WPWeekly Episode 175 – New Years Resolution Slider

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a number of topics. We give you a heads up on the latest round of attacks taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Revolution Slider plugin. We congratulate John James Jacoby on successfully reaching his crowdfunding goal. We talk about a new plugin discovery tool released by ManageWP and compare it to what’s available on the official directory.

This is the last show of 2014. Thank you for listening and supporting the show throughout the year. The next episode will be on January 7th, 2015.

Stories Discussed:

100,000+ WordPress Sites Compromised Using the Slider Revolution Security Vulnerability
StoryFTW Now Available in The Plugin Directory
Jetpack 3.3 Introduces New Centralized Dashboard for Managing Multiple WordPress Sites
WordPress Themes Directory Now Requires All Themes to be Translation-Ready
BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress Development Campaign is Now Fully Funded
Google Earth API to Retire December 12th, 2015
ManageWP Releases Plugin Discovery Tool

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

HTTPS Mixed Content Detector attempts to identify sources of mixed content warnings. The plugin will examine content loaded when admins are viewing the site. Any content that violates the policy of loading content that originates from “https:” resources will trigger an error and that resource will be logged.

Performance Tester allows you to launch a performance and quality analysis on your WordPress home page from your back office. The report is provided by DareBoost.

Idea Factory allows users to submit new ideas from the WordPress front-end and vote on them.

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2 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 175 – New Years Resolution Slider”

  1. Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for these words about our plugin! For information, we detect Mixed Contents too ;)
    (however the current version of the plugin in restricted to homepage analysis)

    Do not hesitate to contact me for further information about our services!

  2. For whatever reason, recently I’ve had problems playing this podcast in my browser. It will stop a random points and just quit, the only thing that seems to help is refreshing the page as a whole.

    Chrome 39
    Windows 7


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