[wp-hackers] Moved from BlogWare to WordPress - Need Help

Paul Mitchell wp-hackers at paul-mitchell.me.uk
Sat May 20 10:43:52 GMT 2006

Sean Hickey wrote:
>> There is no referer check that I can see. Your plugin directly UPDATEs
>> the database instead of calling wp_update_post().
>  I stopped doing referer checks a long time ago because they are
> pretty much pointless. :) The refering URL is so easily faked that
> it's not even worth checking.  Especially with Firefox extentions like
> RefControl.
Absolutely. The referer is just one of many pieces of evidence a website
has to authorise a request, but it is a major one. It is a check I might
relax upon demand ("behind a proxy? no worries! here's another way.")
and certainly not one I would give up by default. I like to have a front
door even though I know locks can be picked.

Mark has answered your other questions. The wp_update_post() thing is
just best practice. If the function already exists, use it. If the
function doesn't already exist, find it. :)

All the best,

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