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Jetpack 4.2 Released with Performance and Security Updates

Jetpack 4.2 is a combination release with performance improvements and fixes for a couple of security vulnerabilities. These updates secure Contact Form submission exports from potential formula injections and fix a general XSS vulnerability in the misuse of the add_query_arg() function. The majority of enhancements in this release are centered (more…)

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week including, Jetpack’s new developer code reference, shiny updates in WordPress 4.6, and Ukraine holding its first WordCamp. We also discuss whether or not WordCamp afterparties should be alcohol free and the circumstances surrounding the (more…)

Jetpack Launches New Developer Code Reference

The Jetpack team launched developer.jetpack.com this week, a searchable code reference for actions, filters, and features found in the plugin. Although Jetpack is developed to be highly extensible, up until now there was no centralized place for developers to find documentation. The reference features new hooks added in the most (more…)

Jetpack 4.0.3 Patches a Critical XSS Vulnerability

Jetpack 4.0.3 is a security release that contains an important fix for a critical vulnerability that has been present in the plugin since version 2.0, released in 2012. According to Jetpack team member Sam Hotchkiss, a stored XSS vulnerability was found in the way that some Jetpack shortcodes are processed, (more…)

Jetpack Turns 5 and Celebrates With a New Domain

On this day in 2011, Jetpack, the project formerly known as “.org connect” inside Automattic, was released to the public. At the time, the team consisted of five people. Today, there are more than 50 people on various teams within the project, including, support, user experience, growth, and development. It’s (more…)