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  1. George

    Nextgen Gallery is also on that list; with +1mio active installs it seems to be the “biggest” one on the list and one can only wonder why you don’t mention it in your article?

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  2. Peter

    What happened? Long time did not read, that something will be removed from WP.

    Also interesting to see how even popular plugins use something 6 years deprecated. Can imagine that mess in their code ;)

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  3. Nehemiah

    Wow, popular plugins still use SWFupload, giving room for security exploitation.

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  4. Shege

    Whoa! Thanks for this info. Please WP All Import developers should take note of this. I have a site that uses the plugin.

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  5. PAWAN KUMAR PANDIT

    Then which plugin can be used in place of SWFupload because I am using for my two gaming sites.

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  6. Scott

    @Helen it’s not actually being used. It’s reference to legacy code that was left for backward compatibility and being removed soon. But it’s not actually in effect.

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  7. Mic Sumner

    The fact of the matter is that:

    You should test plugins on a clone of the site,
    to test if the update will go through.

    But I do realise that it doesn’t work for most people if they think that the plugin isn’t a major plugin that wraps around the entire website i.e. that if the plugin is deactivated that the site falls to smitherines.

    It’s good to know that there is a list of plugins that will be affected by the latest update, now that we’re seeing more Hosting providers enable automatic WordPress core updates by default.

    Not 100% sure that word would get around the world for all owners of the listed plugin.

    But do know that many developers will get to work!

    Kind regards,

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