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XSS vulnerability in popular WordPress plugin SEOPress could enable complete site takeover

Security issue in CMS add-on has been patched A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin could allow an attacker to completely take over a website, researchers have warned. The flaw made it possible for an attacker to inject arbitrary web scripts on a vulnerable site, which would execute anytime a user accessed the ‘All Posts’ page. The vulnerable plugin, SEOPress, is installed on more than 100,000 websites. Researcher Chloe Chamberland, threat analyst at Wordfence, explained the security issue in a blog post. Insecure… More Info

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TopDevelopers.co proclaims the List of Leading WordPress Developers for August 2021

Leading WordPress Developers for August 2021 TopDevelopers.co publishes a list of WordPress Development Firms after analyzing them on stringent parameters and industry metrics. More Than 1.1 Million New Registered WordPress Domains Every 6 Months” — Builtwith SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A content management system (CMS) enables users to create, edit, collaborate on, publish and store digital content. CMSes are typically used for enterprise content management (ECM) and web content… More Info

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WordPress SEOPress Plugin XSS Vulnerability

Wordfence, a WordPress security software company, published details about a vulnerability in popular WordPress SEO software SEOPress. Before making the announcement, WordFence communicated the details of the vulnerability to the publishers of SEOPress who promptly fixed the issue and published a patch to fix it. According to WordFence: “This flaw made it possible for an attacker to inject arbitrary web scripts on a vulnerable site which would execute anytime a user accessed the “All Posts” page.” The United States government National Vulnerability Database website listed the Wordfence… More Info

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How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress

WordPress is the largest CMS per market share, powering millions of websites and counting. The open-source software allows you to create stunning blogs, websites, and apps. WordPress.com and WordPress.org blogging platforms are popular with bloggers, webmasters, site owners, developers, and unfortunately, hackers. Thankfully, with two-factor authentication (2FA), your site gets an additional layer of protection by requiring a PIN code to approve logins. So how do you enable 2FA for your WordPress site? … More Info

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Migrating WordPress sites between hosts is easier than it used to be – Domain Name Wire

Moving WordPress sites is easier than it used to be. Here’s how it works at GoDaddy. Webhosting is a sticky service because it’s difficult for non-technical people to move their files from one host to the other. But it’s getting easier, especially for people use WordPress. Last week I moved two WordPress sites using GoDaddy’s site migration tool. (I moved from one WordPress plan at GoDaddy to another, but it necessitated setting up a new hosting account and migrating the sites. The process was the same as moving from one host to another, though.) Here’s how it works. 1…. More Info

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XSS Bug in SEOPress WordPress Plugin Allows Full Site Takeover – Threatpost

The bug would allow a number of malicious actions, up to and including full site takeover. The vulnerable plugin is installed on 100,000 websites. A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the SEOPress WordPress plugin could allow attackers to inject arbitrary web scripts into websites, researchers said. SEOPress is a search engine optimization (SEO) tool that lets site owners manage SEO metadata, social-media cards, Google Ad settings and more. It’s installed on more… More Info

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WP Engine review: Delivers exactly what it promises

(image: WP Engine) If you’re looking for a web hosting provider, you have a tremendous number of choices. In my web hosting provider comparison guide — Best web hosting providers —  I looked at 15 providers that offer a wide range of plans. In this review, we’re going to dive into WP Engine’s offerings.  Normally, to get a better feel for each individual provider, I set up the most basic account… More Info

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WordPress bans developers from using WP in plugin names

Plugin names that use WP are being rejected by the WordPress Plugin Review Team. WordPress Foundation is claiming Automattic holds the trademark for WP. Joe Youngblood, a digital marketer from Dallas, TX, had an unpleasant surprise on Friday the 13th. He was horrified after submitting a new WordPress plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory and it was auto-rejected. The rejection message stated that the plugin could not include WP in the name. In correspondence with the WordPress Plugin Review team, a team member told Youngblood that they were explicitly instructed to prohibit the… More Info

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The Road Toward Deeper Responsive Block Design – WP Tavern

Gutenberg project lead Matías Ventura announced the Preliminary Road to 5.9 on the Make Core blog earlier today. He covered several big picture items, including several sub-points for each. He also linked to a GitHub issue with specific tasks and tickets that need work. The post covers notes on block patterns, navigation menus, the theme.json interface (global styles), design tools, and editing flows for block themes. There is a lot of information to take in and enough areas to cover various interests. The most exciting focus of 5.9 might just be going deeper into responsive… More Info

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5 WordPress Page Builders That Can Help You Build Amazing Websites

Looking to build a beautiful, custom website? Say goodbye to hours of endless coding! Making websites just 10 years ago used to be quite the hassle, and most people simply preferred to pay others to do it for them. These days, there are various WordPress page builders that help even non-techies create beautiful, professional-looking websites. Keep reading to learn about some of the best ones. What Are WordPress Page Builders? WordPress has become, by far, the platform of choice for web design. According to W3techs, over 41% of the web is… More Info

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