Horisk recently completed some behind-the-scenes work linking Filemaker Pro and MySQL databases on a new website ilexplants.co.uk for Ilex Creative Solutions. The website consists of an extensive database of plants for Garden Designers and Landscape Architects.
To increase security on email sent by websites, some web hosts (e.g. streamline.net) require that all mail sent via PHP scripts use the "-f" parameter to ensure that the sending email address is from a domain registered with that host. This "-f" parameter is used to set the envelope sender address when using sendmail. Wordpress does not seem to support the appending of this type of parameter by default. As a workaround, you can edit the Wordpress emailing code directly.
A number of our sites have come under cross-site scripting attacks in the last few days. From reading other blogs this seems to be a pretty widespread wave of automated attacks, not specifically targeted at any of our sites.
Many people come across problems using content management systems like Wordpress and Joomla on Windows Servers. One of the problems is folder permissions when you try to upload images or other content. Linux is easy - chmod the properties of the folder to '777' - but what can you do when you are using a Windows server running IIs?
If you are having trouble setting up a Wordpress installation with Plesk's Sitepreview, the following may help (and may also apply to other systems that give you a temporary URL to test sites before they go live).