Simple security updates and login plugins

Excerpt from “4 Simple Ways to Secure (and Maintain) Your WordPress Website” by Dre Armeda, posted March 7, 2012 at Studiopress.com:

WordPress in itself is fine, and when an issue occurs, it’s patched faster than any other platform in the open source CMS world. The issue stems from users not understanding the risk of being online, and not following some simple best practices.

Much more included in the article than “4 Simple Ways”

http://www.studiopress.com/tips/wordpress-site-security.htm

Adding login forms to sidebars

Source: www.wprecipes.com/add-a-login-form-on-your-wordpress-theme

 

<code>

<?php if (!(current_user_can(‘level_0′))){ ?>
<h2>Login</h2>
<form action=”/wp-login.php” method=”post”>
<input type=”text” name=”log” id=”log” value=”” size=”20″ />
<input type=”password” name=”pwd” id=”pwd” size=”20″ />
<input type=”submit” name=”submit” value=”Send” />
    <p>
       <input name=”rememberme” id=”rememberme” type=”checkbox” checked=”checked” value=”forever” /> Remember me
       <input type=”hidden” name=”redirect_to” value=”” />
    </p>
</form>
php echo get_option(‘home’); ?>/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword”>Recover password
<?php } else { ?>
<h2>Logout</h2>
urlencode($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'])); ?>”>logout

<a href=”http://XXX/wp-admin/”>admin</a&gt;
<?php }?>

</code>

Standing in the light

How Johan Boswinkel is using biophotons, the faint light waves emitted by cells, to help the body heal.

Warning: this story is about a man who has developed a groundbreaking new therapy: healing with light. The man is not a doctor. Nor is he an accredited scientist. His proof is rather anecdotal, and, yes, there are countless skeptics eagerly lining up to attack his results and conclusions. Yet Johan Boswinkel might just hold a key to the medicine of the future in his hands.

http://www.odemagazine.com/doc/76/light-biophotons-heal-body/

Johan Boswinkel on obesity from Ode on Vimeo.

biophoton

Rat swims record distance for penguin meat

from Fugitive rat sets distance record – BBC – 19 oct 2005

The swimming ability of a rat which crossed open sea to find new territory has impressed New Zealand scientists.

The rodent had been radio tagged and its movements tracked by researchers to learn more about pest species and how they invade small islands.

The rat was released on the uninhabited island of Motuhoropapa but refused to be captured at the project’s end.

The NZ team tells Nature magazine the animal finally turned up on the nearby Otata Island – a mighty swim of 400m.

James Russell, from the University of Auckland, and colleagues think this may be the longest distance recorded for a rat swimming across open sea.

“Norway rats can supposedly swim up to 600m but, to our knowledge, this is the first record of a rat swimming hundreds of metres across open water,” they write.

In total, the rat was free for 18 weeks. It was eventually killed in a trap baited with penguin meat.