Plugin Updates

WooCommerce came out with a major new release earlier this month – and that almost always means problems and conflicts are in your future! I’ve been upgrading WP Minder clients all week with not too many issues, mostly template updates and adding support for the new gallery functionality. If you’re tackling this process on your […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. (Yep, I changed this series’ name because a friend pointed out that this weekly post shows up in social media on other days than Fridays). I’ve seen WordPress sites with just a couple of plugins run like a drunk turtle on a low-quality hosting environment. I’ve also seen sites […]

Sucuri just released a security advisory about the popular WordPress plugin Jetpack, now in use on over 1 million sites. The security problem is only with the Shortcode Embeds module, so if this isn’t actively running on your site you’re not at risk for this issue (but you should update anyway!). Here’s information from Jetpack […]

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One of my go-to plugins, Google Analytics by Yoast, was purchased by Syed Balkhi, the founder of tutorial site WPBeginner. Today they rolled out their first new update, but the impression made was probably not what they were expecting. Sounds like some users were afraid they’d been hacked when they saw the new big green […]

Last week a critical security problem was found in the popular Akismet anti-spam plugin that comes installed by default with WordPress. If you haven’t updated already, please do it today! Version 3.1.5 was released on Thursday. More info on the problem here…

WordPress SEO by Yoast

The very-popular WordPress SEO by Yoast – which I really like and use in almost all my client sites, and my own – was found to have a security vulnerability today that makes it more open to hackers. This plugin is used by over 14 million WordPress sites, so this is a big deal. The […]

A security problem was found in the very popular Fancybox for WordPress on February 4 that led to many infected websites. The plugin was removed from the WordPress.org plugin repository temporarily until the plugin developer released a new version that patched the security issue on February 7. If you’re using this plugin, make sure you update […]

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WordPress security pros at Sucuri discovered serious vulnerabilities in the very popular WordPress plugin All In One SEO earlier last week, potentially affecting millions of sites. Security site Hacker News estimates more than 15 million WordPress sites are now using All In One SEO, so you can see what a big problem this was… What […]

Gravity Forms is one of our favorite WordPress plugins. They’ve recently release an update for their handy Signature Addon – read more about it. The Signature Addon is available for developer license accounts and lets you accept signatures via touch device or mouse, useful for contracts, receipts or anywhere else you need a signature. Learn more about […]