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Security plugin from WordPress wiki itself (6 posts)

  1. Cambo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The current wordpress wiki page suggests that there is an important plugin for security. (Especially after reading the 'Vulnerabilities' section)

    This plugin sounds important right? but it's only had 400+ downloads, well it was only added to the wiki 2 days ago..

    ..or is this just someone 'plugging' his plugin?

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's here in the plugin repository. You can read a little more about it on the plugins page if you like.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mute-screamer/

    [edit] - oops. You probably already know that. I got ahead of myself, there.

    :-)

    [re-edit] Did you see this conversation?

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-mute-screamer-whats-the-purpose-of-this-plugin?replies=5

  3. Cambo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah read all that thanks :)

    I'm just wondering why, out of 13,000 plugins, this is the only one mentioned on the Wiki page. Wiki is basically saying my wordpress site is unprotected without this plugin... (i'm sure it's fine)

    Read 'Vulnerabilities' then 'Security' and you'll see what I mean from a WordPress novice perspective.

    (Maybe this belongs on a wiki talk page thing, I'm not the one to start that though)

  4. Boyevul
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Technically any security geared plugin could "can protect individual installations". This is just someone plugging their plug-in. Take it at face value, and not as the final word on security for your self-hosted installation.

  5. Cambo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ah righto. Thanks boyevul.

  6. dotnature
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are several reason.
    A. The name. Most WordPress plugins are installed by name search such as "security", no one is searching for mute screamer.
    B. The technique. I only found it because I was looking for a PHPIDS solution, which is very specific, I have been using wordpress for years and also do security and had no idea this existed.

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