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WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release: WordPress.org’s Bug Bounty Program at Work

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
Ram Dall over at Wordfence has a good breakdown of three vulnerabilities patched in the WordPress 6.0.2 Security and Maintenance Release. One is a high severity SQLi vulnerability in the links functionality, and the other two are medium severity Cross-Site…
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John Blackbourn released Query Monitor 3.7…

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Dan Knauss

John Blackbourn released Query Monitor 3.7 which includes features related to viewing information about debugging and the performance of REST API requests. ✨

In case you need them, John…

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Dan Knauss

In case you need them, John Blackbourn has put together JSON schemas for WordPress core PHP objects and REST API responses. 👨‍💻

When John Blackbourn made a semi-tongue-in-cheek…

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Dan Knauss

When John Blackbourn made a semi-tongue-in-cheek suggestion for a plugin that will email you regularly about draft posts you haven't published, David Artiss took him seriously and built a plugin that does exactly that. Draft Concluder (what a great name!)…

John Blackbourn updated his documentation for wp_mail()…

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Brian Krogsgard

John Blackbourn updated his documentation for wp_mail() usage on Github. It now includes emails for personal data requests (4.9.6+) and the fatal error handling coming in 5.2.

The User Switching plugin from John…

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Dan Knauss

The User Switching plugin from John Blackbourn is ten years old now, with an active user base of 100,000 sites. John shares some thoughts about what has changed with the plugin over the years. 👥 John says the plugin is "about as…

John Blackbourn gave an excellent lightning…

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Brian Krogsgard

John Blackbourn gave an excellent lightning talk on Git Bisect. (His slides are here.) Trust me — if you work with Git at all as a developer, the things John has to show you will blow your mind. John also…

John Blackbourn has authored a plugin…

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Dan Knauss

John Blackbourn has authored a plugin for WordPress Multisite that shares a central media library across all the sites on a Multisite network.

John Blackbourn has started a “low…

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Brian Krogsgard

John Blackbourn has started a "low volume" newsletter for those interested in tips and tricks for WP-CLI users.

John Blackbourn highlights a few email-related…

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Brian Krogsgard
Security
John Blackbourn highlights a few email-related security improvements going into WordPress 4.9, including a change of email confirmation process.

John Blackbourn shared a WordPress 4.9…

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Brian Krogsgard

John Blackbourn shared a WordPress 4.9 feature on Twitter that I'm excited about: the ability to draft and schedule changes made in the customizer. For site changes and launches, this is a really awesome feature. It works pretty much the…

John Blackbourn has documented all the…

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Brian Krogsgard

John Blackbourn has documented all the situations where WordPress sends an email, along with how to filter or disable each email. Bless him. I hate WordPress default emails. It's a SaaS opportunity if I ever saw one.

Twenty Seventeen is 🔥

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Brian Krogsgard
BusinessDesign
I have not been stunned -- in a positive way -- about a default WordPress theme design preview since Twenty Twelve. I haven't had a major beef with any of the other default themes, but I haven't been really wowed. Twenty Ten…

WordCamp Europe takeaways

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Brian Krogsgard
BusinessDesign
After a whirlwind WordCamp Europe, I've had some time to sit back and consider some of the common conversational threads. When a big group of people gets together in the WordPress space, you can start to identify what folks are…

John Blackbourn has a handy trick…

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John Blackbourn has a handy trick for getting a headstart generating changelogs, using your git commit messages.

Weekend edition

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Brian Krogsgard
Hosting
Friday was a bit slow so I figured I'd wait for a weekend edition. We're going to pack it all into one Note. Jetpack had two vulnerabilities: one in the contact form (technically explained by Sucuri) and one limited to…
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