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WordPress plugin vulnerability exposes 80,000 sites to remote takeover

Jessica Haworth 29 July 2020 at 11:19 UTC Updated: 29 July 2020 at 11:20 UTC Critical bug in wpDiscuz add-on has now been patched A critical vulnerability in a WordPress plugin with more than 80,000 active installations allowed unauthenticated attackers to take full control of a target website. The security flaw, present in wpDiscuz comment plugin, enabled attackers to upload arbitrary files in order to achieve remote code execution (RCE) on a vulnerable site’s backend server. The wpDiscuz… More Info

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Critical WordPress plugin bug lets hackers take over hosting account

Hackers can exploit a maximum severity vulnerability in the wpDiscuz plugin installed on over 70,000 WordPress sites to execute code remotely after uploading arbitrary files on servers hosting vulnerable sites. wpDiscuz is a WordPress plugin marketed as an alternative to Disqus and Jetpack Comments that provides an Ajax real-time comment system that will store comments within a local database. The plugin comes with support for multiple comment layouts, inline commenting and feedback, as well as a post rating system and multi-level (nested) comment threads. Arbitrary file upload bug… More Info

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Meet Red Plum, a Platform That Makes Building WordPress Sites Easier » Dallas Innovates

[Illustration: Courtesy RedPlum] To Andrea Malone, learning how to navigate open-source content management system WordPress is necessary to successfully building a brand. But launching a website can be difficult (and time-consuming) for businesses without the budget or in-house knowledge to do so. Last year, Malone set out to make WordPress easy for designers and marketers so they can get back to making clients and customers happy. She founded Red Plum WP Builder, a B2B startup that removes all non-billable website-related tasks and barriers to having an attractive site. “Designers,… More Info

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Gutenberg 8.6 Adds Cover Block Video Positioning and Updates Block Patterns – WordPress Tavern

Gutenberg 8.6 landed quietly last week. Much of the focus right now is ironing out the remaining bugs for WordPress 5.5 during its beta cycle. However, that does not mean the Gutenberg project has come to a complete halt in terms of new features. The team is marching forward with extra goodies for those who use the plugin. The latest update of the plugin did not cover as much ground as normal, but it does include an enhancement for the Cover block when using a video background and several updates to block patterns. The primary focus for version 8.6 was squashing bugs. The… More Info

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What is alt text in WordPress? How to add the accessibility feature

Alt text in WordPress is a description you can add to images in web pages to assist blind and visually impaired people using a screen reader.  You can add alt text to your pictures when you upload them in WordPress through the alt text field in the Attachment Details pane of the media page.  You can also edit alt text when you insert an image in a WordPress post. Alt text in WordPress works best when you follow best practices, including describing your content accurately and using no more than 100 characters.  Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more… More Info

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A Focus On Teaching Non-technical Beginners About WordPress

MalCare recently got a chance to speak with Alice Elliott, an award winning blogger and digital marketer whose blog Fairy Blog Mother provides simple, jargon-free, highly visual WordPress training for beginner bloggers. Let’s jump into the interview below. The Interview Hi Alice, and thank you for taking the time to chat with our WordPress blog audience today. You have been blogging for more than ten years now and you’re well known in the WordPress space as a leader who helps non-technical people learn how to effectively use WordPress as a blogging platform. Why don’t you kick… More Info

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How to Hide WordPress Admin Bar?

Has the ever-present WordPress Admin Bar got you pulling your hair?  Wondering how to get rid of it?  Well, you’re in luck!  You see, we recently had to hide WordPress Admin Bar. We tried and tested nearly 20 different ways to do this!  In this article, we’re going to explore the ones that simply…. work. Pro tip: To know the step-by-step process to hide the WordPress Admin Bar, skip to this section below.  What is the WordPress Admin Bar?  The Admin Bar is like your website’s very own WordPress speed-dial!  Let me explain. The Admin Bar is a 32px long toolbar that is displayed at… More Info

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WordPress to Stick with Online-Only Meetups and WordCamps for Remainder of 2020 – WordPress Tavern

photo credit: Burst The WordPress Community Team has officially updated its guidelines for WordCamps to be online-only events for the remainder of 2020. The six WordCamps on the schedule through the end of the year were already planning on using an online format but the guidelines also include local meetups. “The team acknowledges that this is not easy for the community that has been heavily based on in-person events and encounters,” Timi Wahalahti said in the announcement. “Unfortunately, the global coronavirus situation does not seem to be slowing down to a level that… More Info

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Reverse String WooCommerce WordPress Credit Card Swiper

As 2020 continues to be the worst year in almost anybody’s lifetime, allow me to take this opportunity to stoke the fires of your existential dread even further. As a sequel to my last blog post earlier this year about the credit card swiper that I found on a WordPress ecommerce website using WooCommerce, today I found another very noteworthy infection of the same variety. Credit Card Skimmer in /facebook-for-woocommerce/ The story starts the same way it always does: The client notified us that their customer’s credit cards were being compromised shortly after using their website… More Info

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Bing launches WordPress plugin, Mixer says farewell, and more » OnMSFT.com

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! Microsoft’s Mixer video game streaming service ends today as streamers say their final farewells This week saw Mixer come to its final day, as the video game streaming service moves to Facebook Gaming. following Microsoft’s earlier announcement that it would be closing the service known as Mixer. Goodbye @WatchMixer, thank you for the lifelong friendships and memories. pic.twitter.com/2tJhzcjkYG — Stein (@steinekin) July 22,… More Info

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