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New WordPress Plugin Tests for TLS 1.2 Compatibility

Jason Coleman, creator of the popular Paid Memberships Pro plugin, published a post today, warning users that many payment gateways will soon require TLS 1.2. The encryption protocol secures communication between the server and customers’ browsers so that things like credit card numbers and addresses can be transferred safely. Coleman (more…)

Google Fonts Gets a Redesign

Google Fonts is sporting a fresh new design that makes it much easier to browse. The catalog of free and open source fonts first launched in 2010 with 14 fonts and has grown to host more than 800 today. In addition to being viewed across the web over 15 billion (more…)

Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6

The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge today during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed (more…)

Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era

For the first time in history, more Americans are working for online publications than for traditional print newspapers. In his report on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, NiemanLab’s Joseph Lichterman succinctly summarizes the slow death of the American newspaper: It’s safe to assume that newspaper jobs will (more…)

Critical Vulnerability Patched in EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin

Yesterday the security team at Wordfence disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the EWWW Image Optimizer to Shane Bishiop, the plugin’s author. Bishop acted quickly to patch the plugin and an update was pushed out to WordPress.org users this morning. According to Wordfence, the vulnerability affects multisite WordPress (more…)