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Postmatic Launches 100% Email-Based Commenting for WordPress

Postmatic publicly launched its email-based commenting service today and is now officially out of beta. The free plugin aims to increase comment engagement by allowing readers to subscribe to new posts/comments via email and leave comments by simply hitting reply. Postmatic also launched a commercial service alongside version 1.0. For (more…)

WP REST API Version 2.0 Beta 1 Released

Contributors on the WP REST API project have released version 2.0 beta 1, named after Simpsons character Ralph Wiggum. This release is not backwards compatible with version 1, but project lead Ryan McCue assured developers that it is a direct continuation and that the fundamentals of the API haven’t changed. (more…)

WordPress 4.2.1 Released to Patch Comment Exploit Vulnerability

This morning we reported on an XSS vulnerability in WordPress 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, and 3.9.3, which allows an attacker to compromise a site via its comments. The security team quickly patched the vulnerability and released 4.2.1 within hours of being notified. WordPress’ official statement on the security issue: The WordPress (more…)