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And use wordpress for your blogging software I have compiled the top six plugins for Wordpress blogging software.




Wordpress Mods You Can’t Live Without


I run several blogs and I have helped design and implement numerous others. Each blog is unique and each blogger loves the ability to change themes easily. But there are several plugins that I automatically install when I set up a new blog for myself or I present to the customer when I am planning the installation of their blog.


1. Popstats - Even though for us English speakers the site being in Spanish is a slight difficulty, it is easily overcome by using Babelfish from Altavista. Popstats places a new tab on the Dashboard of the Admin menu and gives some very interesting and useful statistics about visitors to your blog.

2. WP-Postviews - Goes very well with Popstats. Enables you to display how many times a post had been viewed. You can place it in your posts.php to see info for each individual post and I also place it in the page.php to keep track of the views of the navigation pages.

3. Bunny’s Technorati Tags - Almost all blogs I run or maintain are listed in Technorati, and why not? It is one of the premier blog tracking sites in the world. Easy to use and it does help drive traffic to your blog.

4. Kimili Flash Embed - For all those who want to embed Flash animations into their blogs this is one of the easiest and quickest ways to do just that.

5. Adhesive - Does just what it sounds like it does. Let’s you enable one post to be a “sticky” post. Great if you need to get a piece of information out and want it to remain on top for a while.

6. Lightbox - Wonderful plugin! Instead of just showing an image in the browser, Lightbox dims the blog and opens up the image in the foreground. Very well done and polished. Check here for a sample.


There you have them. Six of the best and most useful plugins for Wordpress that are out there. I am sure that I probably did not mention your favorite. I’m sorry, but I wanted to boil it down to the best of the best. These are those.

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An unknown cracker broke into a server hosting downloads of the popular WordPress blogging software and rigged the file with a remotely exploitable code execution vulnerability.


News of the hack comes directly from WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg:



"If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately."


Mullenweg described the code planted into the download as "unusual and highly exploitable" and stressed that the 2.1.1 download was the only thing touched during the attack.


"This is the kind of thing you pray never happens, but it did and now we're dealing with it as best we can. Although not all downloads of 2.1.1 were affected, we're declaring the entire version dangerous and have released a new version 2.1.2 that includes minor updates and entirely verified files. We are also taking lots of measures to ensure something like this can't happen again, not the least of which is minutely external verification of the download package so we'll know immediately if something goes wrong for any reason, he added.


He did not say how the attacker was able to breach the server.


Now, WordPress is trying to get the word out to any user who may have downloaded the rigged version 2.1.1.


If your blog is running 2.1.1, please upgrade immediately and do a full overwrite of your old files, especially those in wp-includes. Check out your friends blogs and if any of them are running 2.1.1 drop them a note and, if you can, pitch in and help them with the upgrade.


If you are a web host or network administrator, block access to "theme.php" and "feed.php," and any query string with "ix=" or "iz=" in it.



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