WP Super Cache 1.4.5 Patches XSS Vulnerability

If you use WP Super Cache, you should immediately update to version 1.4.5 as it patches a XSS vulnerability in the settings page. This version also prevents PHP object injections. In addition to security patches, 1.4.5 contains a number of bug fixes. Make sure to update your sites as soon as possible to patch the […]

WP101 Founded by Shawn Hesketh Turns 7 Years Old

Earlier this week, WordPress video training site WP101, founded by Shawn Hesketh, turned seven years old. Since launching in 2008, Hesketh’s videos have been viewed more than a million times by over 500k people. He’s also re-recorded the videos that make up the WP101 series 17 times. With seven years of experience under his belt, […]

Jetpack 3.7.2 Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

Jetpack 3.7.2 is available for download and patches two security vulnerabilities. The first is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the contact form due to improper input sanitation that affects Jetpack 3.7.0 and below. Marc-Alexandre Montpas of Sucuri is credited with responsibly disclosing the vulnerability. The second is an information disclosure vulnerability present in certain hosting […]

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

In the past 4-5 weeks, I’ve moderated every comment submitted to WP Tavern. Not only was it an experiment to see what would happen but a new way for me to use WordPress. The experiment introduced me to several drawbacks in WordPress’ comment moderation system. Lack of Context Comments that are pending moderation in the […]

Freenode to Purge Inactive Nicks, Channels, and Accounts on October 2nd

Freenode to Purge Inactive Nicks, Channels, and Accounts on October 2nd

photo credit: 13Moya 十三磨牙 – cc Freenode, the IRC network responsible for hosting communication servers for WordPress and many other open source projects will be performing maintenance on or around October 2nd. Freenode will remove expired nicks, channels, and accounts. Although a lot of people have switched to SlackHQ from IRC to communicate in real-time, […]

WordCampus Renames Event to WPCampus

WordCampus Renames Event to WPCampus

When WordCampus was announced, some of our readers expressed concern that the event’s name is too similar to WordCamp US and would cause confusion. There was also concern that without being officially sanctioned by WordCamp Central, the event would infringe the WordCamp trademark that is owned and protected by the WordPress Foundation. To alleviate these […]

WordPress 4.4 to Possibly Rearrange Fields to the Comment Form

WordPress 4.4 to Possibly Rearrange Fields to the Comment Form

WordPress plugin and theme developers need to take note of an important change in WordPress 4.4 that rearranges the comment form. In WordPress 4.4, the comment form is arranged so that the text area is displayed first followed by the name, email, and website fields. Comment Text Area is First According to Aaron Jorbin, WordPress […]

6 WordPress Plugins That Take Native Comments to the Next Level

6 WordPress Plugins That Take Native Comments to the Next Level

Last week, I shared the lessons I learned and the drawbacks to moderating comments in WordPress. In this post, I highlight six plugins that solve a problem I encountered or enhance comments for both readers and site administrators. All of the plugins are free of charge and available from the WordPress plugin directory. Problem Solvers […]