Jeff Chandler

WordPress 4.8.3, A Security Release Six Weeks in the Making

WordPress 4.8.3 is available and is a security release for 4.8.2 and all previous versions. This release addresses an issue with $wpdb->prepare() that could lead to a potential SQL injection. While WordPress core is not vulnerable, hardening has been added to prevent plugins and themes from inadvertently causing a vulnerability. (more…)

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In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Cody Landefeld, co-founder of Mode Effect. Landefeld described his experience attending WooConf as we reviewed highlights from the State of the Woo. We also discussed WooCommerce retiring its Canvas theme in favor of Storefront. Jacoby shared his experience attending CaboPress (more…)

Cash Register

The third annual WooConf, the official conference for WooCommerce, is underway today. It started off with a keynote by Todd Wilkens, Head of WooCommerce, providing an overview of the project’s accomplishments over the past year and a preview of what’s to come. #wooconf — @woocommerce 😊👍 pic.twitter.com/8l07LgLd1y — John Kent (more…)

Disqus Data Breach Affects 17.5 Million Accounts

Disqus, a comment management and hosting service, has announced it suffered a data breach that affects 17.5 million users. A snapshot of its database from 2012 with information dating back to 2007 containing email addresses, usernames, sign-up dates, and last login dates in plain-text were exposed. Passwords hashed with the (more…)

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In this episode, I’m joined by special guest co-host Brad Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of the website design and development agency WebDevStudios. Brad shared his experience at CampPress and is looking forward to attending the event again in 2018. We discussed the recent move to moderate all comments on the (more…)