Hardening WordPress

Credit: WordPress.orgSecurity in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren't taken. This article will go through some common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your WordPress installation secure.This article is not the ultimate quick fix to your security concerns. If you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with … [Read more...]

What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?

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We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site. "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." This file will be automatically removed when … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.1.1

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including:Some security hardening to media uploads Performance improvements Fixes for IIS6 support Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issuesVersion 3.1.1 also addresses three security issues discovered by WordPress core developers Jon Cave and Peter Westwood, of our security … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.0.5 Update

We will be updating all our WordPress Clients to this new version within the hour. WordPress 3.0.5 is now available and is a security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions.This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update.Three point oh point five Enhances security Three point one comes soonThe release addresses a number of … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.0.3 is here

WordPress 3.0.3 has just been released. All RFE Hosting sites will be updated over the next few hours. You may upgrade yourself anytime by logging in under Dashboard > UpdatesWordPress 3.0.3 is available and is a security update for all previous WordPress versions.This release fixes issues in the remote publishing interface, which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish, or delete posts.These issues only affect sites that … [Read more...]