Ozh has always been a good guide in helping plugin authors get their coding right. In his article, Ozh has highlighted some very common errors / bad coding exercises that are present in a lot of plugins. As a plugin author, I must admit that I am guilty of some of these mistakes, but am constantly working towards improving and bettering this.
If you’re a plugin author, I suggest you taking a look at your plugins and seeing how you can improve them to make your plugin more secure, compatible and cleaner to use
… asks Jeff. The recent security issue with WordPress isn’t the first and I am sure it won’t be the last. But, does this mean you should abandon WordPress? Well, I don’t see any reason to do so. In fact, almost every software I have seen has its share of bugs which cause minors problems to major attacks and disruptions of your site.
There was a time when you had to monitor the WordPress Dev Blog to find out when a new version is released. And, then the process of upgrading was extremely painful. WordPress 2.7 changed all of that. You now get a notification and even a few-clicks upgrade. So, why are you still running that old version of WordPress?
Ajay is an investment banker by profession and a die-hard blogger by passion. He is the owner and chief editor of Techtites. In his free time, he also blogs at AjayDSouza.com, authors a few WordPress plugins and operates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle