Updated Site Design

Matthew Bietz —  January 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’m sure that you, as a frequent visitor to MatthewBietz.org, have noticed that we’ve got a new (simpler) look. I’d been planning on updating things around here, but some lovely hackers have forced my hand. For the moment I’m using a default theme, but hope to customize it soon when I get a few spare moments.

It was a rather ingenious hack. To most humans, my site looked completely normal. But to search engine bots I looked like a pharmaceutical salesman specializing in erectile dysfunction treatments. I assume the goal was to generate links to shady drug sale sites to increase their search engine rankings. In any case, the hack is buried very deep across a number of files in my WordPress installation, and I decided it was easier to start over than to revert to a backup and try to sanitize the site.

Matthew Bietz


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