Millions of WordPress sites get forced update to patch critical plugin flaw

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Millions of WordPress sites have received a forced update over the past day to fix a critical vulnerability in a plugin called UpdraftPlus.

The mandatory patch came at the request of UpdraftPlus developers because of the severity of the vulnerability, which allows untrusted subscribers, customers, and others to download the site’s private database as long as they have an account on the vulnerable site. Databases frequently include sensitive information about customers or the site’s security…


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New WordPress Plugin Leaks Millions of Personal Information; Immediate Update is Suggested

A new WordPress plugin vulnerability is now putting millions of users at risk. This security issue is specifically found on UpdraftPlus, a cloning plugin for WordPress.  

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Severe WordPress Plug-In UpdraftPlus Bug Threatens Backups – Threatpost


An oversight in a WordPress plug-in exposes PII and authentication data to malicious insiders.

The WordPress plug-in “UpdraftPlus” was patched on Wednesday to correct a vulnerability that left sensitive backups at risk, potentially exposing personal information and authentication data.

UpdraftPlus is a tool for creating, restoring and migrating backups for WordPress files, databases, plug-ins and themes. According to its website, UpdraftPlus is used by more than three million…


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9 Reasons to Choose Managed WordPress Hosting for Your Site



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February 18, 2022

Reap the benefits of managed WordPress hosting to drive engagement in WordPress sites

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) that powers 43% of all websites. As a self-hosted platform, many site owners settle for standard web hosting, regardless of whether they run a personal blog, portfolio, or even an eCommerce site.

However, many hosting providers offer managed WordPress hosting services. Compared to standard types of web hosting, managed WordPress hosting offers a variety of benefits and specialized features that are…


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WordPress News Gets a New Design – WP Tavern

WordPress.org’s News section is sporting a new design with a bold color scheme and updated typography. The design was created by Automattic-sponsored contributor, Beatriz Fialho, who unveiled earlier versions of the update in June 2021.

Fialho selected Inter, an open source font, for paragraphs and functional text, and EB Garamond for headings.

As design trends change on the web, colors come in and out of fashion. WordPress appears to be moving away from its signature dusty blue color, which Fialho has scrapped in favor of a blue that commands your attention. The color…


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How to Get Started With WordPress

WordPress. It’s the free content management system (CMS) that powers everything from your favorite anime fan site to Rolling Stone magazine’s online presence. In fact, WordPress.org, the website that houses the open-source software, states that WordPress powers 43 percent of the sites on the World Wide Web. That’s a lot of people and businesses running WordPress-powered websites.

WordPress is a remarkably flexible CMS that has many themes and plug-ins (more on these in a bit) to enhance the front-end and back-end experiences. There’s no coding required, unless you want a truly…


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WordPress Site Management Software Market Size, Scope And Forecast

New Jersey, United States,- A recent report titled WordPress Site Management Software Market by Verified Market Research highlights industry dynamics, current and future trends that play a key role in determining business expansion. The report also highlights the key driving factors and restraints impacting the growth. For a complete understanding, the experts reviewed the regulatory scenario, market entry strategies, industry best practices, pricing strategy, technology landscape, and consumption, sales, and demand prospects. Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been included to provide…


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Give the WordPress Website A Makeover with Handcrafted WordPress Designs from Taylor D. Lewis

WordPress, with its unrivaled blogging and eCommerce capabilities, is one of the most popular CMS. Powering well over 455 million websites beyond boundaries, it has become the go-to platform for website owners — small businesses and individuals alike. Further boasting 1000’s of extensions and themes to choose from, the platform is a veritable smorgasbord for website builders. However, with all this choice, it can be difficult to know where to start — especially if you’re not a coding genius. That’s where Taylor D. Lewis comes in.

WordPress website designer extraordinaire Taylor…


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Global Blogging Platforms Market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked upon is done considering both, the existing top players and the upcoming competitors. Business strategies of the key players and the new entering market industries are studied in detail. Well explained SWOT analysis, revenue share and contact information are shared in this report analysis. It also provides market information in terms of development and its capacities. 

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Clarity Ad Blocker for WordPress Announced, Receives Mixed Reactions – WP Tavern

Stanislav Khromov announced Clarity, a plugin for hiding obtrusive banners, via Twitter and the Advanced WordPress (AWP) Facebook group today. It was first pushed to WordPress.org around a year ago, but the developer seems to be just now publicizing it.

The Clarity website describes its mission as: “Ads, upsells, and analytics banners have been running rampant in our WordPress dashboards for too long. It’s time to make them go away, once and for all.”

Clarity does not come with a settings screen. Once users active it, it attempts to hide banners and other notifications falling…


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