Tag: wordpress

Reducing WordPress Executions (Battling the Bots) – Updated

This is version 2 of this article, which was originally published on Jan 25, 2020. It has more updated information.

One of the many complaints I have about WordPress is that it has become a magnet for malicious bots. These … [continue reading]

Getting Started in Blogging in 2019

After my last post, My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks I received an email from a reader that I want to share and respond to.

What a clusterfck, Just think of the headaches that would create for a neophyte.

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My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks

This morning my blog was down. Some hackers uploaded scripts to mine crypto, which broke my WordPress install. With the help of SiteGround support, I was able to get the site up and running and free of malicious code.

Although … [continue reading]

How Google Helped Kill the Indie Web and How It Can Bring It Back

My hope is that someone that works inside Google reads this post and shares it with their co-workers. Maybe this post can get a conversation going about where the web is heading next.

In 2013, Google made a mistake. It … [continue reading]

The Problem With WordPress and How I Would Solve It

I use the WordPress content management system to publish this blog. As much as I love WP and think it is the best blogging software available, there is a problem.

Sitting on top of the blogging engine there are plugins, [continue reading]