Schlagwort-Archive: wordpress

Track down the “no object… error in post.php”

Recently I encountered this strange error message in WordPress when trying to write a new post. Maybe I haven’t done any major changes, only removed a security plugin recently while the whole system is continuously updated.

Disabling all plugins and reverting to the standard twentyfifteen theme did not help. Inspection of post.php also did not show anything unusual (the indicated line number was probably wrong due to several includes). Googling the error message also did not help as these lead only to site specific problems. Track down the “no object… error in post.php” weiterlesen

WordPress Integrity: A simple intrusion detection

As I see so many scripts trying out wordpress vulnerabilities, it is just a matter of time until one bot will succeed. The only chance I see is to remove those unused themes and plugins, autoupdate wordpress and run weekly backups.

Another option is to monitor file integrity with this short php script

$cmd='find ./wordpress -type f -exec md5sum {} \;> ./hidden/wordpress.md5';
exec($cmd,$ret);
echo "<pre>"; print_r($ret); echo "</pre>";

Results can be seen with

$cmd='md5sum -c ./hidden/wordpress.md5 | grep -oh ".*FAILED.*"';

Powerpoint slides in wordpress

I have tested several programs for their usefulness of showing Powerpoint slides on the web- some packages create standalone pages only while others have major problems with figures, graphics or transitions (or are quite expensive).

A rather simple method works at least in part – loading a .ppt file in Open Office Impress and exporting it to .swf. The flv player, however, creates a messy display as it doesn’t use the full display area.

Another option is to export all pages as 800×600 .jpg files and mount them in File Show Maker to a standalone flash film – as seen below in a talk that I have given in 2006: