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We have a new client is a local mom who posts about our neighborhood. YYCMom.com shares her opinions on all things related to shopping, stores and living in Calgary as a Mom. It’s actually quite fun to read so far.

It’s really easy to use wordpress, and having a mom blogging about mom type things validates that anyone can manage and run a website with the right support (i.e. us)

That’s probably it for 2012, see you in the new year!


HostPapa wordpress hack solution

I have a client who insisted on the cheapest hosting possible. Despite my recommendation to go with something else, this client was persuaded to choose HostPapa, and now I have to fix my client’s site. Since the host still hasn’t figured it out I though I’d post a quick and dirty solution here.


The hack was a script, run from inside the shared hosting package. I won’t post the details here, but it went through all directories and replaced index.php and index.html files with replacements that simply said “hacked by hacker“.


Replacing those files (index.php , index.html) in your wordpress installation with fresh ones is a good 1st step, but not enough.The hack also sought out the header.php file in your theme directory. (i.e. wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/header.php). That file should be replaced with a fresh one form the wordpress installation package as well.

Voila. Your sites are now up for the time being. Good luck and may the internet have mercy on your domain so long as it’s hosted on a poorly configured host.