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Episode 85: 0Day in File Manager Plugin and WordPress 5.5.1 Fixes Broken Sites - Wordfence Blog

Over 700,000 WordPress users were affected by a zero-day vulnerability in the File Manager plugin, and the WordPress 5.5.1 release fixed millions of sites affected by deprecation of jQuery Migrate. SendGrid is under siege from spammers using hacked accounts, and… Continue Reading →

Episode 80: Critical File Upload Vulnerability in wpDiscuz Plugin - Wordfence Blog

In this week’s news, our Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability in the wpDiscuz plugin, affecting over 80,000 WordPress sites. A blind SQL injection attack affected analytics service Waydev, exposing OAuth tokens for GitHub repositories for software companies, leading to… Continue Reading →

495 – Your Website Engineer Plugins in 2020 - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate Are Plugin Authors to Blame for the Poor Admin Notices Experience? WordPress to Stick with Online-Only Meetups and WordCamps for Remainder of 2020 Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in… Continue Reading →

Episode 76: Ongoing Attacks on WP Growing in Volume Plus Numerous Plugin Vulnerabilities - Wordfence Blog

On this week’s Think Like a Hacker podcast, we cover an active attack campaign targeting WordPress sites and numerous plugin vulnerabilities. This active attack campaign has been ongoing and has outpaced all other attacks on WordPress vulnerabilities. Our threat intelligence… Continue Reading →

Episode 75: The WordPress 5.4.1 Security Release & More Plugin Vulnerabilities - Wordfence Blog

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team unpacked the security updates in WordPress 5.4.1, and they published quite a few blog posts about vulnerabilities in popular plugins like Ninja Forms, LearnPress, and the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin. These plugin vulnerabilities affected… Continue Reading →

Episode 68: More Plugin Vulnerabilities and Active Attack Campaigns - Wordfence Blog

This week, we review numerous plugin vulnerabilities in popular WordPress plugins and the attacks that are targeting them. We also review the Duplicator vulnerability affecting over 1 million sites, and Chloe Chamberland’s discovery of multiple vulnerabilities in the Pricing Table… Continue Reading →

Episode 67: Avoiding Common Vulnerabilities When Developing WordPress Plugins - Wordfence Blog

Almost every week, a new vulnerability is discovered in a popular WordPress plugin or theme, leaving developers scrambling to fix it before it’s widely exploited. Surprisingly, almost all critical vulnerabilities boil down to a few common mistakes. In this talk… Continue Reading →

Episode 66: New Plugin Vulnerabilities & Succeeding as a Digital Nomad with Chloe at WCPHX - Wordfence Blog

It has been a busy week in WordPress security with active attacks on a number of plugins including ThemeRex Addons and Theme Grill Demo Importer plugins. In this week’s Think Like a Hacker, we look at what’s happening, review what… Continue Reading →

Episode 58: Leadership and the Business of WordPress Plugins: Lessons from the Yoast Black Friday Ad - Wordfence Blog

Yoast, the SEO plugin installed on 9 million WordPress sites, ran a Black Friday sale, experimenting with an ad in the WordPress admin dashboard. The internet furor was dramatic, and Yoast’s CEO Marieke van de Rakt took ownership, showing exceptional… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 46: Zero Day Vulnerability in Rich Reviews Plugin Exploited In The Wild - Wordfence Blog

We chat with Mikey Veenstra to talk about the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team’s work tracking a series of active attacks on an unpatched vulnerability in the Rich Reviews plugin for WordPress. With an estimated 16,000 installations, attackers are targeting unauthenticated… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 30: WordPress Ad Inserter Plugin Vulnerability and Other News - Wordfence Blog

This week we review a critical vulnerability in the Ad Inserter plugin, currently installed on over 200,000 WordPress sites. The vulnerability, discovered by our Director of Threat Intelligence Sean Murphy, was patched quickly by the developer. We also cover Google’s… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 29: iThemes Security Creator Chris Wiegman on Flying, Plugins & Developer Tools - Wordfence Blog

At WordCamp Atlanta, Mark sat down with Chris Wiegman, the creator of Better WP Security. Now known as iThemes Security, it is installed on over 900,000 WordPress sites. Chris talks about his experiences as a flight captain flying over the… Continue Reading →

448 – Plugin Review: OptinMonster - Your Website Engineer

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Episode 84 – Do Good, Win $5,000 - Imagely Photography Podcast

