May 19

WP cplugin for Writers and Bloggers

First, get the latest wordpress plugin and save it on your local PC/MAC

The Word Press Consultant’s Plugin was created by me for a friend of mine who is a talented writer and trusting blogger and website creator.  Some hosers on elance screwed her out of her fees. After she installed WordPress, themes and lots of content, they changed the admin password on her, and never paid her.  That was not long after a consulting client, not from elance, had also cheated her in the same way.

This plugin gives consultants confidence that they can become the administrator on a wordpress site, do lots and lots of work, and not be cheated by having their admin account password changed, to then go unpaid, but also not be able to take their copywrighted content down either.

Thanks to this plugin, there will be a page on the wordpress blog the cheater does not know about, and you can change the password to anything you like.  The change password program will email the new password to the admin account email. 

This is a good thing if you are in control and someone else is trying to use the tool on your site.   But, in case you are the person being cheated, once you go back in as the administrator, you must change the admin email address and reset the password one more time.

Two requirements is for the wp version to be fairly recent. Though, it works for versions as low as 2.7, we have only tested in version 2.9.2 and higher. 

The other requirement is the wordpress install should be hosted on a Linux machine.  Of course, the plugin may work for Windows hosted WordPress blogs, but we have not tested that so we would love to hear your feedback.

If you test it and it works, we would interested in hearing from you.

This plugin is free for the moment and you can grab it by following these intructions.

To install the plugin – these instructions are for wp 3.0.4.  It will be similar for earlier versions of wordpress:
1) login into wp-admin as admin, you are at the Dashboard
2) Click ‘Plugins’ link from the menu on the left
3) Click the oval ‘Add New’ button next to Manage Plugins title
4)Click the ‘upload’ link just under the Install Plugins title
Note: this is not the same upload option for New Media.  No other upload options will work, only this one under the Install Plugins title will work to install the plugin.
5)Click ‘Browse’ button, find the plugin zip file you downloaded from my site,  click Open
6)Click the oval ‘Install Now’ button
7)Click the ‘Activate Plugin’ link
8)Go to the home page of the blog, or any page of the blog, on tlc it is called http://technology-leadership.com/faq
9) You just created a link called the wp-cplugin-adm.php, which links to the plugin
10) Go to the new page you created, on tlc it would be technology-leadership.com/faq/wp-cplugin-adm.php but I deleted the link prior to posting this.

The plugin installs a link into a directory that you do not normally have access too.

I call the plugin a Content Management System, so it looks like you do not want to delete it.  Only the wordpress consultant or admin who installs this knows it is a password reset program, and that is all it manages.  A customized plugin is harder to detect (see below).

If you ‘deactivate’ the plugin, it will NOT uninstall the reset password program. If you ‘delete’ the deactivated plugin, it will remove the reset program. But, that is optional as to how I build the installer.

We can build the wp-cplugin.php installer to be persistent, even after plugin is deleted.   This is a per-customer request, and we can also create the plugin and/or any components with different name and description to hide detection.  The customized, persistent reset password plugin is about $49.00.

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