WordPress blogs continue to be attacked by hackers. Weblog Tools Collection Plugin Competition entries announced. BuddyPress makes WordPress social. Pithy WordPress sayings wanted by the WordPress Podcast, along with your favorite WordPress Plugins. The All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin will no longer be supported. WordPress Theme designers: why not make the Administration Panels match your WordPress Theme? It’s easy!
WordPress Blogs Hacked: Again, many WordPress users did not heed the call to upgrade their WordPress blogs with the mandatory security releases and some were hacked. Donncha tackles the issue of hacked WordPress blogs and how to know if your blog has been targeted by these redirected hits from Google techniques and older ones. The article includes a lot of helpful code and techniques for uncovering the attacks. Peter’s Useful Crap also published information to change notification of WordPress blogs on Linux to avoid being exploited and prevent future exploits by hackers. I covered a lot of issues on how to find out if your block has been hacked in WordPress Security Prevention, Reactions, and Scares. Remember, the best protection is prevention. Update now.
WordPress Plugin Competition: Weblog Tools Collection’s WordPress Plugin Competition for WordPress 2.5+ is on and they’ve now opened the Plugin Competition Blog and updated their competition prizes listing for the winners. If you haven’t entered your WordPress Plugin entry yet, get it done now as it will be ending soon. For the rest of us, we just love seeing all the new entrants coming in. Current entries include:
- WP Comment Remix
- Fun with In-Context Comments
- Reflex Automatic Blogroll
- WordPress: Display comments on main page
WordPress banned and blocked: Recently, I wrote How to Access Banned WordPress.com Blogs and How Do You Know If Your Blog is Banned or Blocked? which covers how to find out if your WordPress or other blog or site is banned or blocked by IP blocks or filters, and how to bypass those blocks. WordPress.com continues to have problems with country-wide blocks as well as blocks and bans from firewall filtering programs through corporations and educational institutions, as do many other blogs. If you fear your blog maybe blocked, there are options to get it unblocked.