Tag Archives: wordpress

Protect your WordPress site

WordPress is a very easy-to-use, powerful CMS and therefore tons of people use it to manage their sites. With such success, it has become one of the targets for lots of (black hat) hackers that are continuously working to break into other people’s sites to use them for their illegal purposes (such practices as hijacking, scamming, phishing and many others)

As soon as a WordPress vulnerability is discovered, these hackers will immediately try to exploit it.

WordPress developers do a great work at solving these vulnerabilities, through new improved versions. Continue reading “Protect your WordPress site” »

Get rid of spam comments on your WordPress site

When I started Meteo·Mobile, I knew very little about the challenges related to developing a web-app and maintaining a blog to share the improvements with you.

Through the years, I’ve learnt many lessons about managing a website, some of them the hard way.

Today, we start a new category in this blog. In this new category, I intend to share some of those lessons with you.

I don’t pretend this to be an academic sort of thing. More than that, I just wish to thank some great people for the awesome things they’ve developed and shared (for free most of the time)

In this first chapter, I want to thank the Akismet WordPress plugin.

As of today, Akismet has intercepted 49,330 spam comments in this blog; 5,595 in the last six months alone. In all these years, it only gave 1 false positive (a real human comment that it tagged as spam) and only missed 35 spammy comments. That’s a great record (99,91% accuracy rate!)

So thumbs up for Akismet !