Posts Tagged ‘admin’

Adding Menus To The Admin Bar

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December 17th, 2010
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As part of their ongoing series, WPEngineer has published a cool post that explains how to add new menus to the admin bar coming in WordPress 3.1. In the example, Frank adds a Codex Search button to the admin bar which is pretty convenient! He covers the function add_menu() and it’s various parameters as well. In the comments of that post however, Latz brings up an interesting point. Oh great, now every plugin will put a menu in the admin bar, Next stop: a plugin preventing others from cluttering the admin bar. While it’s pretty funny to think about the admin bar containing menus for all sorts of different plugins, it’s a potential problem that users may have to deal with in the future. Hopefully, plugin authors are diligent with not adding a menu to their options page as part of the default package of a plugin. For certain plugins, […]

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Flattered Or Ripped Off?

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January 6th, 2010
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WordPress fans are out in full force over the new admin interface presented in MovableType 5.1 which was released today. The controversy stems from how eerily similar the admin interface resembles the one that was introduced in WordPress 2.7. The similarities are easy to spot when you look at both interfaces side by side as evident by the post on BloggingPro.com. No doubt about it, the interfaces look the same albeit with MT’s added touches. While many fans of WordPress are giving Six Apart an earful, I’ve taken a bit more relaxed approach. One of the things that people constantly refer to WordPress for is its publishing interface. Since this interface is loved by many, is it really any surprise that something similar to it would appear in other publishing platforms? Also, I highly doubt WordPress was the first to have the layout that it does now. So with that […]

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Distributed WordPress Admin Account Cracking

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November 30th, 2009
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WordPress Security

Bojan Zdrnja has published a post on the SANS Internet Storm Center blog today highlighting a distributed WordPress admin account cracking script. The script was discovered by one of the sites readers on a virtual private server (VPS). The acquired script is written in PHP and performs brute force cracking attempts to WordPress admin accounts. While this particular version is relatively simple, the power behind the script and the MySQL database allows the attacker to distribute the attacks not only by sites, but also by passwords tried as well. The article goes into detail explaining how the script works and suggests the typical security precautions such as using strong passwords, changing the admin username and limiting the admin login page to only your IP address. Brute force attacks on WordPress are nothing new but it’s interesting to see this approach using a distributed technique. Hat tip to WPVibe.

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How Do You Do That?

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Ever wanted to do something in WordPress but just wasn’t sure how? In my experience this happens quite often, mostly with people new to WordPress. But, even the experts run into trouble sometimes. Today I thought I’d start a series of posts which will aim to explain how to do certain things in WordPress. Hopefully this will cover anything from quick tips and simple little functions, all the way up to more complex custom code and the like. So, stick around and you just might learn something. I think I’ll kick off the series with a couple simple ones… Why isn’t this plugin working with my theme? This is probably one of the most common issues I read about regarding WordPress. Sometimes even more experienced WPers can get this one wrong. Now, I’m not saying this is the solution to all problems between plugins and themes. Its just that this […]

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For The Love Of 2.3

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James Dimick, author of the Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin for WordPress has released a color scheme based exclusively on WordPress 2.3. Now, when you install this plugin, the default color scheme selected is called “For the Love of 2.3” which will take the new WordPress and make it look like the old. Something many WordPressers have wanted since the release of 2.5. However, James mentions that: It isn’t a completely faithful recreation but I think it’s pretty darn close. The scheme was created purely from CSS with no modifications to the core code. So while you might not be able to make WordPress 2.5 look similar to the way WordPress 2.3 did in terms of the user interface, you can at least slap on old faithful for that nostalgic look.

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Create Your Own Admin Color Scheme

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May 3rd, 2008
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Here at WeblogToolsCollection.com, we have already discussed how you can change the color scheme in the WordPress 2.5 administration panel from Classic to Fresh. We have also highlighted an awesome plugin that was written by Kaspars which gives users up to 8 different color schemes to choose from. However, what if you want to create your own color scheme? Thanks to a plugin written by James Dimick called Easy Admin Color Schemes, users can now create their own flavor of the WordPress 2.5 back end. After downloading and installing the plugin, you can access it by browsing to SETTINGS-COLOR SCHEMES. There are three color schemes to start you off, Classic, Fresh and Washedout. The plugin does not allow you to delete nor edit the Classic and Fresh color schemes. This makes sense as you wouldn’t want to screw up a default skin only to have to reinstall WordPress to fix […]

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