Password reset spam and password protection

Password reset spam and password protection

There’s a measure in our setup to prevent discovery of your usernames by preventing scans of ‘/?author=N’, the oEmbed API, the WordPress REST API, and WordPress XML Sitemaps. However we’ve noticed a small increase in password reset activity to...
Password reset spam and password protection

Have you just let your domain expire?

You want your own domain, it’s cheap isn’t it? One extreme case I got hired to help out with had purchased over 20 for a brand new initiative. It had sunk a lot of money into the new initiative, so maybe they thought this domain acquisition spree was an...
Password reset spam and password protection

Twenty Twenty is here

With the latest platform update, OurLocality is running WordPress 5.3, a bit slicker and more secure. With 5.3 comes a freshly pressed template called Twenty Twenty, which is Gutenberg ready. Gutenberg is the new page editor based on moveable blocks, which if you have...
Password reset spam and password protection

To lump or to split?

“It is good to have hair-splitters and lumpers.” —Charles Darwin Unless you are a compulsive organiser, filing is a chore. And so is putting your news posts in right category. Making sense of piles or files isn’t always straightforward. The...
Password reset spam and password protection

SPAM BLOGS

A Spam Blog (known as a Splog in the jargon) is a website or blog created exclusively to peddle links to some other website, which may be fake or otherwise misleading. Spam blogs can generally be spotted easily as they: Have little or no local relevance / connection...
Password reset spam and password protection

Short Cuts

Life is too short to remember all these short cuts, suffice to say that you will find them all listed in the ? mark in the screen editor of your editing window. The headings ones are particularly handy if your copy pasted text got mangled or your helpful contributor...