Candleblog

The online journal of Vermont filmmaker, Bill Simmon.

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WordPress woes and sucky spam

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 by billsimmon in annoying, blogging, Digital Culture | 0 Comments

I’m revisiting my blog a bit these days, trying to figure out a way to make it useful for me and integrate it into my other social networking outlets, which have more or less taken over my net-life recently. In the process, I’ve come to have to actually deal with old WP versions and malicious spamware that has been festering on my server for a while. I’ve enlisted the help of a couple of WP-wise friends (thanks Ian & Alex!) and I’ve paid for a fantastic service called VaultPress, that very quickly identified where the issues lay and provided a checklist of things to do to address them. So right now I’m going through and nuking old databases on the server I don’t really use anymore and trying to lock down candleboy.com as best I can. It had gotten so bad, Google stopped listing the site entirely. The process isn’t over yet, but if you’re a WordPress user, I can safely say, VaultPress is well worth the $15/month.

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