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News & Articles
WordPress REST API Vulnerability is Being Actively Exploited, Hundreds of Thousands of Sites Defaced (wptavern.com) At the end of January, WordPress 4.7.2 was released to fix four security issues, three of which were disclosed at the time of the release. These included a SQL injection vulnerability in WP_Query, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the posts list table, and the Press This feature allowing users without permission to assign taxonomy terms. The fourth and most critical issue, an unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability in a REST API endpoint, was fixed silently and disclosed a week after the release.
Apply For the Day of REST Diversity Scholarship Now (torquemag.io) The REST API had an amazing year in 2016. Not only was it used by notable websites including the Guggenheim, New York Times, and Wired, content endpoints were merged with core in 4.7.
In March, developers from all over will gather in Boston to discuss and learn about the API in the second annual Day of REST. The conference, created by Human Made, consists of one day of talks with two days of workshops before and after. The REST API was created to make the Internet more open, and channeling that spirit, organizers are offering a diversity scholarship for the conference.
Content Creation Is About More Than an Editor (wptavern.com) Content management should be more than TinyMCE and meta boxes. While WordPress has continued to grow into a mature platform, the focus on what should be its core mission has taken a second seat.
We (the WordPress community at large) have gotten so excited about making WordPress awesome, we lost sight of our charge – to enable WordPress to make awesome things. To democratize publishing. To get the stories out of people’s heads and hearts and out to the world.
Vectr Launches Embedded Editor Plugin For WordPress — [Media Kit ] (medium.com) We are very excited to announce the launching of Vectr WordPress plugin! Vectr’s plugin brings full features of Vectr to WordPress. It is unique because it is the first vector graphics editor available on WordPress as a native plugin, and allowing you to create or edit 2D graphics from inside of your WordPress window.
10 Wix Website Examples (+ How They Compare to WordPress) (themeisle.com) Why Wix website examples? Well, Wix is currently one of the most popular website builders out there and a real competitor to WordPress. Both can do great stuff to help your business grow. Even though they work quite differently and offer different platforms, Wix and WordPress can go toe to toe when it comes to the final results: you getting a quality website that suits your needs perfectly.
Tips and Tricks for Speeding Up Your WordPress Website (managewp.com) Did you know that Google also uses the website loading speed as a SERP ranking signal? So, if you’re really interested in boosting the speed of your website, getting better rankings on Google, and bringing in more visitors to your website, then this article is just for you. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert to follow the tips we’re about to share here. Anyone could easily implement these techniques to supercharge their website.