I have a web site using Wordpress and a forum plug-in (Simple-Press) that's been around for awhile and has become fairly popular. All of a sudden I've begun getting at least 3 to 6 bogus user registrations each day that are coming from IP addresses in Russia and eastern Europe. I don't really know why or how concerned I should be. They don't need to register to post comments on my blog and Akismet is almost 100% effective at getting rid of comment spam. They're also either not trying to post spam on my forum or they can't get past the Captcha/challenge it uses. [more inside]
Is there an easy way to create a single page list that will show how many views each of the posts on my Wordpress blog has had? It doesn't have to look nice for publication. I just want to identify my least popular posts so I can either re-write or delete them.
How risky is to use the "re-install Wordpress automatically" function? I have an establish blog with a lot of visitors. My host (Dreamhost) notified me a few days ago that it was being used for denial-of-service attacks and they deleted the offending files. I've examined all my files and changed all my passwords since then to prevent any more problems. Everything seems OK now but even so I'd like to re-install Wordpress if I can do so without risk. I have recent backups but I don't have the time to rebuild the site right now if it gets screwed up.
I have a how-to type Wordpress blog and I'd like to start adding more photo essays and tutorials to it. I'm looking for advice about the best ways to organize and display them, recommendations for plugins or software that can make my job easier, and links to web sites that have found a way to do it better than almost everyone else. [more inside]
I have a Wordpress blog (v2.8) that sudden started displaying an Internal Server Error message. My host (Dreamhost) found a problem with my .htaccess file. I didn't do anything to cause the problem so I am wondering what happened and if it could happen again. I "fixed" it by replacing it with one that does nothing. I am also wondering what the file should contain. I know what its purpose is, but not much more than that. [more inside]