Easily Add, Remove, and Rearrange Columns With The Admin Columns Plugin

If you find yourself wanting more control over the columns on the posts, post types, pages, media, comments, links, and users administration screens, take a look at the Admin Columns plugin. Admin Columns, developed by Codepress, is a free plugin that is actively installed on more than 60K sites that enables administrators to add, remove, and rearrange columns. Each column type has its own …

25 Top-Rated Plugins for Winning the Fight Against WordPress Spam

There’s been a huge explosion in hacking attempts involving spam in recent months, including everything from exploiting XSS, brute force, XML-RPC, CSRF, and DDoS. Unfortunately, spam is a fact of life when you have a WordPress website. Since the CMS is so popular, it naturally attracts an increased number of hacking attempts since there are more sites to infect than …

Set a Highlight Color for WordPress Content with Live Preview in the Customizer

In a recent interview on the WordPress Weekly podcast, when asked about his comments at WordCamp US regarding customization being the biggest opportunity to improve the WordPress experience, Matt Mullenweg said, “The Customizer is everything.” He followed it up by saying that customizing sites via both the Customizer and themes is currently the platform’s weakest area. “If I think about …

New Plugin Adds The Ability to Categorize and Tag Attachments in The WordPress Media Library

One of the most common complaints I often hear from those who have a large number of attachments in the WordPress media library is the lack of Category and Tag support to organize media. When combined, tags and categories are a decent way to organize content. Three years ago, a ticket was created on WordPress Trac requesting that this feature be added to …

Jetpack 4.1 Adds Telegram and WhatsApp Sharing Buttons, Introduces Untappd Menu Shortcode

Jetpack 4.1 was released today with performance improvements that make calls to the database more efficient, reducing what Jetpack does on each page load. Slideshows should load faster now that the Carousel module has been tweaked to no longer load full-size images in the previous and next previews. Using Photon in dev mode has also been improved by cutting out …

New WordPress Plugin Tests for TLS 1.2 Compatibility

Jason Coleman, creator of the popular Paid Memberships Pro plugin, published a post today, warning users that many payment gateways will soon require TLS 1.2. The encryption protocol secures communication between the server and customers’ browsers so that things like credit card numbers and addresses can be transferred safely. Coleman outlined the requirements that a server should support in order …

GravityForms 2.0 Released Featuring reCAPTCHA 2.0, Security Hardening, and More

After more than a year in development, Gravity Forms 2.0 is available for download. This release contains a number of new features and developer enhancements. Conditional logic is now supported by more fields and can be used on multi-input fields such as Name and Address. The underlying code contains improvements that provide the foundation for upcoming Add-ons that will utilize conditional …