Posts Tagged ‘hack’

How to Only Retrieve Posts With Custom Fields

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One question I come across a lot regarding custom fields is how to only retrieve posts based on a custom field. For example, if a post has a custom field of “MyData”, someone might want to only retrieve that particular post. The WordPress Codex has a technique for retrieving posts based on custom fields, which consists of writing your own query and going through the results. The technique in the Codex is good, but I’ve found a re-usable way one can retrieve only posts with certain custom fields. The technique I use makes use of two custom functions placed in a theme’s “functions.php” and a custom WordPress Loop. Let’s get started — The “functions.php” file First, let’s place the two custom functions in the “functions.php” file. This file should be in your theme directory, but if it isn’t there, you can create one using any text editor. Here are the […]

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Vulnerable WordPress Blogs Not Being Indexed

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Vulnerable WordPress Blogs Not Being Indexed: Technorati has decided to not index vulnerable and exploited WordPress blogs. This comes after the recent spat of hacks that were discovered on various high profile blogs and websites. What was even more interesting was the fact that some of these hacks and exploitations might have come from covert and encrypted code hidden in various themes available for free over the web. The moral of this story is that you need to upgrade your WordPress blog now to WordPress 2.5. Just so that everyone is aware, WordPress 2.5 is the latest stable version and this should be the version that everyone should upgrade to. Any older versions leaves you vulnerable. [EDIT] As mentioned on the legacy 2.0 page, WordPress 2.0.11 is the latest stable download with all the latest security fixes for the 2.0 branch. However, WordPress 2.5 is still the latest and the […]

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WP Extension: WP-Manage

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January 20th, 2007
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WP Extension: WP-Manage This extension (or hack) for WordPress allows for backup and upgrade of WordPress from inside its own interface. I am not sure why it was not integrated into the WordPress admin though it does honor the WordPress user profile. It uses special Zip and Mysql backup backup classes from inside PHP and does not require the use or permission of passthu(). As an FYI (since my backup plugin had the vulnerability), the backup files created are still world readable and though the filenames are random, there is an element of risk involved. The upgrade feature, albeit cool, might be a bit dangerous if not coupled with the backup.

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Cleaning Up the WordPress Post Screen

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October 8th, 2006
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Read Cleaning up your Post Screen on how you can remove unwanted clutter on your post screen. You need to be comfortable editting WordPress core files.

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10 Flickr Hacks

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February 25th, 2006
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Cool Scripts, LinkyLoo, Photolog Script

10 Flickr Hacks Some of these have been listed on weblogtoolscollection before but some like Retrievr, are new.

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