WordPress 3.3.2 (and WordPress 3.4 Beta 3)

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins. SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed […]

WordPress 3.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 3.3.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 15 issues with WordPress 3.3, as well as a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability that affected version 3.3. Thanks to Joshua H., Hoang T., Stefan Zimmerman, Chris K. and the Go Daddy security team for responsibly disclosing the bug to our security team. Download 3.3.1 or visit […]

WordPress 3 Jazzes Up Open Source Content Management

WordPress, one of the most popular blogging applications, is out this week with a major update. WordPress 3.0 includes 1,217 bug fixes and a long list of new features developed with the efforts of 218 contributors. WordPress is available as an open source download that anyone can setup and install on their own server as […]

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”

The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard. WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released, and in this third major iteration we’ve added significant […]

WPScan: A WordPress Vulnerability Scanner For Ubuntu

WPScan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner written in ruby, which is capable of detecting common security vulnerabilities as well as listing all plugins used by a website hosting WordPress. WPScan Installation To install WPScan on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04 or any older versions of Ubuntu, open the terminal and install first these dependencies: Read more at UpUbuntu

WordPress 3.3 Release Candidate 1

Release Candidate stage means we think we’re done and are about ready to launch this version, but are doing one last check before we officially call it. So take a look, and as always, please check your themes and plugins for compatibility if you’re a developer. Stayed up late tonight, Hammering toward RC1. Now with […]

WordPress the most popular open source CMS for second year running

According to the fourth annual study by water&stone, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the three most popular among 20 free web content management systems, narrowed down from an initial list of 35. WordPress is in the lead by a long way, followed by Joomla. Having lead the field two years ago and been overtaken by […]

WordPress 3.3 Beta 4 Available Now

The march toward 3.3 continues! With all our major tickets closed, we are very close to a release candidate. In Beta 4 we’ve fixed a bunch of bugs, cleaned up the UI, added real text in some of the screens that still had placeholder text in Beta 3 (post-update screen, the Dashboard welcome area, new […]

Thousands of WordPress blogs hijacked to deploy malicious code

Anti-virus firm Avast reportsPDF that criminals are exploiting a critical hole in the TimThumb WordPress add-on to deploy malicious code on a large scale. Avast says that it blocked more than 2,500 infected sites in September and anticipates a similar number in October. The attackers install the professional BlackHole exploit framework on the affected servers. […]

Supercharge WordPress

WordPress, the popular content managing system (CMS), is easy to set up and use, and well supported by both its community and professional consultants. WordPress depends upon a complete stack that comprises an operating system, database, web server, and PHP. If you can optimize this stack, you can enhance the performance of your site. Here […]

My Top 14 WordPress Plugins For Niche Sites

WordPress plugins are a great way of customizing and improving the usability of your blog. I am a firm believer that selecting the right plugins can go a long way towards getting your niche site above your competitors in the search engine rankings. I have experimented extensively with this and will happily share with you […]

WordPress 3.3 Beta 2

Changes since Beta 1: Updated the Blue theme Fixed IE7 and RTL support Improved flyout menu styling and fixed several glitches Finished the Pointers implementation Landed the dashboard Welcome box for new installs Improved contextual help styling Tweaked the admin bar a little more Fixed a bunch of bugs Consult the full change log  for […]

WordPress 3.2.1

After more than a million downloads of WordPress 3.2, we’re now releasing WordPress 3.2.1 into the wild. This maintenance release fixes a server incompatibility related to JSON that’s unfortunately affected some of you, as well as a few other fixes in the new dashboard design and the Twenty Eleven theme. If you’ve already updated to […]

WordPress 3.2 now available

Here in the U.S. we are observing Independence Day, and I can’t think of a more fitting way to mark a day that celebrates freedom than by releasing more free software to help democratize publishing around the globe. I’m excited to announce that WordPress 3.2 is now available to the world, both as an update in […]

WordPress 3.1.4 (and 3.2 Release Candidate 3)

WordPress 3.1.4 is available now and is a maintenance and security update for all previous versions. This release fixes an issue that could allow a malicious Editor-level user to gain further access to the site. Thanks K. Gudinavicius of SEC Consult for bringing this to our attention. Version 3.1.4 also incorporates several other security fixes and […]

WordPress Plugins for Usability & Traffic

After you’ve installed plugins to configure your WordPress site for your server and protect your site from spam, it’s time to get your site up to speed. You may have guessed this will partly require more plugins. Some will be for the purpose of visibility, to help people find you. Others will enable you to […]

WordPress 3.1.3 (and WordPress 3.2 Beta 2)

WordPress 3.1.3 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. It contains the following security fixes and enhancements: Various security hardening by Alexander Concha. Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky. Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros. Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou […]

WordPress 3.1.2

WordPress 3.1.2 is now available and is a security release for all previous WordPress versions. This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts. The issue was discovered by a member of our security team, WordPress developer Andrew Nacin, with Benjamin Balter. We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if […]

WordPress 3.1.1

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including: Some security hardening to media uploads Performance improvements Fixes for IIS6 support Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues Version 3.1.1 also addresses three […]

WordPress hit by massive DDoS attack

On Thursday 3 March WordPress.com, the world’s largest blogging host, was subject to a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, the largest that it has ever experienced. The first notification on the status page for Automattic Inc., the owner of wordpress.com, stated that “WordPress.com is currently being targeted by a extremely large Distributed Denial […]