Here is a quick summary of our favorite WordPress posts from the week.
Blind SQL Injection Vulnerability Discovered in WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast: Immediate Update Recommended
A blind SQL injection vulnerability was discovered today in the popular WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast . WPScanVulnerability Database issued an advisory after responsibly disclosing the vulnerability to the plugin’s author: The latest version at the time of writing (188.8.131.52) has been found to be affected by two authenticated […]
15 Trends That Dominate 2015 WordPress Web Design (Cool Site Examples + Themes)
We ended 2014 with a number of predictions regarding the possible changes in web design and new trends that are supposed to breathe fresh air into the way our sites look. Now, as we have stepped into 2015, let’s see what particular trends are being implemented by web designers worldwide.
This is not the traditional chart of the top 15 web design trends for 2015. Today, we will focus your attention on the main techniques adopted by WordPress-powered websites. We will illustrate each trend from this list with an example of an already existing site where the former has been implemented, as well as provide you with suggestions of free and premium WordPress themes that can help you create a trendy design for your own business, quickly and easily.
How to Stay in the Loop if You Turn Off WordPress’ Automatic Updates
When a critical security vulnerability was discovered in Yoast’s SEO plugin this week, WordPress.org took the initiative to automatically update users’ sites with the patched version of the plugin. Many users were taken by surprise, given that the WordPress codex clearly stated that automatic plugin and theme updates are disabled by default.
Shortly after the automatic update rolled out, the codex page was updated to reflect the fact that in rare instances WordPress.org will automatically update your plugins and themes unless you opt to turn this feature off entirely. Many users are not comfortable with forced automatic updates, but the good news is that there is a filter to turn them off, including the WordPress.org security updates for popular plugins:
How to Disable the Full Height Post Editor in WordPress
Did you notice the scroll bar in your WordPress editor is missing? Recently one of our users asked if it was possible to disable the full-height post editor in WordPress and bring back the scroll bar. In this article, we will show you how to disable the scroll free full-height post editor in WordPress.
In WordPress 4.0, a new writing experience was introduced to the post editor. As you write, the height of the post editor would automatically adjust thus eliminating the need of the scroll bar.
While that is great, it now means that you have to scroll through all the paragraphs just to reach your custom fields and other meta boxes such as SEO, Calendar, etc.
Some users found this a bit confusing and irritating.
If you want to disable the full height editor and revert to the old editor with scroll bar, then there is a very easy fix.