How To Stop Spams On WordPress

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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How to Stop WordPress Comments Spam

Are spam comments on your site getting out of hand?

We’ve been there. Our site used to get an average of 100 spam comments in a day!

Well, we were quite fed up with having to manually remove them. And I’m sure you are too.

After experimenting with multiple ways to reduce the time and effort spent on moderating spam comments, we found what works best! In this article, we are going to explore how to stop spam comments on WordPress.

Before we get started, you might be  wondering why you’re getting spam comments in the first place. If so, don’t worry! You can skip to this section…


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Improved Server-Side Rendering of Dynamic WordPress Blocks – WordPress Tavern

Over the weekend, David Gwyer announced a custom server-side render component for block plugins. The co-founder of WPGO Plugins primarily built his component to speed up the rendering process for dynamic blocks within his own plugins. However, he has now released this component for other block developers in the WordPress community.

Most blocks are static. Their output remains the same and has no need to change. However, some blocks are dynamic. Their output needs to change based on a variety of reasons, such as the context they are output in or other changes within the WordPress…


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A Non-Technical Release Lead’s Journey to Becoming a Mentor for WordPress Core Development – WordPress Tavern

In the summer of 2019, I was asked to help out with a WordPress release. A few months before, the Core Team representatives reached out to other teams in an effort to increase the diversity of the release teams, and I started seriously considering it.

At the time, I was already heavily involved in the WordPress ecosystem and was in my second year as the WordPress Community and Partnership Manager at SiteGround, but I had no experience whatsoever on how WordPress gets done from a Core point of view. Still, when Josepha Haden, WordPress.org Executive Director, pinged me, I said yes…


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WordPress 5.5 now has auto-updates for plugins and themes, but you may want to avoid it

A much-anticipated feature was added to version 5.5 of WordPress. The popular CMS gained the ability to turn on auto-updates for plugins and themes. However, the new feature comes with risks.

Plugins are an essential part of WordPress because they help extend the core functionality of the content management system. Plugins can be tricky, though. Too many plugins can adversely affect the performance of WordPress, and poorly written and maintained plugins can take down the site entirely.

It’s best practice not to add too many plugins and also to keep them up-to-date. If webmasters don’t…


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Major jQuery Changes on the Way for WordPress 5.5 and Beyond – WordPress Tavern

With all of the advancements made in JavaScript and newer, shinier frameworks, it is sometimes easy to forget that WordPress still relies on the aging jQuery library. The same holds true for thousands of plugins and themes in the official WordPress directories.

For some, this may feel like a journey back to the mid-2000s, a time when JavaScript very much felt like the Wild West. jQuery solved many issues for a programming language that had not kept up with what developers needed to accomplish.

A ticket created by Aaron Jorbin four years ago to move WordPress to the latest 3.x…


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Flipbook mode introduced in PDF viewer for WordPress – PRUnderground

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PDF Viewer for WordPress is the most famous PDF Reader plugin for WordPress, being used by thousands of websites since its first release on July 07, 2014.

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This plugin Introduced a completely new era of PDF display on WordPress sites & maintaining the trust for years now with regular updates, improvements & awesome support! Products details at https://codecanyon.net/item/pdf-viewer-for-wordpress/8182815/

PDF Viewer for WordPress is a must-have for almost everyone who owns or maintains at least a WordPress…


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WordPress 5.5 is available for download or update in your dashboard

Announced via WordPress.org:

Named “Eckstine” in honor of Billy Eckstine, this latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard.

Here are some of the noted features of WordPress 5.5:

Speed
Posts and pages feel faster, thanks to lazy-loaded images.

Images give your story a lot of impact, but they can sometimes make your site seem slow.

In WordPress 5.5, images wait to load until they’re just about to scroll into view. The technical term is ‘lazy loading.’

On mobile, lazy loading can also keep browsers from loading files meant…


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WordPress 5.5 rolls out with auto-updates for plugins, themes


Adam Bannister

11 August 2020 at 14:35 UTC

Updated: 11 August 2020 at 14:36 UTC

Feature aimed at improved the security of the WordPress ecosystem has been a ‘long time coming’

WordPress 5.5 lands today with a new feature that will ensure plugins auto-update by default, shrinking the window of opportunity for cybercriminals looking to exploit known security vulnerabilities.

The feature, which also auto-updates WordPress site themes, has been absorbed into the WordPress core codebase after…


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