Introducing RequireWP

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I built this new WordPress plugin, RequireWP, to help speed up the web. It extends WordPress’s WP_Scripts class to write your script requirements out with Require.js syntax. I have seen a ~20% speed increase (decline in load time) on this site which is using the plugin as well. After installing I just had to modify… Continue reading Introducing RequireWP

WordPress 4.7.2: Hidden Exploit Fix

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The recently released version 4.7.2 of WordPress had an additional security fix which was not disclosed in the changelog when it was released. The issue? A privilege escalation / content injection bug in the REST API that allowed for the potential that anyone could edit any post. How? Part of the REST API had an… Continue reading WordPress 4.7.2: Hidden Exploit Fix

Release: WordPress 4.7.2

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Last week WordPress released the second security update for version 4.7. There were 3 security issues fixed: Interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This was shown to users who did not have permission An SQL injection vulnerability was patched in the WP_Query class to prevent poorly coded plugins and themes from falling victim (involving post types)… Continue reading Release: WordPress 4.7.2

Release: WordPress 4.7.1

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WordPress, the open-source blogging and CMS platform, has released version 4.7.1, a security update to version 4.7. The update fixes eight (8) major security issues as well as sixty-two (62) other various bugs found in 4.7. Remote code execution (RCE) in PHPMailer – No specific issue appears to affect WordPress or any of the major… Continue reading Release: WordPress 4.7.1

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

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WordPress (WP) has released version 4.7 of their blogging and content management software. It has been codenamed in honor of the legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. Here are some of the new features: Twenty Seventeen As always, new version, new theme… Theme Starter Content When you setup a new theme with no content, the… Continue reading WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released