WPWeekly Episode 191 – Proven Guilty by a Washing Machine

On this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week. We inform you of the recent security vulnerability discovered in Jetpack and the Twenty Fifteen theme. We also discuss a new crowdfunding campaign to create a server manager built on top of WordPress called HostPress.

I shared a personal story of a bad habit I’ve developed in the last two years that’s decreased my reading comprehension. Last but not least, Marcus tells a story from a conference he recently attended where the technology inside of a washing machine contained the evidence needed to convict a murderer.

Stories Discussed:

XSS Vulnerability in Jetpack and the Twenty Fifteen Default Theme Affects Millions of WordPress Users
WordPress.com Suspends Theme Submissions from New Sellers
Dan Griffiths Launches $175K Crowdfunding Campaign to Build HostPress
New Plugin Reorders the WordPress Admin Menu Using Drag-and-Drop
Why am I in a Hurry to do Everything?

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Hamburger Menu is a side menu that you can add to your site that will be viewed on mobile devices or you can use it to completely replace the main menu on a site.

REST Console embed provides a shortcode to embed a REST API console into a page or post. It’s based on Automattic’s WordPress.com console.

Plugin Auditor records details of who installed and activated each plugin on your website and why.

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3 Comments


  1. Another great show guys! I think the web induced short attention span syndrome is pretty common, Jeff, but you can knock it down by taking time for long, thoughtful writing whether it’s technical material or something else. Maybe take a day or a morning/evening for a book or magazine.

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  2. Great to hear your opinions on the Admin Menu Manager plugin! And sorry for my hard to spell name ;)

    You’re not the first ones to mention import/export functionality. I hope it’s as easy to implement as it sounds, as it’s definitely on the roadmap for the next version!

    I think you gonna love it, so stay tuned!

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