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On this episode, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen to discuss his WordPress Telemetry proposal. We discuss the potential benefits of having an opt-in usage data collection system that could help core developers and others make informed decisions. Rand-Hendriksen also shares what he’s learned from teaching WordPress (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…)

Google Updates AMP to Allow Sharing of Canonical URL

One of the main drawbacks of Google AMP has been brand confusion when viewing and sharing articles. Google launched the AMP project to speed up the mobile web, but in exchange publishers have had to give up control of how their AMP’d content appears. One of the most irksome aspects (more…)

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BlogVault, a real-time backup and migration service with a WordPress plugin that’s active on more than 20K sites, announced over the weekend that it suffered a security breach that exposed data. Akshat Choudhary, founder of BlogVault, explains that some customer sites were accessed without authorization and were infected with malware. (more…)

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This is a guest post written by Reid Peifer, Partner and Art Director at Modern Tribe. In this post, Peifer shares his experience, opinions, and things to consider as the content creation experience in WordPress is revamped. Let’s imagine a world where the tools that we have don’t limit us, (more…)

More Than 50% of Web Traffic is Now Encrypted

In October 2016 Mozilla Telemetry showed more than 50% of page loads were encrypted with HTTPS. This week Let’s Encrypt is reporting that more than 50% HTTPS page loads is now the norm, a major milestone for HTTPS adoption across the web. Per @Firefox Telemetry, more than 50% HTTPS page (more…)

WP-CLI 1.1.0 Released, Project Shifts to Expand Package Index

WP-CLI 1.1.0 is now available, two months after 1.0.0 was released. The project shifted after 1.0.0 to focus on its package ecosystem, encouraging new features to be built as standalone packages instead of rolling them all into WP-CLI core. Daniel Bachhuber, the project’s maintainer, moved WP-CLI in this new direction (more…)