May 26, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, WordPress 4.2.2, Post State Tags, Automattic Buys WooCommerce, Jetpack

WordPress 4.2.2 is now available, this version fixes a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site, you are strongly advised to update your WordPress blogs immediately.

Post State tags is an interesting new plug-in appearing in the repository that highlights the left border color and background color and re-formats the post status as visual color tags in the WordPress Admin post list view (see screenshot below).

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, has just acquired WooCommerce. With roughly 7.5 million downloads, it’s easily the most popular e-commerce WordPress plugin.

This one initially passed me by, right at the beginning of the month JetPack has been updated to version 3.5.3, an all important update to fix the Genericons vulnerability.  JetPack describes itself as ‘Your WordPress, Streamlined.’
At over 1million active downloads this popular WordPress Plug-in surely deserves attention.

 

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May 30, 2013 in WordPress Designer Snippets

WordPress Designer Snippet: Force SSL on Login for better security

You can force WordPress administrators to login using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is an an encryption method, you’ve probably seen the little lock that appears in the address bar of your web browser on an SSL secured web page.

Add this code snippet to your config file to force SSL on login:

 

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