Jetpack 4.2 Released with Performance and Security Updates

Jetpack 4.2 is a combination release with performance improvements and fixes for a couple of security vulnerabilities. These updates secure Contact Form submission exports from potential formula injections and fix a general XSS vulnerability in the misuse of the add_query_arg() function. The majority of enhancements in this release are centered on speeding up communication between WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled sites. Jetpack …

Customize Snapshots 0.5.0 Introduces Scheduled Publishing and Frontend Browsing

photo credit: Kristian Karlsson Earlier this year we tested the Customize Snapshots feature plugin, which allows users to draft and preview customizer states. For the past several months Weston Ruter and his team at XWP have been working on adding the ability to schedule Customizer changes. This would allow users to stage content as a set of customizer changes, such …

New Framework Helps WordPress Plugin Developers Create Persistently Dismissible Admin Notices

photo credit: A sign – (license) Nearly every WordPress user has experienced the frustration of dismissing an admin notice and having it pop up again on page refresh or upon navigating to a new page. WordPress 4.2 made it possible for plugin and theme developers to create dismissible admin notices using the classes .notice and .is-dismissible, but left it up …

Quickly Migrate Content From One WordPress Site to Another With WPSiteSync

There are a number of plugins available that allow you to migrate WordPress sites but many of them require access to the database. A new plugin called WPSiteSync by ServerPress, LLC, enables you to quickly migrate content from one WordPress site to another without touching the database. WPSiteSync is freely available from the WordPress plugin directory. To use it, both the …

Users of the Posts 2 Posts Plugin Left Searching for an Alternative

When it comes to creating many-to-many relationships in WordPress, the Posts 2 Posts plugin created by Scribu is often cited as the plugin to use. Unfortunately, those who rely on Posts 2 Posts will need to find another solution as Scribu has officially announced that he is ending development. In 2013, Scribu published a call for help asking those interested to adopt his …

Easily Hide WordPress’ Blogging Features With the Disable Blogging Plugin

WordPress strikes a good balance by offering users the ability to publish dynamic content via posts and static content via pages. However, if you’d like to use WordPress primarily as a static content management system without the features related to blogging, check out a new plugin developed by Fact Maven Corp. and Ethan Jinks O’Sullivan called Disable Blogging. Disable Blogging hides a number …