Plugins

How to View Upcoming WordCamps in the WordPress Dashboard

Over the course of a year, WordCamps take place nearly every weekend. Although you can view upcoming events on WordCamp Central, a relatively new plugin exist that enables you to see upcoming WordCamps on the WordPress Dashboard. It’s called WordCamp Dashboard Widget developed by Ajit Bohra. Once activated, a new (more…)

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Big changes are on the way for WooCommerce. Mike Jolley, lead developer of WooCommerce, announced that WooCommerce 2.7 will be versioned 3.0.0 with a scheduled release date of April 4th. During the 2.7 beta testing phase, the team discovered a significant bug in the way that timestamps are handled. “Essentially, (more…)

Google Launches Invisible reCAPTCHA

Three years ago Google introduced its new reCAPTCHA v2 API, replacing distorted text challenges with a simple “I’m not a robot” checkbox for validating users. This was a welcome improvement over the fuzzy text in a box that frustrated and infuriated real humans. reCAPTCHA v1 is no longer supported as (more…)

NRKbeta Open Sources Comment Quiz Plugin for WordPress

NRKbeta, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s media and technology site, is experimenting with a new way of keeping comments on topic. A new plugin on the WordPress-powered site aims to ensure commenters have read the article by requiring them to complete a short, three-question quiz before opening the comment form. Visitors (more…)

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Slavco Mihajloski, security researcher at Sucuri, has discovered a critical SQL injection vulnerability in NextGEN Gallery, a popular WordPress plugin that’s active on more than a million sites. Mihajloski gives the vulnerability a 9 out of 10 on Sucuri’s DREAD scale. Dread stands for Damage, Reproducibility, Exploitability, Affected Users, and Discoverability. Each category (more…)

WP Super Cache 1.4.9 Patches Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities

WP Super Cache is a nearly 10-year-old plugin that is maintained by Donncha Ó Caoimh and is actively installed on more than a million sites. Releases have been far and few between, but Ó Caoimh has released WP Super Cache 1.4.9 that patches cross-site-scripting vulnerabilities on the settings page. “Those pages (more…)

Say What Plugin Passes 10K Active Installs

WordPress core doesn’t make it easy to edit text strings, but a little plugin called Say What? has been quietly gaining a solid user base by providing this functionality. It allows users to edit text strings without editing WordPress core or plugin code. Lee Willis released Say What in 2013, (more…)