AIOWPS and the WordPress mobile app

I cannot login to my WordPress site using the Android mobile app. I have the All In One WordPress Security (AIOWPS) plugin installed and enabled the Completely Block Access to XMLRPC checkbox.

I have to note that when I blocked access to XMLRPC my failed logins went from more than 3,000 for one month to zero which means the login bots were trying to guess a username/password combination to gain access to the site.

I prefer to keep blocking XMLRPC access but I also want to use the mobile app.

I found two ways around this situation.

If I want to use the WordPress mobile app, I really have to uncheck theĀ  Completely Block Access to XMLRPC checkbox keeping the Disable Pingback Functionality From XMLRPC checked.

If I want to keep my sense of security, I have to block access to XMLRPC and just use a browser instead of the WordPress app in my mobile thingy.


People hardly look up anymore

Eyes closed, I hear your voice from the kitchen. Faint but still sweet. Always melodious. I feel your whispers. I hear the trees and the stars sing with you. This world was meant to be seen with your eyes. And it has not been as beautiful without you.

People hardly look up anymore.


keep it updated

I’ve heard people say WordPress and open-source in general is not secure. I believe otherwise. Simply keep the app and its associated plugins updated and you’re good.

If you customized your theme, the next theme update will wipe your customizations so seriously think of creating child themes. It’s easier than you think.

Should the plugins you use stops development then ditch it and look for another plugin.

Sometimes the process is tedious but you’ll feel more secure about your WordPress site.

password minimums

Maybe it’s time to level up you password’s minimum number of characters from eight (8) to maybe 10 or even 15. Remember that the longer the password the more difficult it would be to crack it.

I was also considering to implement this change in the company I work in. I expect some will have their say of it but it’s for their own security.

through the window


it was a cold morning when you left. i remember because it was raining really hard the night before. there were no goodbyes but just a gentle brush of your hand against mine. the last touch. that was ages ago. the room had become darker as the days passed but each day i still wait for you to come back. sometimes i would sit by the window and look for your face among the multitudes that pass by and i would just close the panes after the sun has set.

but now i grow tired of sitting and looking out the window. the faces have become blurs in time. the room has gone much darker and i tire.

i feel myself starting to leave.

This photo was taken in the late 90s, the words were written sometime in early August 2015, and I put them together and posted it on Instagram in the latter part of August of the same year.