Pods Framework Security Release Fixes Severe Vulnerability

Last week a blind SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in Yoast’s popular WordPress SEO plugin. Given the severity of the vulnerability and the fact that the plugin is installed on more than one million WordPress sites, the security team at WordPress.org pushed a forced update to mitigate the possibility of (more…)

WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

WordPress 4.2 beta 1 is now available for early testers to download. It’s “pencils down” time for core contributors as far as new feature requests are concerned. This is the point in the release cycle where contributors are focusing their efforts on bug fixes and inline documentation. Drew Jaynes, the (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a lot of different stories. We share our opinions on the redesigned theme and plugin directories. We discuss CodeGuard’s survey results that indicate WordPress users need a lot more education on backup plugins, strategies, and services. Last but not (more…)

Is a WordPress Plugin a Startup?

This post was contributed by guest author Peter Suhm. Peter is a web developer from the Land of the Danes. He is the creator of WP Pusher and a huge travel addict, bringing his work along with him as he goes.   About two months ago, I released my first (more…)

WordPress Foundation Website Gets a Redesign

The WordPress Foundation website is sporting a fresh coat of paint, based on the Twenty Fifteen default theme released with WordPress 4.1 last December. The foundation exists to further the mission of the open source project, most importantly by ensuring free access to the software for years to come. It (more…)

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Akismet 3.1 is available for download and contains a bug fix that prevents it from inadvertently modifying a comment’s content during the spam filtering process. In addition to the bug fix, calls made to the Akismet API are now encrypted via SSL. While it may not seem like much on (more…)