Plugins

P2 Jams WordPress Plugin: Share Your Music with Your Team

Last.fm never really caught on as a music service, but its scrobbling capabilities are still widely used. Its subscription streaming radio service will be retired at the end of this month in favor of on demand integration with Spotify and a new YouTube-powered radio player. Last.fm’s scrobbling service will also (more…)

New Plugin Adds CodePen oEmbed Support to WordPress

Today CodePen announced oEmbed support and just as quickly a free plugin is already available to add it to WordPress. CodePen oEmbed allows you to drop a Pen URL into your content area on its own line and have the pen automatically embedded. Currently, you cannot customize the output, so (more…)

iThemes Security Upgrade Woes

Last week, we reported the Better WordPress Security plugin would be renamed to iThemes Security. We also shared important details to prepare users for the upgrade. Because of the name change, users needed to re-enable the plugin or risk seeing errors. Despite the beta testing period, the upgrade process hasn’t (more…)

The Dangers Of Using WordPress Plugins From Untrusted Sources

The folks over at Sucuri have reminded us once again why it’s important to only download plugins from trusted sources. In a disturbing post published on the Sucuri blog, Denis Sinegubko highlights the dangers of using plugins from untrusted sources. In this post, we’ll talk about “patched” malicious premium plugins. (more…)

Monster Widget: A Useful WordPress Theme Testing Tool

Activating and deactivating widgets can become quite tedious when testing WordPress themes. Monster Widget is a handy plugin, created by the folks at Automattic. It adds all of the default WordPress widgets to a “monster” widget that you can deploy as one collective instance. Once the widget is added to (more…)