I’ve always seemed to have more ideas than time. I really should start keeping a log of all my ideas – I’d be curious how large such a list would grow. These are things from awesome website ideas, to ideas for a business venture, to even things like politics and local community development. This is undoubtably why ideas are viewed as being a dime a dozen. Ideas are the easy part, execution is where the things get tricky.
Search the Internet for “securing WordPress” and you will see no shortage of articles discussing various plugins that promise to make your website more secure.
Many of what you’ll find is valid – I even use a few such plugins. However, plugins can only do so much. Security-minded WordPress admins should also be wary of installing too many plugins, as doing so increases the surface area of attack. For these reasons, I prefer to use Nginx as an added security layer for my WordPress sites. Below are 5 helpful tips for hardening a WordPress site with Nginx.
Recently Motherboard carried a piece on The Rise and Demise of RSS – a fascinating account of how the web has changed over the past two decades. Underscored in the article is the shift to social media that has occurred over the past decade. Most young people consume their news from social media, so it is no surprise that the need for a turn-of-the-millennium technology like RSS might be waning.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Hopefully you are enjoying today with those who are special to you. Stay tuned in the coming year for more posts from me, but for now I’m just enjoying the holidays with my family.
Some of you may have noticed that several pages on this blog have been generating 404 errors for the past week or so. This was due, in part, to my recent migration to a Windows Server 2008 (IIS7) machine. Most of the blogs service interruption could have been avoided had I properly "test drove" the website after the migration. But in my haste I simply transferred the files to the remote server, hit the home page, and called it a night. Little did I know that most of the blogs content was unreachable.