Jeff Chandler

Jetpack 3.7.2 Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

Jetpack 3.7.2 is available for download and patches two security vulnerabilities. The first is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the contact form due to improper input sanitation that affects Jetpack 3.7.0 and below. Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri is credited with responsibly disclosing the vulnerability. The second is an information disclosure (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the death of Alex King who was a pillar of the WordPress project. King passed away a few days ago from colon cancer. We share stories of meeting and discussing WordPress topics with King and describe his many contributions (more…)

Alex King with his daughter Heather

Alex King, who founded web development agency Crowd Favorite, and author of several WordPress themes and plugins passed away last night at his home. In January 2013, King was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He used his blog to tell the story of his fight to stay alive. On (more…)

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When WordCampus was announced, some of our readers expressed concern that the event’s name is too similar to WordCamp US and would cause confusion. There was also concern that without being officially sanctioned by WordCamp Central, the event would infringe the WordCamp trademark that is owned and protected by the (more…)

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

In the past 4-5 weeks, I’ve moderated every comment submitted to WP Tavern. Not only was it an experiment to see what would happen but a new way for me to use WordPress. The experiment introduced me to several drawbacks in WordPress’ comment moderation system. Lack of Context Comments that (more…)

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If you use WP Super Cache, you should immediately update to version 1.4.5 as it patches a XSS vulnerability in the settings page. This version also prevents PHP object injections. In addition to security patches, 1.4.5 contains a number of bug fixes. Make sure to update your sites as soon (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Jason Lemieux and Dylan Kuhn of Postmatic. During the show, we learn the company’s history and how it started. We discuss what the service offers and how people can take advantage of it. Last but not least, (more…)