Fail2ban filter for WordPress

With the annoying brute force wordpress hack going round, one way to protect your site(s) would be to use fail2ban, with a configuration something like (which I’ve shamelessly lifted from http://blog.somsip.com/2011/12/protecting-apache-webservers-from-wordpress-admin-login-dictionary-attacks/ ). The below seems to be working, and given it’s relative simplicity it’s obvious how you’d go about changing to protect other POST based scripts… Continue reading Fail2ban filter for WordPress

Google News Sitemap + WordPress

Annoyingly the current version of the google-news-sitemap plugin for WordPress (v1.4) doesn’t work with some silly XML namespace error reported by google. See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/364929 and effectively the ‘patch’ on the Google Support forum thing which works fine (there are two bits of the plugin which need updating – whcih correlate to the two parts mentioned… Continue reading Google News Sitemap + WordPress