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WordPress Pingback Vulnerability (www.acunetix.com) When WordPress is processing pingbacks, it's trying to resolve the source URL, and if successful, will make a request to that URL and inspect the response for a link to a certain WordPress blog post. If it finds such a link, it will post a comment on this blog post announcing that somebody mentioned this blog post in their blog.
Instagram To WordPress Importer (www.wptavern.com) One of the safest bets in insuring that your photos remain the property of the person who took them, is to host them on your own website, particularly a WordPress powered one. If you’re looking to move your photos from Instagram to your WordPress powered website, take a look at the DsgnWrks Instagram Importer plugin.
ElasticSearch (wordpress.org) WP-Elasticsearch replaces the default WordPress search with ElasticSearch.By moving to ElasticSearch you will be able to benefit from Lucene's capabilities which provides a more relevant search experience and you will reduce the load on your SQL server by avoiding the search on the database.
6 Festive WordPress Themes for Christmas (managewp.com) Do you celebrate Christmas? If so, then you know that it's that time of year again; Christmas is right around the corner.
Let's take a look at 6 WordPress themes that are sure to put you and your visitors in the Christmas spirit.
Add Beautiful Instagram Image Galleries to WordPress (wpmu.org) The new Instagram Image Gallery plugin allows you to display your photos as thumbnails or a slideshow. It defaults to show your recent feed but you can also set it to show photos from a #hashtag feed. The plugin includes a beautiful, minimalistic widget as well as a shortcode for adding a gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.
Creating A WordPress Theme Tutorial (wpdaily.co) Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a WordPress Theme from scratch? Here’s an incredible primer via ThemeShaper that has gotten an incredible amount of attention because, well, it deserves it.