Hidden WordPress 5.5 Feature Blocks Rogue Plugins

The newly updated WordPress 5.5 contains a feature that prevents rogue plugins from taking over WordPress sites. The change allows a WordPress site to check if a plugin is legitimate or not and to block it from updating if it is flagged as blocked from updating.

WordPress Security Feature Unannounced

This new feature didn’t get an announcement.

Instead, the notation of this change was virtually hidden within a list of hundreds of other improvements to WordPress.

It was hidden in a long list of hundreds of other changes that were a part of WordPress 5.5.

This code update within WordPress 5.5…


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