M3talinks For 08/03/2011

  • ““Cowboy coding” is the phrase we use around here to describe the practice of changing code directly on production servers. It’s not really a best practice, and we generally discourage it, but every once in a while it becomes necessary…”

    tags: coding cowboy bestpractices

  • “This plugin searches the files on your website, and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious. It also examines your list of active plugins for unusual filenames.

    It does not remove anything. That is left to the user to do.”

    tags: wp-plugins WordPress security scanner

  • “TAC stands for Theme Authenticity Checker. Currently, TAC searches the source files of every installed theme for signs of malicious code. If such code is found, TAC displays the path to the theme file, the line number, and a small snippet of the suspect code. As of v1.3 TAC also searches for and displays static links.

    Then what do you do? Just because the code is there doesn’t mean it’s not supposed to be or even qualifies as a threat, but most theme authors don’t include code outside of the WordPress scope and have no reason to obfuscate the code they make freely available to the web. We recommend contacting the theme author with the code that the script finds, as well as where you downloaded the theme. The real value of this plugin is that you can quickly determine where code cleanup is needed in order to safely enjoy your theme.”

    tags: WordPress plugin security themes wp-plugins

  • “Shell is a fully featured premium-like WordPress Theme. Shell is suitable for a serious Bloggers as well as Business Owners because it is a CMS Theme with fully customizable landing page which features proper SEO structure, Theme Options manageable content, call-to-action button and more. It is also great starting point for Theme Developers or users who need to save time when building Themes. Use Shell as your Parent Theme and expand your work via 10 built-in action hooks. Currently Shell offers three custom Templates: Blog, Sitemap and Full Width Page. “

    tags: wordpress shell free themes

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