MakeUseOf: 6 WordPress Plugins to Secure Your Website From Hackers

MakeUseOf: 6 WordPress Plugins to Secure Your Website From Hackers. “Plugins are basic add-ons to your WordPress website, giving you extra functionality. Some customize the look of your posts. Some boast search engine optimization features. And there are some great plugins to make sure your website is safe from hackers, bots, and malware. Here are some of the best WordPress plugins you should need to protect your site from cyberattacks.”

Security Week: Flaw in WordPress Themes Plugin Allowed Hackers to Become Site Admin

Security Week: Flaw in WordPress Themes Plugin Allowed Hackers to Become Site Admin. “A serious vulnerability found in a WordPress themes plugin with over 200,000 active installations can be exploited to wipe a website’s database and gain administrator access to the site. ThemeGrill Demo Importer is a popular plugin that allows WordPress website administrators to import demo content, widgets and settings for ThemeGrill themes.”

WordPress: WordPress 5.4 Beta 1

WordPress: WordPress 5.4 Beta 1 . “WordPress 5.4 is slated for release on March 31, 2020, and we need your help to get there! While the primary goal for 2020 is full-site editing with blocks, contributors to WordPress are working across every area of the project to ensure the software continues moving forward.”

ZDNet: Critical bugs in WordPress plugins InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule expose 320,000 websites to attack

ZDNet: Critical bugs in WordPress plugins InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule expose 320,000 websites to attack. “The pair, used to manage multiple WordPress websites from one server and create backups for files and database entries when updates are issued, were examined by cybersecurity researchers from WebArx who found ‘logical issues in the code that allows you to login into an administrator account without a password.’”

Creative Commons: Introducing the Updated Creative Commons WordPress Plugin

Creative Commons: Introducing the Updated Creative Commons WordPress Plugin. “WordPress is one of the top platforms for creators on the internet who both produce and consume CC-licensed content. Therefore, it’s important that we are able to integrate with WordPress as seamlessly as possible in order to promote the use of CC licenses. With that in mind, we recently added new features to our WordPress plugin—which are now live!”

The Verge: WordPress introduces a new way for bloggers to get paid

The Verge: WordPress introduces a new way for bloggers to get paid. “WordPress, one of the internet’s leading purveyors of blog infrastructure and hosting, has taken a step toward making blogging more sustainable by allowing sites to easily accept recurring payments. Think: subscriptions. The tool will be available to anyone with a paid WordPress site and to sites that use the company’s Jetpack toolkit.”

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier . “The plugin, simply called ‘Creative Commons’, is an upgraded version of the organization’s old plugin called WPLicense. Given that the old plugin wasn’t compatible with versions of WordPress beyond 3.8.1, it’s fair to say a new and/or updated plugin was overdue.”

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Hackers Are Using Vulnerable Plugins to Gain Access to Sites

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Hackers Are Using Vulnerable Plugins to Gain Access to Sites. “Hackers are reportedly exploiting vulnerabilities in over ten WordPress plugins in order to backdoor sites with rouge admin accounts. This is an escalation of an attack that was reported on back in July in which attackers were hijacking sites to serve ads, scams, and malicious app downloads.”