Wordcamp inspired update to Secure Hidden Login (v1.0.0)

Wordcamp

I was just recently at Wordcamp Phoenix 2014 and saw some really exciting talks.  After spending a whole 3 days learning new things about WordPress and discussing it’s uses with others, I was inspired to re-visit Secure Hidden Login and give it a well needed update.

Secure Hidden Login v1.0.0

I’m proud to say that Secure Hidden Login v1.0.0 has been released.  I’m dedicating this version to my beautiful girlfriend, Bernice.  Actually, Bernice is the one that hit ‘Enter’ on the svn commit to release the new version of the plugin.  I am sure I am not the first one to have their girlfriend push the button for a plugin release.  She’s very happy that she’s with a bit of a ‘nerd’ and I hope that someone reading this is inspired and goes out and meets a nice girl like Bernice.  By the way, we met on eHarmony so check it out.

Anyway, Secure Hidden Login v1.0.0 does not add anything cosmetically.  However, there are many changes in the back end.  Firstly, Secure Hidden Login now has filters so that certain text blocks can be changed or actions added.  Second, Secure Hidden Login is actually more ‘secure’ in that it now uses dynamically inserted javascript and css in addition to all forms being loaded by ajax.  Secure Hidden Login is now undetectable by wp scan plugin enumeration which fixes a long standing issue that being able to track it meant that a hacker could bypass some of it’s security measures (like blocking the wp-admin page).  There were also some bugfixes that were reported that were ignored for too long that have been fixed.

The future of Secure Hidden Login

Looking to the future, my plan for v1.1.0 is to either add my own CAPTCHA or integrate an existing plugin.  Right now, Secure Hidden Login should fail gracefully when a CAPTCHA plugin is present on the login page.  This has been tested specifically with SI CAPTCHA but that’s not exactly the best solution.

Updated to v1.0.1 to fix some bugs!

As always if you have any questions about Secure Hidden Login, you can ask on my Contact page.

Secure Hidden Login: A New WordPress Plugin!

So, it’s official, I am a WordPress Developer!  Today, I finally got around to getting Secure Hidden Login listed on wordpress.org

You can download it here:

Secure Hidden Login For WordPress

Updated:

Creating my first ever WordPress plugin has been very fun.  I’ve already had to release a bugfix release (v0.1.1).  I’ve also released a second version (v0.2) that added some customization (button colors).  I will continue to release and support this plugin with new features and fix any bugs that are found.

Update 2:

I figured that I probably should put another update in this post.  I’ve made a lot of changes to the plugin, and it’s now at v 0.5.1 (I skipped v0.4 and had to fix a bug someone found in v0.5).  You can change colors and select from multiple different login activation modes now.  Check it out!

While it’s not my goal to turn this into a complete and comprehensive security plugin (I’d like to keep it related to invalid login attempts), I will continue to improve it further and further.  In time, it may wind up being among the top Security plugins.

Lastly, remember to support my work and donate!




9/11: A day to forget

Look, I am not cynical or heartless.  I am sad for the families that lost loved ones during this horrible tragedy in New York City.  I’m not a 9/11 ‘truther’ because I simply have not done the research on it.  However, in the end I don’t think it matters.  What’s happened to our country post 9/11 is what matters:

  • More War
  • More Debt
  • More Killing of innocent people
  • More taking of our civil rights

This is no day to celebrate.  This is a day to wake up and realize that lies and propaganda keep us at war.  We simply can’t keep doing this forever.  It’s time to forget about the past, and look to the future.  It’s time to bring our troops home.  All of them.

…and in other news my Pool League starts back up today after a week off.  I’m excited, and leaving right after I finish writing this.

Hello world!

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  • Packers – for when I post about the greatest (american) football team ever.
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