Switching from Wordpress to Ghost blog engine

I have now taken the plunge, and migrated away from the clunky Wordpress, and onto a new world of asynchronous javascript, Markdown and minimalism! Wordpress was getting more in the way, instead of making it easier to write blogposts. I ended up writing my posts in markdown in Mou, before posting it directly in Wordpress, instead of using their WYSIWYG editor (which usually just screws up my formatting...) I am so sick of Wordpress' wysiwyg editor ruining my formatting with

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Write your Wordpress posts in Markdown!

I’m probably not alone when it comes to frustration around the post editor system in WordPress… I hate it when suddenly, a small change or edit to my blogpost, mess up the whole post by escaping certain characters, removing formatting or what have you. Thankfully, there is a good solution to this! You can write your blogposts using Markdown instead of wordpress’ special text editor. What’s Markdown? Markdown isn’t new, it’s about ten years old, but

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Using fail2ban to block Wordpress login attempts

If you are being brute force attacked by someone trying to login to your website, more specifically your WordPress blog, you could certainly block them in the firewall by their ip adress, with iptables like this: iptables -A INPUT -s 13.22.33.12 -j DROP However, this gets quite cumbersome to do everytime your site is under attack, so the best solution would be to have an automated blocking system.  This is where fail2ban comes in. Using fail2ban to

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What can you do to protect your Wordpress blog from the ongoing password guessing attempts?

With the ongoing password guessing attempts at different WordPress blogs, as mentioned at Ars Technica, there are a few, but easy steps you should make to secure your blog. Use a strong password. Rename the admin account to something else. Install the Limit login attempts plugin for WordPress to automatically block login attempts for a certain time. Do not allow remote access to your database. The plugin is in use on this blog, having blocked a couple of hundred attempts,

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How to make Wordpress work under linux (solve the FTP login request)

Problem WordPress cannot install, delete or update plugins or themes. WordPress asks you for your FTP server login credentials. WordPress cant install or remove plugins or themes: The reason for this, may be that wordpress checks if the userid it is running under, is the same as the owner of the file or folder it tries to edit. The problem seems to be located at line 876 in the method get_filesystem_method in wordpress/wp-admin/includes/file.php: if

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