Worm wiggles through weary WordPress... Make sure you're keeping WordPress uptodate & secure

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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    And just a couple more links about this. Apparently there is an attack on right now that is growing by the hour.

    WordPress Attack Underway: WordPress Users Must Upgrade [ALERT]

    Old WordPress Versions Under Attack Lorelle on WordPress

    WordPress › Blog WordPress 2.8.4: Security Release
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    • Profile picture of the author KaylaB
      Yes, I spend a large part of yesterday updating all my sites. Fortunately with the current versions updating is a very simple process. Still - you do have to login to do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    Is there an easy way to do this? It's a real pain updating large numbers of Wordpress sites. What about Wordpress MU? Does that simplify the updates?

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    • Profile picture of the author David McKee
      Originally Posted by pearsonbrown View Post

      Is there an easy way to do this? It's a real pain updating large numbers of Wordpress sites. What about Wordpress MU? Does that simplify the updates?

      Pearson
      Yes, Wordpress MU will allow you to monitor and update all of your "sub-blogs" with a single update. Same with plugins. Wordpress has been saying for awhile that the two code-bases are merging (in version 3.0?), we will see. I only have a couple of blog sites so I don't use MU, but may in the future.

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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    When you update a Wordpress site do you do this just by Clicking that Update link that is displayed in the admin? Also, if I update from there, it won't delete my posts, plugins and themes will it?
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    • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
      Originally Posted by AndyBlackSEO View Post

      When you update a Wordpress site do you do this just by Clicking that Update link that is displayed in the admin? Also, if I update from there, it won't delete my posts, plugins and themes will it?
      Hi Andy - Check out this plugin -

      WordPress › Wordpress Automatic upgrade WordPress Plugins

      It backups both the site files and the database... and offers you 2 chances to save them. ;-)

      The names of the backup files are pretty random and have nothing to do with the site name, although they are coded as to WHICH files they are.

      If you are backing up multiple WP sites, you might do what I do...

      I create a folder to holds ALL of the backup files and I usually name it with either a reference to the date or the WP versions.

      Save the files for each site in this folder, but add an identifier at the beginning of the file name.

      For example, Folder WPv27 holds these files:

      Site1-wpau-db-backupCkgeiknE.zip

      Site1-wpau-files-bak-uAebnFsr.zip

      Your WP installation will be updated. Your themes and plugins will remain the same and would need to updated as appropriate. Your posts remain intact. ;-)

      HTH,
      Tink
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    • Profile picture of the author Linda Van Fleet
      Originally Posted by AndyBlackSEO View Post

      When you update a Wordpress site do you do this just by Clicking that Update link that is displayed in the admin? Also, if I update from there, it won't delete my posts, plugins and themes will it?
      Yes, Andy, you just click that update link. in my experiences with about 50 sites it works flawlessly. I didn't backup ... probably should have ... but I had no problems and all the posts, plugsin and themes are fine.

      Even if it does take a few minutes per site it is worth it! don't be a victim of this evil worm attack.

      Linda
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  • Profile picture of the author Bright Wings
    Hi Nathan,

    Do you have a link to get the Blog Lockdown? Or is it available through the WP site?

    What are it's features that make it a must-have?

    Thanks.

    Nancy
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