Jeff Chandler

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BlogVault, a real-time backup and migration service with a WordPress plugin that’s active on more than 20K sites, announced over the weekend that it suffered a security breach that exposed data. Akshat Choudhary, founder of BlogVault, explains that some customer sites were accessed without authorization and were infected with malware. (more…)

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This is a guest post written by Reid Peifer, Partner and Art Director at Modern Tribe. In this post, Peifer shares his experience, opinions, and things to consider as the content creation experience in WordPress is revamped. Let’s imagine a world where the tools that we have don’t limit us, (more…)

How to Add Users to BuddyPress Groups in Bulk

On a site I’m working on that runs BuddyPress, I created a new group and wanted to add nearly 400 registered users to it. Unfortunately, adding users to BuddyPress groups in bulk is not a core feature. I searched Google for a solution and while the BuddyPress Members Import plugin (more…)

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In this episode, Marcus Couch and I recap the news that made headlines during the second half of 2016. I explain why there wasn’t a show last week and we close out the episode with our predictions for 2017. We’ll be back to our regular show format on Wednesday, January (more…)

WordPress 4.7.1 Fixes Eight Security Issues

WordPress 4.7.1 is available for download and fixes eight security issues that affect WordPress 4.7 and below. The PHPMailer library was updated to patch a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability. WordFence reported the vulnerability last month as critical and that it affects WordPress core. However, in the announcement post for (more…)

How Do You Educate People New to WordPress?

When a friend of mine asked for suggestions on what he should use to create a new site, I suggested WordPress. It is well supported, has an amazing community, and a ton of free themes and plugins to choose from. After getting WordPress installed on a new webhosting account, I (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I recap the news and headlines of the first half of 2016. Part two will be recorded on January 4th, 2017, where we’ll look back at the headlines during the second half of 2016, give our predictions for 2017, and share (more…)