Articles by: pcombs

Test for and Patch the Heartbleed Bug

Test for and Patch the Heartbleed Bug

OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are compromised with a vulnerability that makes it possible to steal information. Patched versions of the OpenSSL may have been back ported to the "built on" date newer or equal to April 2014 should be a good indicator...

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Create a Self-Extracting Installer in Linux

Create a Self-Extracting Installer in Linux

Ultimately many would want to write complex RPMs to install software packages, however, those who are accountable for writing such packages may agree that this task may be cumbersome and impractical. Where the RPM may accomplish the goal of wrapping an application in...

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WordPress Contributors Upload Plugins

WordPress Contributors Upload Plugins

My previous post, "Allow WordPress Users to Upload Images" discussed the use of the functions.php file to implement capabilities to the contributors' role that isn't there by original design. As the functions.php file is part of a Wordpress theme, and if an alternate...

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Allow WordPress Contributors to Upload Images

Allow WordPress Contributors to Upload Images

WordPress offers six different roles ranging from Super Admin to Subscriber. There is one role that permits a user to write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them; that is the contributor. Writing a post and submitting it for approval to publish without...

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