I’m going through error logs in order to optimize apache performance avoiding unuseful php errors and warning not visible from the “outside”. Then i’ve found an error related with this wordpress plugin called “Awesome Ads” wich can manage ads displaying on pages and post from two providers: Adsense and Chitika. This second one must be in some way related with the plugin using the Adsense popularity and at same time the lack of very good plugin for its management, to push a bit their product. Common practice. Not shareable, but common.
Fail2ban is one of my favourite server securing software, because it not only protects against several consequences deriving from being attacked by some script kiddy, but it saves a lot of system resources otherwise wasted serving pages to bots or similar.
I just discovered an annoying and repeated access log entry on my access logs wich leads to a 403/404 (i faked a little tso it makes sense for this article) error page (forbidden) and then i decided to let a specialized software do the job instead of using wordpress plugin, wich ,would act at a php/mysql level having to generate each time server headers, and here again, wasting server resources.
If you too managed to make woocommerce works on wordpress using twentytwelve theme, you probably already noticed the messed layout in the shop pages (my right column goes down) as there was a css related problem or a loop into columns wich doesn’t take into account eventually the already present wordpress left column.