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Nginx: Locking Down The WordPress Backend By IP Address

I recently looked at the server logs for a new site that had just launched and noticed alot of hits by random IP addresses being made to the WordPress login script. Similar to the excerpt below: 182.18.209.4 – – [10/Jun/2013:07:33:26 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1” 200 4807 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” 200.75.126.115 – – [10/Jun/2013:07:36:29 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0” 200 4749 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” 190.37.99.209 – – [10/Jun/2013:07:43:00 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0” 200 4749 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” 85.105.213.253 – – [10/Jun/2013:07:47:18 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0” 200 4749 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” 123.21.234.227 – – [10/Jun/2013:08:06:45 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0” 200 4749 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” 190.26.124.56 – – [10/Jun/2013:08:10:43 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0” 200 4749 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0” Without installing a dedicated plugin to log more details about the requests on the page. At a glance, it appears that automated bots are trying to brute force access to the WordPress backend of the site. If you are like me you most likely only need to access the back end of your WordPress sites from a couple of networks. So I am going to run through the process of locking down access by IP address to wp-login.php under nginx. […]

By |June 11th, 2013|Linux, Security, Wordpress|0 Comments

S3 Video 0.97 Released

A new version of the S3 Video (0.97) Wordpress plugin has been released to the plugin repository. This release is a combination of some new functionality along with a number of bug fixes. Some of the bigger changes in this release are: Support for Amazon S3 prefixes. This feature allows faster traversal of buckets containing [...]

By |April 10th, 2013|Wordpress|0 Comments

Version 0.96 of S3 Video for WordPress Released

The latest version of my popular S3 Video plugin has been released to the Wordpress plugin repository. After many requests the 0.96 release now allows a user to set a "still" image as a title or splash page for their video. A number of bug fixes have also been fixed in the latest release, the [...]

By |January 8th, 2013|Wordpress|0 Comments

Removing The WordPress Toolbar

One thing that has caused me some grief since the release of WordPress 3.1 is the admin bar that appears up the top of the blog when you are logged in. Call me a stick in the mud but I have never really used it since its introduction and on a few sites it has even gone as far as breaking the appearance of the template. […]

By |July 9th, 2011|Wordpress|0 Comments