I finally decided to update wordpress and the plugins that I use to go with it. The update seemes to have gone well, and I believe that my site is still working fine. My theme still seems to be working too… though I think I need to figure out the Newer, Current, and Older Post links a bit better because
I really don’t like how they show up at the bottom there when you are cycling through the posts. I also found out that the version of wordpress you are running is found in a meta-tag on your site… Might as well have it written down in plain sight (in the footer maybe? No, the number in my footer has nothing to do with versions, it is the number of times that WordPress hits the database to generate the page…). I think I am going to hack that part of the code out of WordPress. The offending bit of code:
<meta content="WordPress 2.6" name="generator"/>
You wouldn’t even need to be clever at all to hack my blog if it were out of date, a lot of the vulnerabilities are made public, a simple search for WordPress + 2.3 + vulnerabilities would turn up a bunch of hits (and it does):
… about 157,000 for wordpress 2.3 vulnerabilities.
You probably would not get the same amount of results if you used cuil.com instead (burn!).
Ok, I think I am done ranting about this for now.
Time for some learning:
Zinc Oxide is important.