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[resolved] Reasonable SSL Login+Admin Solution? (7 posts)

  1. mad4wp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've been looking for a solution for administrating a WP blog over SSL since the begining of last year. Among the many that exist:
    Using mod_proxy: not available on my host.
    An all SSL WP: nope, visitors should go to http.
    Passwordless, SSL-based, logins: Cookie can still be stolen, only login is thru SSL.
    and, of course, Administration Over SSL: does this work with 2.0.1?

    Isn't there an up-to-date hack/plugin that makes it possible to view the blog over http and login and admin *only* thru https?

  2. mad4wp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Solved!!

    Converted to Movable Type...

  3. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now you need to change your nick to mad4mt.

    Movable Type may have been an option for me if I wanted to learn perl.

  4. mad4wp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe I will...

    I've been tinkering with WP for over a year trying to get it to meet my needs. Yes, WP is popular, extendable and easy to learn *but* it has real maintainance and security issues. Alas, I failed, even with all the plugins, hacks and themes I tried, WP manages to be a show-stopper for my projects because of some WP design decisions.

    I tried [crazy]Xaraya, EE, etc but never thought of trying Movable Type because I know no Perl, $$, etc. However, 2 days ago I went ahead and started playing with its free version and, to my surprise, the thing works like a charm. I mean, MT 3.2 is so well designed to the point that I don't have to touch a line of Perl.

    Anyway, maybe WP 3.0 will be different?
    I'm starting to have this image of WP as another MS Win: any kid can use it, there are lots of SW for it and it looks nice on day one; but every time you think about using it as an Internet server, you get a gut feeling you'll regret it. You read more, you test and you discover that you have a heck of gut!

  5. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What are the alternatives to WP (must be PHP) ?

    I've only used WP so I don't know what its weakness/strengths are.

  6. awsm1th
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just want to say that with a little hacking you can get WordPress to go over secure connecitons for your admin tasks. Based on this method, I was able to set mine up as described here.

  7. HarisTV
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's a plugin that will pass wp-admin over SSL and translate http:// to https:// automagically:

    http://haris.tv/2007/01/11/wordpress-ssl-plugin-secure-admin-patched-and-working

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