WordPress Updated

After reading that WordPress 2.3.3 was an ‘urgent security release’, I figured it was probably best to upgrade. So I did.

I also took the time to upgrade all active plugins, delete the plugins I was no longer using and install some new plugins that looked worthwhile.

It took a while but I’m glad to have gotten it over and done with. I just hope that there isn’t another ‘security release’ needed anytime soon :)


Today I upgraded Wired Vision’s copy of WordPress and Mint. Fortunately neither were too difficult. In fact, it took all of 20 minutes or so, to do both :)

Unfortunately, I still have several other scripts that have yet to be upgraded. Namely vBulletin (x2) and ArticleLive. That’s one drawback about running several sites :(

I’m pretty sure the vBulletin upgrades will go smoothly as I haven’t installed many plugins and haven’t hacked any of the code at all. Plus the fact that Jelsoft have put plenty of work into the upgrade process.

ArticleLive on the other hand is going to be a handful :( I had to do some extensive hacking of the source code to make Web Design Point standards compliant (even with it’s templating system!). This means I’m going to have to upgrade my local copy first, make all the neccesary changes (which will probably take a week minimum!) and then upgrade online using the changes made locally. Ugh!

Comments Temporarily Disabled

I’ve temporarily disabled commenting because there has been 100+ spam comments posted over the past few days. The built in spam filter isn’t working properly, so I’m going to have to find an alternative way of stopping it.

Once I do, comments will be turned back on.

Update: Comments have been enabled again.

I have installed a new plugin called ‘Bad Behaviour’ which I hope will resolve the current comment spam problems.

* Fingers Crossed *

Comment Spam Problems

Recently there’s been an increase in comment spam here at Wired Vision. You may not have noticed it because I’m usually quick to deal with it. None the less, it’s becoming more and more of a problem. As a result I’ve implemented some additional plugins to combat it.

The plugins I’ve installed are Spaminator and Farook’s WPBlacklist.

Let’s hope this helps reduce comment spam considerably.