (like on my LinkedIn account)? By default, WordPress comes with various feeds (http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds). These different feeds are invoked via template tags in the WordPress theme header.php file. You […]

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When Assessing the Security Risk of Using WordPress as a CMS

The other night, I was part of a panel discussion at Boulder Digital Arts about WordPress. We had three panelists: me, Bethany Siegler of UniqueThink.com, and Doulgas Wray of MacWebGuru.com. In the middle of the presentation, someone asked: A programmer friend of mine suggested that I should use a lesser known CMS because WordPress is […]

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