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ArtLung posts tagged with “wordpress” ·

  • Set permissions for all WordPress wp-config.php files to 600 on shared hosting
    A solid security recommendation from the company I host with that I have turned into a cron job:
  • Instalooter to WordPress
    I’ve been importing my Instagram posts for my @artlung account using IFTTT for 7 years with good results. But there was a set of several hundred posts from 2011 and 2012 that I never bothered with. To be honest looking back at the posts, and thinking of that time, those were the two years after…
  • Open Graph Protocol Tools updated to version 1.91
    It’s been 10 years since I first wrote the Open Graph Protocol Tools WordPress plugin. It was first published to the WordPress Plugin repository on April 28, 2010. It’s a tool that embeds metadata into your WordPress blog so posts and pages that can be parsed by social media. It’s not a particular popular plugin,…
  • Adding tags to blog posts retroactively.
    I’ve been reflecting my instagram posts back to this blog for a while now. One of the conventions there is mentioning people with the @mention and hashtagging posts with #hashtags. It has bothered me for a while that I didn’t ingest those tags and mentions in some manner. I left this lay for a long…
  • Suspicious Activity: “An admin user with the username backup was created outside of WordPress”
    On 14 February 2018, WordFence alerted me to highly suspicious behavior. This is the format of the email I received from WordFence version 4.9.3: This email was sent from your website “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]” by the Wordfence plugin. Wordfence found the following new issues on “[REDACTED BLOG NAME]”. Alert generated at Wednesday 14th of February…
  • Blog Post Visualization + Code
    I’ve been doing maintenance galore on this site. I have a hand-written theme and I’ve been doing things like returning the footer to a good shape and sweating the responsive details of it. I first wrote that code in 2010 but I’ve adapted it to be a bit better and now am using CSS Grid…
  • WordFence is vital for self-hosted WordPress instances.
    I’ve been hosting WordPress websites for a long time. This blog I migrated to WordPress in 2004. I had experience with it running San Diego Blog which started on B2 and I converted to WordPress in Summer 2004. So I’ve been hosting WordPress a long time. There’s a reason the software is popular. It’s free,…
  • Twitter magic?
    Trying out WordPress Twitter magic in WordPress 3.4: https://twitter.com/artlung/status/213144064407777281
  • Fancy banner on Open Graph Protocol Tools
    It’s been a banner week for development for me. Tonight I just learned about how to add a fancy banner to a WordPress plugin page, and lickity split I made one. Check it out on the Open Graph Protocol Tools plugin page. Here’s what it looks like in context: How do I make one of…
  • Wireframing: Hello Lonesome
    One thing I’ve really come to enjoy is the process of wireframing. Wireframing is low-fi design for a digital product. I do it for websites and apps. It’s a lot of fun. The tool I generally use is Balsamiq Mockups, which runs on Mac or Windows. I’m doing some housekeeping, so here’s a wireframe from…