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Over, Under, Around, and Through

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Dan Knauss
BusinessPlanet
WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 Why the WordPress.org Growth Charts Don't Matter Alex Denning pointed out in the Ellipsis newsletter that in 2019-20, only four plugins entered the space and broke into the upper tiers.…
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Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 126

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Dan Knauss
DraftPlanet
Transcript ↓ Back in August, I had a long conversation with Till Krüss (edited down to <60 minutes here) about his path into WordPress, Laravel, and performance. It's about time we published it as an episode of Post Status Draft!…

Eric Mann notes that “WordPress nonces…

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Dan Knauss

Eric Mann notes that "WordPress nonces are, admittedly, not numbers and not used once." Since they're not "true nonces," WordPress nonces "fall down horribly" and constitute a "fatal flaw" when developers use them to secure the admin. 🔓 Eric says…

Eric Mann recently announced a side…

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Dan Knauss

Eric Mann recently announced a side project — an "Advanced Passwords" premium plugin. As Eric explains, this project aims to better protect WordPress sites by securing passwords used for authentication and protected content.

Eric Mann announced the release of…

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Brian Krogsgard

Eric Mann announced the release of DGXPCO: Digital Guarantees for eXplicitly Permitted Core Operations plugin. This plugin (available on the WordPress plugin repo) integrates directly with the WordPress core updater and ensures that any core package being installed has a…

I stumbled on the “Tozny API”…

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Dan Knauss
Security
I stumbled on the "Tozny API" recently which instead of passwords presents a functionality similar to "email me an access code" from Slack. The purpose of which is to help either verify email addresses or promote password-free authentication for your…

Redis object cache for WordPress

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Brian Krogsgard
Development
WordPress has long had a Memcached backend available for object caching. Over the past several weeks, Eric Mann and Erick Hitter have built out a Redis-based alternative for object caching. Updated Source: https://ethitter.com/2014/04/redis-object-cache-plugin-available-for-download/
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