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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    You can move it or delete it – totally up to you 🙂

    Yes, josh929, but why shouldn’t you mention the blogging software you’re using?
    Leave at least the meta tag in the source code, that’s informative for visitors like me! 😉

    Where is the code located?

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Towards the bottom of index.php

    Thanks mac

    You can delete it?
    Not that I would want to, but I thought the WP license stated somewhere that it had to be there.

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    They would prefer that you linked back to

    Agreed. Let’s reiterate the reasons for retaining a WordPress link on your blog:

    1. Gives those doing all the work their due.
    2. Shows a little community spirit.
    3. Karma, baby. Karma.
    4. Good for the environment. The <i>blogging</i> environment.
    5. It’s a badge of honor (true!).
    6. Cures unexplained rashes (so I’ve heard).
    7. You’d want acknowledgment for your hard work, right?
    8. Helps retain that new car smell.
    9. Let’s us know. And we really want to know.
    10. Knife-wielding monkeys won’t pay your blog a visit.

    Advertising the software / version makes it easy for people looking for sites to exploit.

    That’s total crap…
    One can tell which software any site is running without looking for a link…that’s just pathetic.

    That is not crap…if anyone was seriously worried about it they could easily mask what software they are running or make people think they are running something else.
    Rename a few links / files and actually make a design instead of changing the color of the stock design (like most wordpressers seem to do)
    Then when a public exploit comes out and tards start googling “Powered by WordPress” you won’t get hacked. Or “wp-login.php” and you won’t be one of the people crying about a security hole.

    i would be interested to know how redsoxnut could distinguish a wordpress site from a movable type one if it were using a template other than Kubrick or the default? it used to be that you could tell from the uris but with mod_rewrite that is no longer the case. people are already renaming their comments files in both tools to stop spammers.
    everything wordpress does to advertise itself within your installation, from meta tags to pinging ping-o-matic, is potentially useful to spammers looking for sites to add to their wp-comments-post robot. if you want to promote your site and wordpress, you have to be aware you are giving the spammers more ways in. sure, you can install plugins to deal with the spam, but wouldn’t it be nicer not to have them arrive in the first place?

    um, macmanx, are you aware that viewing source turns up only the output of the template tags and not the tags themselves? though admittedly a large number of unordered lists would be a giveaway that it was a wordpress install.

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Yes, I meant to say “calls”. Yes, you can change the index.php, but there’s little you can do to affect the actual structured output of the source. Compare the index source of a WP blog with the index source of an MT blog (and any other blog for that matter). There are tell-tale differences to each.

    with the defaults, sure, but you can manipulate an mt blog to output lists and manipulate wp not to output them. i have real trouble thinking of any aspects of the templates that can’t be manipulated through the use of a different tag or different parameters. if they do exist, that seems to me to be a weakness in the customisability of wordpress.

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