You may want to bookmark this post, because I’m going to come back to it every few months and update anything that’s changed. In it, I’m going to talk about all the ways that hackers can get control of your WordPress blog, and then about many things you can do to secure Wordpress blogs.
WordPress 3.0 has a new php call: comment_form. It’s awesome in that it replaces about half the code in a typical theme’s comments.php file. But it’s not in most legacy themes, and the way to add it to your theme is not so obvious. Also, it’s nerve-wracking to customize because there’s no HTML to edit,
After setting up a Wordpess static front page with its own template the other day, I decided I didn’t want everything in the sidebars to show on that front page. I looked for conditional code to wrap around the items I wanted to hide, but that didn’t seem like the cleanest solution. Then I wondered: