October 05, 2004

What the hell is wrong with my site? After the trackback is a little period-and if you click on it, it OPENS MY MT SITE to let people edit it! Is this normal?

Posted by Everydaystranger at October 5, 2004 08:36 AM

Looks like someone added a backdoor for system maintenance, then forgot to take it out. I'd guess it's your template designer.

I clicked it and got to the login page, but it told me I wasn't allowed to edit your site.

Posted by Ted at October 5, 2004 01:43 PM

Ted's right. Just go into your main index and look at the source to find it and just delete and rebuild. If you are scared to do so I'll help if you want, or maybe even just paste or email the source to me and I'll fix it and you can cut and paste it and rebuild. My email is patriot @ patriot-paradox.com (remove spaces!)

Posted by Nick Queen at October 5, 2004 04:01 PM

Just to reiterate what Ted said. The only reason YOU see the full editing screen is because you have your machine set to remember your login for that page. The rest of us just get a login page requesting username & password. What a scare though!

BTW, did you get your 'random reboot' situation resolved? If not, drop me an email.


Posted by lightanddark at October 5, 2004 05:57 PM

Yes Helen, i clicked on it but i just got the log on screen, so i was unable to mess with your site like i was going to.

just kidding ;-)

Posted by annika at October 5, 2004 10:06 PM

It's intentional design. You've still got the same security in force. This just makes it easier for you to edit things if you see that there's a typo/update/problem/whatever.

Posted by Jim at October 6, 2004 05:06 AM