Lately, I’ve been seeing the same thing Alex has—comment spammers using pingbacks from splogs to evade most comment spam mechanisms. In particular, I’ve been getting a lot of spam from the maxblog.eu domain; tonight, I explicitly blacklisted this domain all over rmfo-blogs. Looks like Spam Karma 2 [at 2.3, anyway] sees the positive pingback, adds… Continue reading Splogs, Spam Karma 2, and the Pingback Bonus
The rule of any long-running Web site is simple: content moves and old links break as a result. [caedmonscall.net] has been up and running since September 2001; it was, for its first few years, a hand-rolled site. Over the last year or two, we’ve transitioned it to WordPress, and things have been great. That said,… Continue reading Fixing the Broken Things
Holy architecture changes, Batman! 😀 I don’t think I’m still breaking anything here, but let me know if you think I am. Update, 1555 CDT: My apologies to the handful of subscribers of my comment feeds, who’re now seeing the effects of me using the BirdFeeder Pepper for Mint and the BirdFeeder WP plugin.
I know that a lot of people who read this Weblog run their own WordPress-powered Weblogs. As a result, I will make the rare WP post here on IJSM.org [with its far superior Google-juice to my WordPress-oriented Weblog, which rarely gets posts, much less views] and encourage you to scan your Weblog with BlogSecurity’s WordPress… Continue reading Scan Your WordPress Installation
I went to bed last night about 10:00 p.m.; when I woke up about 20 minutes ago and blinked my way out here to the office, I asked the air in here, “Why do I have 98 overnight emails?” The answer was simple: a splogger had hijacked my content into a WordPress install at cafeturk.net… Continue reading CafeTurk.net is a Splogger
Thanks to a poke from Weblog Tools Collection, I’m using Mark Jaquith’s Clutter Free plugin for WordPress, and I like it. I don’t need a lot of the frippery that shows up on the Write Post page, man. Purportedly, I’ll get some bandwidth savings out of this … may come in handy when I’m next… Continue reading Clutter-Free
Back in late June, I was at 100k spam stopped by Spam Karma. Now I’m at 260k. Things are definitely getting worse here, but I’m still withstanding the onslaught.
So … who knows anything about migrating a whackload of standalone WordPress Weblogs to a single WordPress MU installation?
This is your standard “I’ve upgraded, please report bugs” post. And yes, I know about the ob_gzhandler issue, folks. It’s intermittent, and I haven’t even begun to have the time to debug.
I’m doing my personal WordPress upgrades right now; I’m also doing a long-planned move of WordPress files to their own directory while I’m at it. I’m starting with my own stuff not out of a concern to have my stuff not be broken but, rather, because I don’t mind breaking my own stuff as I… Continue reading WordPress Upgrades in Progress