WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 29

Vikas Singhal on InstaWP’s backing from Automattic • Raffaella Isidori on the importance of UX • How to get the most out of WordCamps • Peter Suhm on Reform • Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her open-source reading list • Hiring and capital_p_dangit • Ryan Welcher live-coding block templates

Analysis of the Massive NDSW/NDSX Malware Campaign

Recently, Avast’s researchers Pavel Novák and Jan Rubín posted a detailed writeup about the “Parrot TDS” campaign involving more than 16,500 infected websites. Such massive infections don’t go unnoticed by Sucuri and we immediately recognized that the infection in their writeup belonged to the campaign we internally refer to as “ndsw/ndsx” malware. We’ve been tracking… Continue reading Analysis of the Massive NDSW/NDSX Malware Campaign

WP Engine Acquires 5 Plugins From Delicious Brains

Delicious Brains, a WordPress product company founded in 2012 by Brad Touesnard, has sold five of its plugins to WP Engine: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WP Migrate, WP Offload Media, WP Offload SES, and Better Search Replace. Over the past four years, WP Engine has been scooping up developer tools through acquisitions, including StudioPress and the… Continue reading WP Engine Acquires 5 Plugins From Delicious Brains

Jetpack Goes Modular With More Features Now Available as Individual Plugins

Jetpack announced today that it is splitting out six of its most popular features into individual plugins. Automattic reports that the company received feedback from developers and site owners asking for the ability to use specific components of Jetpack as part of their own “tech stack” of plugins. The six features that are now available… Continue reading Jetpack Goes Modular With More Features Now Available as Individual Plugins

LottieFiles Releases Official WordPress Plugin

LottieFiles, a company that hosts thousands of Lottie animations and helps designers create and test their animations, has just released an official plugin for WordPress. The company recently raised $37M in a Series B round, passed three million users on its website, and is investing in making motion design more accessible. Lottie’s open source animation… Continue reading LottieFiles Releases Official WordPress Plugin

Vulnerability & Patch Round-up — May 2022

Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises. We’ve compiled a list of some important security updates and vulnerability patches for the WordPress ecosystem for May, 2022. Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Jupiter and JupiterX… Continue reading Vulnerability & Patch Round-up — May 2022

How to Limit the Number of WordPress Form Entries

Do you want to limit the number of form entries on your WordPress website? Limiting form entries is useful if you’re running a contest or event that have a cap on the number of participants, want form entries from a specific region, or can’t accept more forms after a particular date. In this article, we’ll… Continue reading How to Limit the Number of WordPress Form Entries