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thats a fascinating fix , Michael, please share a resource i can read on to
learn how to do that,

Thank you.

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Michael Pedersen via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> I agree with George’s sentiment on wordpress security – I have had the
> (un)pleasant experience of helping/cleaning several wordpress setups which
> had been hacked.
>
> That said I am sure the pro’s and con’s was considered when the choice of
> CMS was made.
>
> In my experience many attacks on wordpress is targeted on the /wp-admin/
> folder, and making that inaccessible to all but explicitly white-labeled
> IP’s seems to remove a lot of grief.
>
> I am personally running only one wordpress installation which has no
> (customer) critical data and hosted on a separate hosting setup. On that
> setup the admin can on be access from one specific IP – but you can access
> a custom (non wordpress based) system to change the current allowed IP to
> whichever IP you are currently on.
> It takes 30seconds extra to login/access the admin but in my opinion it
> reduces a lot of problems.
>
> ..
> Mike
>
> On 10/15/2017 11:29 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet wrote:
>
> I like some of the responses to my questions. Still, I have to wonder, was
> security even considered before going for WP, which is one of the most
> targeted by hackers.
>
> When considering time and cost, I might consider WP, but then, do you
> consider extra plugins that you might have to purchase, how about updating
> issues.
>
> Also, I believe the client has the right to be specific with what they
> want. I just found it ironic that KICTANet, the platform with people and
> institutions in Technology in the country uses wordPress.
>
> As to the websites that use WordPress, not one of these sites uses WP out
> of the box – there is considerable custom development to make these sites
> work the way they do, development costing a lot of money. Those sites are
> not ‘wordpressbeginner’ grade.
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> +1
>>
>> The choice of a CMS or an OS, is purely personal to a developer or a
>> SysAdmin. From where I sit, it’s not questionable unless STRICTLY specified
>> by a client.
>>
>> On 15 October 2017 at 09:05, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> George
>>>
>>> On the question of why WordPress?
>>>
>>> First it’s an open source Content Management System (CMS), its free to
>>> install, deploy, and upgrade. Then it has thousands of plugins and
>>> templates that power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces
>>> development costs and deployment time. The dev team was also informed by
>>> the fact that millions of websites use WordPress. Some of he most notable
>>> brands that use WordPress include Microsoft and Bloomberg. See link below:-
>>>
>>> www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/40-most-notable-big-name-
>>> brands-that-are-using-wordpress/
>>>
>>> Hope this answers your question or concerns?
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>> *Principal*
>>> *Hussein & Associates*
>>> +254 0713 601113
>>>
>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>
>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>
>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>
>>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
>>> a habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> On 14 Oct 2017, at 1:23 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>> Looks great.
>>>
>>> A few issues though. Quick links on the footer are not really leading
>>> someone anywhere.
>>>
>>> And a question: Why WordPress?
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Francis Monyango via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I love it. Looks really good.
>>>>
>>>> On 13 October 2017 at 16:55, Keith Andere via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Liz,
>>>>>
>>>>> Mobile optimization is fantastic. Looks fresh and easy to navigate.
>>>>>
>>>>> Barrack and team, cheers!
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Keith
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 13 Oct 2017 01:03, “anyega jefferson via kictanet” <
>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Great job, looks good,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Liz Orembo via kictanet <
>>>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dear listers,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> KICTANet has just finished working on the first phase of the new
>>>>>>> website and would now like to invite you to give comments/suggestions.
>>>>>>> Especially on how it can serve as an ICT policy engagement platform and as
>>>>>>> an Information resource for stakeholders.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Here’s the link: www.kictanet.or.ke/.
>>>>>>> You can send your comments either
>>>>>>> on/offlist, or on the website itself.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> KICTANet owes a lot to the brilliant team that worked on this
>>>>>>> website (Amos Ochieng from pixels Kenya, Barrack Otieno, Mike Musya and
>>>>>>> Washington Odhiambo) Special thanks to Washington who developed and
>>>>>>> maintained the old website from the early days of the network.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As always, we thank you for your continued feedback and we hope you
>>>>>>> will enjoy the new look and feel.
>>>>>>>

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