[TriLUG] Wordpress alternatives
jjtuttle at trilug.org
Tue Apr 1 15:13:19 EDT 2008
I use a couple of plugins including Aksimet and don't get any comment
spam on my blog. I do get junk caught in the spam filters, which I
clean out periodically, but spam doesn't appear on my blog.
I hosted at home for awhile. It wasn't worth the hassle or the cost. I
have better speed, more availability, and more security with a host and
I don't have to fool around with any of it. I'm not a system
administrator, though I have been before, and don't feel like spending
my time with it. I'd rather pay $5 a month for hosting and let someone
else worry about hardware and software upgrades, uptime, and all that
jazz. Before I decided on hosting I played around with running Apache
in chroot and running the entire system in a virtual machine so I could
isolate the environment from the system it ran on. Blech. Now I can
put my machine at home to sleep, wake it with dd-wrt wakeonlan when I
want it, and not worry about being compromised.
Really, if the many eyes argument means anything then I would expect
Wordpress, which I think is probably the most used blog software, to
have a lot of eyes looking for bugs.
By the way, I and many of the developers I work with use OCS Solutions.
They're oriented toward developers and I've found them to be
Chris Calloway wrote:
> On 4/1/2008 1:45 PM, Cristóbal Palmer wrote:
>> Fair enough. I guess I don't think of comment spam as a security
>> issue, but then again my blog isn't terribly popular, so...
> When you get comment spam for viagra ads and phishing scams, yep, it's a
> security issue. And your blog doesn't have to be popular. There are
> plenty of bots out there scanning for open comment blogs. Most of the
> comment spam out there appears on abandoned blogs.
>> What I do with my wordpress installs:
>> * Akismet
>> * Bad Behavior
>> * moderate 1st post by new registrant
> See, you *are worried* about blog security. At least enough to do
> something about it.
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