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Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Can Lock Admins Out of Websites – Threatpost

A second vulnerability could be used to prevent access to almost all of a site’s existing content, by simply redirecting visitors. A pair of security vulnerabilities in the WordPress search engine optimization (SEO) plugin, known as Rank Math, could allow remote cybercriminals to elevate privileges and install malicious redirects onto a target site, according to researchers. It’s a WordPress plugin with more than 200,000 installations. According to researchers with Wordfence, one of the flaws is critical (10 out of 10 on the CVSSv3 vulnerability severity scale). It could allow an… More Info

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WordPress 5.4 arrives with new blocks, 14% faster editor, and privacy improvements

WordPress.org today launched WordPress 5.4, which focuses on “more ways to make your pages come alive,” as well as “boosts in speed you can feel.” Version 5.4, which was developed by 552 volunteer contributors, includes new blocks, clearer navigation, a faster editor, privacy improvements, and developer additions. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that powers over 30% of the web (including VentureBeat). This means there’s a massive ecosystem of website administrators and developers watching out… More Info

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Got time on your hands? Learn to build a WordPress e-commerce site.

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WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” Includes Improved Editor, New Blocks, and Developer APIs – WordPress Tavern

WordPress 5.4 “Adderley”, named in honor American jazz musician Nat Adderley, was released today and is now available for download. The update includes new social icons and buttons blocks, usability improvements to the block editor, and new APIs for developers to use in plugins and themes. This release saw contributions from 168 new volunteers. There were 552 contributors in total. The release was led by Matt Mullenweg, Francesca Marano, and David Baumwald. They were joined by the following contributors in supporting roles in getting version 5.4 released: Users can… More Info

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WordPress 5.4 lands with enhanced privacy controls

Adam Bannister 31 March 2020 at 11:58 UTC Updated: 31 March 2020 at 11:59 UTC Latest core release also tweaks login diagnostics for devs WordPress 5.4 launches today (March 31) with a raft of privacy-related enhancements. “WordPress 5.4 brings several improvements to the privacy tools to improve the user experience and expand upon the data provided in personal data exports,” said core contributor Garrett Hyder in his release notes. In total, WordPress 5.4 incorporates 122 enhancements and… More Info

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The Ultimate WordPress Security Guide

There is a good reason to be worried about your website’s security. Reports tell us that over 90,000 hack attempts are made on WordPress website every minute of the day. Many websites owners may think their website is too small to draw a hacker’s attention. The truth is, since small websites take security leniently, hackers find it all the more easy to hack small websites. Big or small – every WordPress website needs to take security measures. Luckily, there are numerous things you can do to protect your website from hackers and bots. In this article, we’ll show exactly what steps you… More Info

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WordPress to add auto-update feature for themes and plugins

The WordPress developer team is working on adding an auto-update mechanism to themes and plugins, a common source of website hacks, primarily because site owners usually install themes and plugins, and then forget to update them. Work on this feature began months ago. Currently, the auto-update feature is already implemented for plugins, and work is underway on adding it to WordPress’ themes feature. Once the auto-update option rolls out for the stable versions of the WordPress content management… More Info

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