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WordPress powers 20% of the web. Which probably explains why Google has also jumped onto the WordPress plugin bandwagon. The Google team announced the beta version of Google Publisher WordPress plugin.
At Techtites, over the past several months, I’ve been trying to optimise the site to get the best load times. This is why you’d have seen several new themes being experimented upon. I also use Cloudflare to improve performance.
An shopping cart plugin is very useful when it comes to set up a unique business online. Today there are more powerful and well designed e-commerce plugins for WordPress. Today every big or small business has an online presence.
The benefit of using WordPress to power your blog is that you don’t need to edit any PHP files and use thousands of ready themes available for free. If you’re like me, you’d prefer to keep away from major editing of the theme files and prefer to use the right assortment of plugins to get the job done. If you’re looking to add text before post content in WordPress, you can either edit your theme files or check out Add to All, a plugin I released a while back.
Contextual Related Posts is a powerful plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your website and in your feed. The plugin comes with a tonne of options and inbuilt caching that can possibly increase user retention.
This vulnerability was on the settings page of the plugin and opened up the blog to a potential cross site request forgery (CSRF)
The application allows users to perform certain actions via HTTP requests without performing proper validity checks to verify the requests. This can be exploited to change plugin settings and e.g. insert malicious script to pages or posts when a logged-in administrator visits a specially crafted web page.
Since then, I’ve been scouring the web for material on this and you might also want to take a look this article on crunchify for a solution. In this post, I’ll tell you what I did to fix the vulnerability. But first, let’s understand what’s CSRF.
We’ve rarely felt the need for charts here at Techtites. However, if you’re frequently running polls or displaying statistics or just simply trends, you’ll find a frequent need to display charts in your blog posts. Powered by HTML5 the Chart.
Everybody has heard of Contact Form 7 (we use it here on Techtites) as well as many of you might have got your hands on Gravity Forms. Besides these, there are several other lesser known contact form plugins that make it easy to collect information from your visitors. I’ve highlighted five of these below.