As many of you know, I’m normally a huge fan of using WordPress (in both the hosted and self-hosted formats), but tonight I’m not feeling so generous…
- WordPress blogs can be hacked! (If you came here yesterday, then you know what I mean!)
- It’s open-source with no one to call when your site goes down, especially not on a Sunday night of a three-day weekend.
- Even if you do find someone who could help, they will likely blame your problems on lax security (and they’re probably right)
- After hours of backing up, reinstalling, and general complaining, you may not know what security lapse you made (i.e. they could be back tomorrow!)
- Should your site ever get hacked, expect that it will occur while you’re on a two-day rafting trip on the beautiful Kern River!
- Moving photos and other files between servers and hard-drives (while trying to move fast and keep an organized filing structure) is a pain.
- Your site might turn out to spend a day displaying anti-Semitic remarks (OUCH!).
- Despite the “1-step” updates advertised by the WP crew, updating a WP blog is a pain and no fun, but obviously important, and will never be forgotten again!
- There are some groups you just don’t want to be associated with.
- BTW, if something looks fishy on the site, please let me know. I’ve deleted and reinstalled every file I could find and I’m sure I missed a few details! (The sidepanel on the wiki comes to mind, but I’ll have to wait until another day to fix that issue!)
Thanks to everyone who sent me a note alerting me to the hack! It’s awesome to find out just how many people are looking out for RCG! 🙂