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Bulk Delete plugin

PLUGIN? ‘Bulk Delete’

What a wonderful time saver this plugin is. There was over 1400 user accounts (spammer bot created accounts) and as I started to delete them, it was going take forever.

A quick search in the plugin-search box turned up this little gem

Bulk Delete user-accounts
Deleted 1400 user accounts

And in an attempt mitigate further automated account creation,  the ‘Restrict Usernames’ plugin (with a criteria that is difficult) has been installed to stop this activity.

unwanted traffic

Found this little extract on Telstra’s website – It seem very mundane, and boring – until you realise what these policies mean for ever-day usage of the Internet (if you managing a mail server), .. and we all like our email-system(s) / inbox to be clean. Below is a small segment from Page 5 of 7

If you find this text (below) interesting, … you could read this wonderful document in full by downloading from this url – http://www.telstra.com.au/internetdirect/docs/unwanted_traffic.pdf

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~ unwanted traffic ~ CLICK this image, it will open this image (by itself) full-size in your browser (If your interested in that sort of thing) - I think the bit in RED is the best bit, ...

6. Ensure your system does not allow unwanted services to the Internet

Ensure mail relay is not allowed by your mail system

Email spammers search for and use computer systems that allow mail relay. They send bulk mail another’s mail server. Not only does this present a cost but also increases the risk of being “black holed” thus not being able to send legitimate Email.

NOTE: To comply with the Telstra Internet Direct AUP, you must disable open mail realy function on any mail server on any network connected to your Telstra Internet Direct Service.

Ensure “Open Socks Proxy” is not available via your system

There are a number of viruses, worms and Trojans that seek and/or install open proxy services on systems. Once the attacker has gained access, the system can be used to send spam, with the result being similar to that of “open mail relay” above.

Some operating systems allow open proxy by default. A good firewall policy can reduce the risk of an attacker using an open proxy in your system.

Systems that have been compromised using an open proxy method may have other back doors installed. It is best to seek expert help in the elimination of back doors on systems. Ensure your site is not listed as being open proxy on any “black hole lists”, as being listed will attract more attempts to use your open proxy service.

Project for tomorrow -(expand source)-

Work through this tutorial – http://devmd.com/r/posting-source-code-in-wordpress-posts

Another? – (related-info-source) here – http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

UPDATED – 5:05pm Tuesday 30 Nov – Maybe Saturday might allow (time) for this project to be completed then.

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UPDATED – 8:55am Sunday 12 Dec – It has taken some time to get back to this little project, .. (Here goes)

The first thing when using these (two) plugin’s – # SyntaxHighlighter Evolved -&- # Visual Code Editor – is that you MUST use the HTML-Tabbed-Page to enter the underlying ‘short-codes’.

Expand the code; – From a previous post -> Kubrick theme – (customised dtab plugin) <-

[sourcecode language=”php”]
<?php
if (function_exists(‘dtab_list_tabs’)) {
dtab_list_tabs();
}
?>
[/sourcecode]

OK – Its 9:17am – Got the SyntaxHighlighter working – And that looks fantastic, with the the code box collapsed, (click the plus (+) symbol) – ALSO visited url – http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

I get a sneaking suspicion, .. (Only need SyntaxHighlighter?)
There MIGHT be an easier way (method) to do this, … (LIKE; – requiring only one (1) plugin).
Some experimentation -/- testing is required to confirm this.

QUOTE
While WordPress.com doesn’t allow you to use potentially dangerous code on your blog, there is a way to post source code for viewing. We have created a shortcode you can wrap around source code that preserves its formatting and even provides syntax highlighting for certain languages, like so:
END-QUOTE

UPDATE-FINISHED – 9:45am – Time for Sunday breakfast – and consider an appropriate image for this post

“” (an empty string)

“” (an empty string) – googled? – (answer=yes)

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~ null_object ~ CLICK this image to visit the url that it came from
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QUOTED-FROM-URL: – http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2009/11/30/empty-image-src-can-destroy-your-site/
In today’s web development world, we’re all doing something along these lines, whether we know it or not. Download a new WordPress theme? Make sure you’ll filled in all default arguments. Using a CMS at work? Make sure all your image URL fields are validated. It’s frightening easy to end up with this bad code on your page

WHAT ALL THIS -???-
Well the real reason for this post is to provide a link to url – http://webdosanddonts.com/ – Which provide some MORE useful hints for the keen (amateur) web-developer.

Especially when they to point to something that I might be interested in LIKE *.css – http://css-tricks.com/the-css-box-model/