Archive for the 'Wordpress' Category


IE 7 INCOMPATIBLE with WORDPRESS blogs using the stattraq plugin

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I’ve FINALLY tracked down what was causing the issue with displaying my page in Internet Explorer 7 (RC1). It turns out that the stattraq plugin in wordpress (stattraq site) is part of the problem. Now, I don’t understand exactly WHY… because I do have stattraq on each of the sites, but one… onlineradiotv.com carried this [...]

WordPress Category RSS feed links

Friday, August 4th, 2006

In working on the post related to software updates and making sure it was easy to find the category feed JUST for that led me on a “round the world” kind of quest to find a way to put the category feeds in the footer of pages in WordPress. The first thing I tried was [...]

WordPress 2.0.4 Update

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

It has been a few days now, but I noticed that WordPress 2.0.4 has now been released and is highly recommended due to the fixing of a few security issues. They also list a number of bugfixes as well. So, if you’re running a site based on wordpress it’s time to update. It’s really a [...]

Trackback and Comment Spam storms update

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Well it looks as though the storms of Trackback and Comment spam that I mentioned last week have just about tailed off now. About 6200-6300 posts were reported as junk by akismet and the “other” spam killing plugin probably got another couple hundred, so it’s been pretty deep. Anyway, the first few days, I was [...]

Trackback spam and countermeasures like Akismet and trackback validation

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

As I’ve already commented today…. there has been a massive trackback spam swarm going on the last 24 hours. I’ve now racked up 1300 or so in the Akismet filter on this site and another 150 or so on another two sites. Akismet has been very impressive in defending this attack. Only 1% of the [...]

Another trackback spam storm overnight….

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

All of the the swarms of trackback spam seemed to last an hour give or take a few minutes, so it does look kind of like “rent-a-bot” activity, lots of different IP addresses, trackback spam sites seem to have a common theme – the last batch was insurance type sites…. a sampling of about three [...]

Speaking of botnets….

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I seem to be getting the second flood of trackback spam attempts on the day. LOT’s of ip addresses, from all corners of the globe – most seem to be casino-related trackback spam. I guess botnets are being used for comment spam? It sure looks like a “100 pcs for an hour to do your [...]

Wow, impressive comment spam storm

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

But perhaps you are not as powerful as the emporer has foreseen…. I just skimmed the stats and saw an abornmal spike in traffic over the last hour, so being curious…. I checked the server logs and saw trackback post after trackback post, all different Internet Explorer versions. It doesn’t seem to be the same [...]

Cleaning out a few draft posts….

Friday, May 5th, 2006

I really like a lot of features about WordPress. One is the ability to start a draft post and hang on to it indefinitely. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning out a batch of some of the many draft posts I’ve accumulated over the last few weeks. (Along [...]

WordPress plugin stattraq speedup

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

I’ve made mention I think that I use the stattraq plugin for wordpress as one of the ways to see where traffic is coming from on the site, etc. etc. etc. I think I mentioned it as one of my stat tracking tools about the time Google Analytics limped out of the gate… Anyway.. one [...]

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