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26 December 2013

Love Actually (2003)

I just watched Love Actually (2003). Quite a nice movie. Good watch.

Some thoughts:

  • Love is universal. I saw the movie and thought of different episodes in my life.
  • It’s a difficult thing, not turning things into some cliché.
  • Most of the things we do in love are embarrassing, to a degree.
  • Actually, I’d go one step further and say that most things we do are embarrassing.
  • It is a realistic movie. At times, porn-realistic.

I also liked this song from the movie:


Let’s say you’ve got your WordPress web site hacked. What to do?

Today, one of my clients’ websites got hacked. The homepage was a simple text message, no page was accessible.

What are the steps to make it back again the way it was before?

  • Download WordPress from WordPress.org web site and put it again.
  • Update the database, if/when requested.
  • Recreate wp-config.php from wp-config-sample.php.
  • Temporarily set a different theme (you will put it back again, of course).
  • Check in admin if the widgets section of the web site has a malicious code (it was the case at my client’s web site).
  • Check the homepage / other pages for malicious codes.
  • If you have a database back-up, recover it from there.
  • If there is still a problem with the site being hacked, recover all the files in wp-content folder from a back-up.
  • Change the passwords of:
    • WordPress admin / other admin-class users.
    • CPanel.
    • (if different than CPanel) FTP users.
  • Install security plugins (more than one).