A critical security update was recently issued for Duplicator, one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress ecosystem. Over a million WordPress sites were affected by a vulnerability allowing attackers to download arbitrary files from victim sites. We urge all Duplicator users to update to version 1.3.28 as soon as possible. We are detecting Continue Reading

Earlier this week, a critical vulnerability was patched in the Profile Builder plugin for WordPress. This vulnerability affected the free version available on the WordPress.org repository, as well as the commercial Pro and Hobbyist variants. According to the WordPress repository more than 50,000 sites are running the free version of Profile Builder, and our estimates suggest there Continue Reading

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Wordfence update on WP-VCD WP-VCD is still infecting more new sites per week than any other active malware campaign. Even after publishing a paper on the campaign, Wordfence has yet to identify any meaningful change in the rate of new infections. And an excellent tip on monitoring your website: Periodically visit your sites from new devices and Continue Reading

The release of WordPress 5.3 brings even more functionality and features to the Gutenberg block editor. This is an exciting continuation of the path that WordPress started with version 5.0. We’re ecstatic to see this commitment to eliminating the mess that has been caused by the proliferation of page builders. The consistency that had been Continue Reading

Wordfence report on WP-VCD One of the most prevalent malware infections facing the WordPress ecosystem in recent weeks is a campaign known as WP-VCD. Despite the relatively long existence of the campaign, the Wordfence threat intelligence team has associated WP-VCD with a higher rate of new infections than any other WordPress malware every week since Continue Reading

If you need to manipulate text, Text Mechanic™ – Text Manipulation Tools has a boatload of tools to use, including: Add Prefix/Suffix into Line Add/Remove Line Breaks Count Characters, Words, Lines Delimited Column Extractor Find and Replace Text Line Combination Generator Remove Duplicate Lines Remove Empty Lines Remove Extra Spaces We even used Text Mechanic™ Continue Reading

If you have a WordPress website that is damaged, infected, or just won’t update, you may need to reinstall WordPress to get things kickstarted. Sometimes a site may be so out of whack that you can update/replace from the WordPress dashboard. If that’s the case, use this handy script to pull the latest version from Continue Reading

Just found an extremely handy tool. We are assisting a new client and their WordPress install just seemed sluggish. We weren’t sure if we were imagining things or just being impatient. As we like to say: “There’s a plugin for that”, so after searching we found a plugin simply and aptly titled “Benchmark” by Mark Continue Reading

Nothing like trying to get some images ready for a social media site and not remembering what size it’s supposed to be (this week). Now, in one handy location, A complete list of every social (important) network’s image dimensions! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16zR402-MriVnvXcPk-1JpOUwwfAJvYGF16VBpNlkVH0/edit#gid=476246499