Pardon the poor audio in this episode. I am displaced from my studio for a few weeks as it’s repaired from water damage. So I recorded this episode using my headphones and cleaned it up as much as I could…. Continue Reading →

446 – WordPress Membership Plugin Options - Your Website Engineer

WooCommerce Memberships Restrict Content Pro MemberPress S2Member aMember Pro View on YourWebsiteEngineer.com

444 – My Favorite Plugin: WP Migrate DB Pro - Your Website Engineer

Today we discuss the features of my favorite WordPress plugin, WP Migrate iDB Pro. I like that I can: Quickly clone my live site to my dev site, without any extra files downloaded on my computer Find and replace content… Continue Reading →

441 – Plugin Review: SearchWP - Your Website Engineer

Plugin Review In today’s episode we look at the premium plugin SearchWP and how it can extend the lackluster default search in WordPress. By default, WordPress will only search titles and body content for post and pages. This doesn’t work… Continue Reading →

440 – Plugin Review: WooCommerce Bookings - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” Released WordPress Designers Explore Proposal to Simplify WP Admin Navigation WordCamp US 2019 Tickets Now on Sale Plugin Review: WooCommerce Bookings Bookings is a premium extension that adds the ability to have customers book time on… Continue Reading →

Episode 78 – Sensual Photos Dreamy Site with Molly Marie Keyser - Imagely Photography Podcast

Through the appropriate marketing, sales, and pricing strategies Molly Marie Keyser grew her boudoir photography business from .81 cents to 6 figures a year. In addition to being a photographer, Molly helps other photographers grow their boudoir businesses by being… Continue Reading →

Episode 76 – Branding Your Photography Business with Keith Stoeckeler - Imagely Photography Podcast

Keith Stoeckeler is the VP of Digital at MKTG, and his work encompasses web and app development, social and digital strategy, content development and video production, influencer marketing, and talent relationships, social listening and insights. Yes, MKTG does a lot… Continue Reading →

427 – Manage an Existing WordPress Site - Your Website Engineer

Announcements Gutenberg 5.0 Adds New RSS Block, Amazon Kindle Embed Block, and FocalPointPicker Component WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one…. Continue Reading →

426 – How Can WordPress Be Free? - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WordPress 5.1 Beta 3 Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one. Each week, I will highlight an interesting plugin form the repository. For more… Continue Reading →

Episode 74 – Diagnosing Broken Previews in WordPress - Imagely Photography Podcast

In this episode we discuss a popular question which has come up since WordPress 5.0 was released. Many people are finding their page and post Preview functionalities are broken. The Previews are either working, not showing updated information, or are… Continue Reading →

425 – WordPress Block Editor’s Hidden Features - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WordCamp Dayton on March 1 and 2 Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one. Each week, I will highlight an interesting plugin form the… Continue Reading →

424 – Convert Existing Posts to Gutenberg Blocks - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WooCommerce Blocks is Now a Feature Plugin, Version 1.3.0 Introduces 6 New Blocks WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one…. Continue Reading →

423 – Best Plugins to Add More Blocks to Your Site - Your Website Engineer

Announcements People behind WooCommerce Stores Customize the WordPress.com Dashboard Trends for eCommerce in 2019 Get Options podcast with Adam Silver Best Plugins to Add More Blocks to Your Site In today’s show, I highlight some new plugins that add more… Continue Reading →

422 – Creating Reusable Blocks in WordPress 5.0 - Your Website Engineer

Announcements Introducing the 2019 ‘Anything Is Possible’ List Jetpack’s Blog highlights how to build a barber shop website, a school website and more! Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard… Continue Reading →

Episode 72 – What’s In Store For 2019? - Imagely Photography Podcast

Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your review will help the podcast reach and educate more photographers like you. In this special episode celebrating the New Year, we look forward… Continue Reading →

421 – WordPress 5.0: Gutenberg vs. Classic Editor - Your Website Engineer

Announcements WordPress 5.0.2 Released WordPress 5.0 Download Counter Gutenberg-Inspired Jenga Game “Gutenblox” Now Available for Sale WordPress Plugin Directory Now Features a Curated Section for Block-Enabled Plugins Is there a plugin for that? With more than 50,000 plugins in the… Continue Reading →

Episode 71 – Sticky Clients, Like Glue w/ Nate Grahek - Imagely Photography Podcast

Nate is a photographer, educator, marketing technology nerd, and entrepreneur, He is passionate about helping others do more of what they love. After seeing his own portrait clients reaction to the custom mobile apps he was building for them, Nate… Continue Reading →

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