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Restrict WordPress Admin Access by IP Address

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This is a guest post by Eric Sizemore, a web developer, programmer, and domainer. In light of recent events, anyone using WordPress is apparently susceptible to what’s being called “Distributed WordPress admin account cracking”. You can view this article for more information. This post aims to provide an extra layer of security both to your

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WordPress 2.8.3 Security Fix: Admin Password Reset

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Just found out about a potentially annoying WordPress 2.8.3 security issue. Basically, anyone can reset your admin password without any confirmation. This could be a major annoyance if someone decides to reset your admin password constantly. I just tested this (on one of my own test blogs, of course) and it actually works. After anyone

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Disable Syntax Highlighting in WordPress 2.8

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I was initially excited about the CodePress syntax highlighting in WordPress 2.8, although after actually using it recently, I changed my mind. While just the syntax highlighting alone is not a problem, the way it completes quotes, and auto indents makes it somewhat annoying to say the least. I asked on Twitter, and found a

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WordPress Smiley Spam Technique

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I’m not sure if this technique has been around a while or what, but I’ve just noticed it. Someone just tried to leave a comment on older post here at Theme Lab with the usual “nice post thanks” and a smiley as the anchor text (or image in this case). How It’s Done These comment

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How To Efficiently Set Up WordPress Theme Demos

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If you’re a WordPress theme author of multiple themes, then you’ll probably want a more efficient way of handling “live demos” than setting up a brand new WordPress installation on each. I personally use the theme switcher plugin on my live demo site. What this plugin will allow you to do is set up a

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Ever Wanted To Remove The /category/ Base?

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One plugin which I use frequently on my WordPress development projects is the Top Level Categories plugin. What this plugin will do is remove the /category/ from the URL upon activation. For example: http://www.example.com/category/uncategorized/ will change to http://www.example.com/uncategorized/ No other configuration to the plugin is needed, all you need to do is activate. This plugin

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