You may have read about the “lovely” botnet that’s been targeting WordPress sites (self-hosted, NOT those on wordpress.com) with lots of attempts to bruteforce your admin login. No? Read about it.
I’ve been giving the following list of resources to clients and students over the years, to help aid in their learning goals. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good start. I’ll update this post whenever I come across good resources.
Full disclosure: All of these books listed, except Digging Into WordPress, lead to Amazon.com. None of the Amazon.com links are affiliate links, so I don’t benefit from purchases made through them.
I’ve recently received several emails from visitors to this site saying they were having trouble accessing blog pages and entries. I want to apologize for those issues. They should be resolved now.
This provides a nice segue into a conversation I had recently about troubleshooting issues in WordPress. Specifically, troubleshooting some of the error messages generated by security plugins. I’ve written previous posts about WordPress security, and I suspect I will write even more. While the issue folks were having recently, wasn’t necessarily a security issue, it was a security plugin that triggered errors that I received via email. Ultimately, the issue was a file name, and server logs are involved.
If this post intro makes you feel like you’re reading “Cloud Atlas” (i.e. confusing), I’m sorry. The point of Cloud Atlas is true of the things you’re about to read, everything is connected.