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Pods Framework Security Release Fixes Severe Vulnerability

Last week a blind SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in Yoast’s popular WordPress SEO plugin. Given the severity of the vulnerability and the fact that the plugin is installed on more than one million WordPress sites, the security team at WordPress.org pushed a forced update to mitigate the possibility of (more…)

WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

WordPress 4.2 beta 1 is now available for early testers to download. It’s “pencils down” time for core contributors as far as new feature requests are concerned. This is the point in the release cycle where contributors are focusing their efforts on bug fixes and inline documentation. Drew Jaynes, the (more…)

Is a WordPress Plugin a Startup?

This post was contributed by guest author Peter Suhm. Peter is a web developer from the Land of the Danes. He is the creator of WP Pusher and a huge travel addict, bringing his work along with him as he goes.   About two months ago, I released my first (more…)

WordPress Foundation Website Gets a Redesign

The WordPress Foundation website is sporting a fresh coat of paint, based on the Twenty Fifteen default theme released with WordPress 4.1 last December. The foundation exists to further the mission of the open source project, most importantly by ensuring free access to the software for years to come. It (more…)

Delicious Brains Publishes In-depth Guides on The WordPress Database

Delicious Brains, the creators of WP Migrate DB, published a guide that walks developers through the WordPress database. The guide describes every database table and there associated columns within WordPress single site. It also features an entity relationship diagram that explains the relationships between the various tables. Although the image (more…)

CartoDB FeaturedImage

WordPress.com now supports oEmbeds for CartoDB, a tool used to create and share interactive maps. Simply copy and paste a CartoDB map URL into the WordPress.com post editor and a live preview will display. Here’s an example of a map using the standard HTML embed code. According to an announcement (more…)