WordPress theme hacked!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

I was just digging around my theme editor trying to insert a piece of HTML from my hosting service that says that my site is Green, because the hosting service Carbon Neutral. I decided to add the HTML to the footer of my theme. When I looked at the file there were tons of links embedded in a div that had a style of ‘display:none’ !!! I looked at the header and same thing, there were tons of hidden links. I of course deleted the divs from each file and all is well now.

It turns out that people’s WordPress themes are getting hacked for some reason. Here’s an article about it.

Upgrading WordPress using SVN

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

I just recently discovered I manually installed this blog a long time ago, instead of using my hosting service’s “one click install” feature to install WordPress.  They also make it really easy to upgrade.  But I also found out that at some point I had converted my install to use SVN instead.  So, now all I have to do to upgrade my WordPress software is to:

  1. Go into the root directory of your blog
  2. type ‘svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.7 .‘  (make sure you refer to one of the right version tags here)
  3. Go to your browser and run http://yourblog.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php

That’s it!  Really simple right?!

Read this to find out more information about SVN and WordPress.