Protect your WordPress blog with these plugins

June 17, 2009 | No Comments Yet

With WordPress 2.8 out, that means it’s upgrade season for us. That also means older, unupdated versions of WP more vulnerable to attacks. Keith Dsouza of Weblog Tools Collection has a list of recommended anti-spam and antivirus plugins to help improve security on your blog:

Anti-spam WordPress Plugins

  1. Akismet
  2. WP-SpamFree Anti-Spam
  3. WP-Hashcash
  4. WP reCAPTCHA
  5. Math Comment Spam Protection

Security WordPress Plugins

  1. WP Security Scan
  2. WordPress Exploit Scanner
  3. AskApache Password Protect
  4. TTC WordPress Security Tool
  5. Secure WordPress
  6. WordPress Firewall

Check out the blog post for details and download links to each of the plugins listed above. Got any more plugins you can recommend? You can never have enough!

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How has WordPress changed your life?

March 25, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Jeremy Visser, an avid user of WordPress since the early days, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the open source project at the WP-Hackers mailing list:

That’s the day I first downloaded WordPress, and discovered the joy that
it is. It was love at first sight, and WP 2.7 brings me closer to the
same “magic” I felt in 1.5.1 than any release between 2.0 and 2.6 did.

I would like to take this opportunity thank everyone who made WordPress
what it is today, and what it means to me.

WordPress has improved my writing skills, made me new friends, taught me
about open source software development, given me PHP/MySQL coding
skills, given me jobs, and welcomed me as part of its community. It
means a lot to me.

Read the whole message here. Most of us haven’t been users as long as Jeremy has, but quite a few can certainly relate, developing new skills and gaining new opportunities because of WordPress.

(Via WPLover)

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