Jeff Chandler

WordPress 4.6.1 Released, Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress 4.6.1 is available and users are strongly encouraged to update immediately as it patches two security vulnerabilities. The first is a cross-site scripting vulnerability related to image filenames that was reported by Cengiz Han Sahin, a SumOfPwn researcher. The second is a path traversal vulnerability in the upgrade package (more…)

GoDaddy Acquires ManageWP

ManageWP, a WordPress site management service founded in 2010 and officially released in 2012 by Vladimir Prelovac, has been acquired by GoDaddy for an undisclosed amount. ManageWP is based in Serbia and has a team of more than 25 people. The service enables users to manage backups, updates, security, and monitor performance (more…)

WPShout Webhosting Survey Featured Image

When WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” was released in December of 2015, it turned WordPress into an oEmbed provider. This made it easy for sites running on WordPress 4.4 or later to have its content embedded on other sites. Here’s an example of what content from a WordPress site looks like when embedded in a (more…)

Alternate Text Featured Image

When uploading images to WordPress’ media library, there are a couple of different fields available to provide additional information. You can edit an image’s title, add a caption, provide alternative text, and add a description. The Alt Text field displays text when an image does not display. According to Morten Rand-Hendriksen, these fields are underutilized (more…)

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Mergebot is a new SaaS solution by Delicious Brains Inc., that simplifies the database merging process making it somewhat similar to VersionPress. Although he hasn’t used the service as it’s still in early beta, Bernard compares the two and provides insight into how Mergebot possibly accomplishes database merging at a (more…)