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Awesome Motive Acquires WP Charitable Plugin - WP Tavern

Awesome Motive, makers of popular plugins like OptinMonster, WPForms, and MonsterInsights, acquired WP Charitable this week. The plugin is used by more than 10,000 non-profits for creating fundraising campaigns and collecting online donations. It does not charge any transaction fees… Continue Reading →

5 AI plugins for WordPress & WooCommerce that you should check out  - GoDaddy Garage

If you’re in the know, you are well aware of the fact that AI is all the rage these days. In fact, the adoption of AI is picking up very quickly, as highlighted by a 2022 report from the Computing… Continue Reading →

How To Create the Perfect Sticky Header for Your Site With WordPress - Kinsta Blog

Navigation is an essential facet of a good WordPress website with great design. As such, it’s worth taking some time to think about how visitors to your site interact with your pages through your navigation. One way you can do… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide To Securing Your WordPress Login (For Free!) With Web Authentication - WPMU Dev

Defender had already implemented Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) in WordPress for hardened security… now we’ve added fingerprint/facial recognition, and external hardware security keys, too! It has become increasingly apparent that relying strictly on usernames and passwords for logins no longer offers… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Powerful Call-To-Action WordPress Plugins to Drive Sales - WordPress Arena

Your call-to-action (CTA) is one of the most important components of your website or blog that can help you to increase conversions. It provides information to your visitors on what…

The Best WordPress Security Plugins To Lock Out Malicious Threats - Kinsta Blog

The initial website investment alone is enough reason to secure your website from the start. Hacks, malware, backdoor attacks, and SEO spam are only a few of the lingering threats waiting to take advantage of your server, visitor data, and… Continue Reading →

Podcast E434 – Forum Plugin Review #4: Discussion Board - KitchenSinkWP

This week I review another forum plugin: Discussion Board [powerpress]

10 Best WordPress Calendar Plugins You Need To Try! - WordPress Arena

For a single task, there are more than 15 WordPress plugins available. For example, let’s take the Amazon affiliate plugins. More than 20 plugins are available in the WordPress repository…

Why less is more for WordPress plugins - WordPress Arena

“There’s a plugin for that” is a phrase that has the potential of being just as common as “There’s an app for that,” considering the 59,381 WordPress plugins available. But…

Top WordPress payment plugins for websites and blogs - GoDaddy Garage

If you want to sell your products or services right from your website, a reliable payment plugin is indispensable. WordPress payment plugins come with several different features and capabilities. You need to choose the one that best suits your business… Continue Reading →

Essential plugins to build better WordPress sites for clients  - GoDaddy Garage

With over 55,000 known plugins available for WordPress, it can get just a little confusing — to say the least — knowing the essential plugins for a WordPress site. There are plugins for functionality, SEO, security, and more. While there… Continue Reading →

Divi Builder Review: An Impressive Drag-&-Drop Page Builder Plugin by Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes is one of the leading WordPress theme shops, and its flagship theme, Divi, has been a runaway success — thanks largely to its drag-and-drop website builder functionality. However, it’s actually possible to access the very same website builder… Continue Reading →

Podcast E427 – Forum Plugin Review #3: SimplePress - KitchenSinkWP

This week I review another forums plugin: Simple:Press [powerpress]

Podcast E420 – Forum Plugin Review #2 - KitchenSinkWP

This week I review another Forum plugin: WPForo [powerpress]

Podcast E417 – Forum Plugin: Asgaros - KitchenSinkWP

This week I talk about the forum plugin: Asgaros [powerpress]

508 – Planning out a WordPress Plugin - Your Website Engineer

Announcements Yoast Joins Newfold Digital, Team To Stay in Place Emoji Toolbar Plugin Brings an Emoji Picker Back to the WordPress Editor Automattic Releases Quadrat, a Block-Based Podcasting WordPress Theme WordCamp US Online Set for October 1, 2021, as Community… Continue Reading →

Episode 107: Two Plugin Vulnerabilities Target File Upload Capabilities - Wordfence Blog

The Wordfence Threat intelligence team finds vulnerabilities in two plugins, the User Profile Picture plugin and the WooCommerce Upload Files plugin. WordPress 5.7 is set to release on Tuesday, March 9 with numerous enhancements for the block editor, a new… Continue Reading →

Episode 90: WPBakery Plugin Vulnerability Exposes Over 4 Million Sites - Wordfence Blog

A vulnerability discovered by the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team in the WPBakery plugin exposes over 4 million sites. High severity vulnerabilities were discovered in the Post Grid and Team Showcase plugins. The online avatar service Gravatar, has been exposed to… Continue Reading →

Episode 87: Vulnerabilities Affect Discount Rules for WooCommerce Plugin, ModSecurity & Windows - Wordfence Blog

Vulnerabilities were recently patched in the Discount Rules for WooCommerce plugin installed on over 40,000 WordPress sites. Developers from OWASP Core Rule Set said ModSecurity v3 is exposed to denial of service exploits, though the maintainers of ModSecurity reject that… Continue Reading →

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 →

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