Blocking China

I do not trust the Chinese Government. Say one thing and do another.

I have also been getting probes from Chinese IP addresses so I’m blocking  all the known IP addresses that China uses. Call me paranoid but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

There are over 330 million IP addresses that China use and you can get a list of these addresses from IP2Location.com.

WordPress Reminders

Quick WordPress reminders or tips that shouldn’t be forgot [a moving checklist]

  • Pick plugins carefully. Look at the number of active installations and user ratings — higher numbers reflect its usefulness and security. No one in their right mind will use an known insecure plugin. Look at the date when it was last updated — it shows how active the developers are in modifying, upgrading, improving their plugin.
  • Pick themes with care. Check the theme details, click on Live Preview and see how the site looks with it. If I cannot do a Live Preview, move on to the next that interests you. I usually look the the featured themes as I assume they have been looked over by a human third party not involved in the theme’s development.