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  • Plugins
    Gutenberg

    New Editor Coming in WordPress 5.0

    - by GB

    WordPress version 5.0 is due out in November. With this update comes one of the biggest changes to the WordPress core for many years — a brand new editor — named, Gutenberg.

    Update: the release of WordPress 5.0 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 27th.

    The Gutenberg editor, showing the “blocks” interface.

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  • Plugins
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    Updating Envato Market Themes & Plugins

    - by GB

    The Envato Market is a very popular source of premium themes and plugins, from their respective subsites: ThemeForest (themes) and CodeCanyon (plugins). Keeping your Envato Market WordPress themes and plugins up to date is important – updating themes and plugins provides security and bug fixes as well as feature updates and other enhancements.

    Many users find updating Envato Market items difficult and time-consuming because they assume that the updates need to be downloaded from the Envato Market site and then manually installed, however – this is not the case. Thanks to the (mysteriously under promoted) Envato Market WordPress plugin, it’s possible to auto-update all of your Envato Market themes and plugins.  … continues

  • Managed WordPress
    Security

    Custom Content Type Manager Backdoor Exploit

    - by GB

    Sucuri Security recently published a detailed post about a serious backdoor exploit that was discovered in the Custom Content Type Manager plugin.

    This is a concerning development, as a malicious user somehow gained access to the plugin’s source code on the WordPress plugin repository and added the malware. They then bumped the plugin’s version number and anyone who installed the update was unwittingly infected by the backdoor exploit. Ouch.  … continues

  • Plugins
    Envato

    Envato Market Support Policy

    - by GB

    Important: Envato — the owners of ThemeForest and CodeCanyon — have launched a new Support Policy which affects all past and future purchases. If you use ThemeForest WordPress themes and / or CodeCanyon WordPress plugins — please take note.

    The Envato Market — specifically the ThemeForest and CodeCanyon websites — are probably the most popular sources of premium WordPress themes and plugins. Many WP NET customers use ThemeForest themes, and so we thought it important that we bring to your attention some important changes recently introduced.

    Beginning September 1 2015, Envato launched the Envato Market Support Policy. We urge all owners of ThemeForest themes and CodeCanyon plugins to familiarise themselves with this policy.  … continues

  • Plugins

    Run WordPress on your Windows desktop with Instant WordPress

    - by GB

    When building a new WordPress website, it is best practice to do so on a development server (such as your local desktop machine), rather than on a live web server. For seasoned developers there are numerous tools, plugins and scripts to employ for building, deploying and testing WordPress installations — but for the less technically savvy it can be a bit tricky.

    There are a few reasons why developing on a local server is best, which we’ll briefly cover.  … continues

  • Managed WordPressPluginsSystem UpdatesWordPress

    Why use Managed WordPress hosting? Security, security, security.

    - by GB

    It’s been a busy week for WordPress security, firstly a critical security issue was discovered in the very popular WordPress slider plugin; Slider Revolution, and just today an important security fix was released for Gravity Forms, another very popular WordPress plugin.

    Whilst in both these cases the developers have responded rapidly to resolve issues (in fact the Slider Revolution bug was patched back in February 2014), the onus does fall on to the user to update their plugins. Failure to do so could leave your website vulnerable to attack. The Slider Revolution bug was particularly nasty, allowing a  malicious user to download the wp-config.php file (or just about any file actually). The wp-config.php file contains all the database connection credentials so this was very serious indeed.  … continues

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