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bbPress 2.5.9 Patches Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerability

John James Jacoby, lead developer of bbPress, has released bbPress 2.5.9 to patch a security vulnerability, “bbPress 2.5.8 and below are susceptible to a cross-site-scripting vulnerability that’s due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies,” Jacoby said. Marc-Alexandre Montpas is (more…)

3 Quick Ways to Create bbPress Test Data

bbPress 2.5 introduced a host of new importers for AEF, Drupal, FluxBB, Kunena Forums (Joomla), MyBB, Phorum, PHPFox, PHPWind, PunBB, SMF, Xenforo and XMB, making it easier than ever to bring forums into WordPress. bbPress 2.5 also improved existing importers to include better support for importing stickies, topic tags, and (more…)

John James Jacoby has published the 2012 year in review post for bbPress. It’s been one year since the project went from being stand alone software to a WordPress plugin. So far, it looks like the project is progressing along quite steadily. Among some of the cool stuff added to (more…)

bbPress has released version 2.0.1 which is considered a maintenance release. However, if you have anonymous posting enabled, you’ll want to upgrade as soon as possible as this release addresses an issue where anonymous posters could potentially be able to edit topics and replies. If upgrading from 2.0, try upgrading (more…)

Thanks to Josh Leuze who tipped me off to this, it looks like bbPress.org is finally going to receive an overhaul with a brand new site design. The new design sticks with the same basic color scheme but the overall site gives a refreshed look and feel. My corny joke (more…)

It was announced yesterday that Health.com which is a WordPress.com VIP member now has a forum available which is powered by TalkPress.com. In fact, the TalkPress website itself now clearly explains what the service is all about. Because of the nature of this program it is not open to the (more…)

Darren Rowse who is the guy I think of when I see or hear the word ‘Problogger‘ recently started his 31 Days to Building a Better Blog challenge. Upon checking out the forum, I noticed a familiar structure to them. After viewing the source code for the site, sure it (more…)