Linux Backdoor Malware Targets WordPress Sites with Outdated, Vulnerable Themes and Plugins

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Security researchers at Doctor Web, a security company focused on threat detection and prevention, have discovered a malicious Linux program that targets WordPress sites running outdated and vulnerable plugins and themes. The malware targets 32-bit versions of Linux, but it is also capable of running on 64-bit versions. It exploits 30 theme and plugin vulnerabilities … Read more

Block Protocol Announces New WordPress Plugin Coming in 2023

Block Protocol Announces New WordPress Plugin Coming in 2023

Block Protocol, a project that launched earlier this year that aims to build a universal block system, has announced a new WordPress plugin coming in early 2023. It will allow users to embed interactive blocks that are compatible with Gutenberg. Given WordPress’ footprint on the web (43% by W3Tech’s estimate), this plugin is a major … Read more

WPSiteSync Shuts Down, Commercial Extensions Now Available on GitHub

WPSiteSync, a content syncing plugin from the team behind DesktopServer, has discontinued support for its free, core plugin and commercial extensions. The plugin lets users sync specific content, such as posts, pages, featured images, and taxonomies, without having to migrate the entire database. Commercial extensions allowed users to sync things like WooCommerce products, Gutenberg blocks, … Read more

WordPress 6.0 To Ship New Block Locking Feature

WordPress 6.0 has several new features that should make any extender happy about building on top of the platform. However, one of the more advanced tools is the ability to lock blocks, which can be used to prevent specific blocks from being moved or removed. The upcoming release includes a new “Lock” setting in the … Read more

How To Build Coupon Cards With WordPress Blocks

Last year, I designed several patterns for showcasing coupon codes on a site. They were part of a larger theme project that I never finished. However, I had a ton of fun playing around with variations. Disliking them withering away on my laptop’s hard drive, I thought I would share them with the Tavern audience. … Read more

WordPress Community Attributes Declining Market Share to Performance Issues, Increased Complexity, and the Lagging Full-Site Editing Project

For the first time in WordPress’ nearly 19-year history, the software’s usage stats are showing signs of declining market share. Its remarkable ascension to 43.3% market share took a turn in March 2022 and usage has slowly declined since then, according to a new WordPress market share report from Joost de Valk that references stats … Read more

How to Add Document Collaboration in WordPress Block Editor (Google-Doc Style)

Do you want to add document collaboration and editing to the WordPress block editor, similar to Google Docs? Google Doc-style inline commenting can make collaboration and editing a lot easier in WordPress for multi-author blogs. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily add Google-Doc style document collaboration and editing in WordPress block editor. … Read more

How to Sell Digital Downloads on WordPress (Beginner’s Guide)

Do you want to easily sell digital downloads online? Maybe you’re planning to sell ebooks, online courses, your own photography, digital art, music, or something else. No matter the type of digital product, WordPress makes it easy to sell these premium downloads and deliver them to your customers in a secure way.  In this article, … Read more