Critical vulnerability in User Role Editor plugin

The popular User Role Editor plugin allows WordPress site owners to manage user roles and privileges. In the new version 4.25, the plugin developer has fixed a critical vulnerability. A vulnerability in User Role Editor versions below 4.61 allows attackers to gain administrator rights. At the same time, the attacker needs to have an account… Continue reading Critical vulnerability in User Role Editor plugin

Free Image Compression Plugins for WordPress

Image compression saves disk space, traffic, and speeds up your site for visitors. Below is a list of some useful image compression plugins for WordPress. All mentioned plugins are located in the official WordPress.org directory and are distributed free of charge under the GPL license. Despite this, some of them use external paid services for… Continue reading Free Image Compression Plugins for WordPress

Best free WordPress themes of 2022

Below is a list of the most popular for the month. To rank the list, we used such indicators as the average number of downloads per day, total downloads, theme rating, age, number of active installations, and others. 1. Vogue The simple and stylish Vogue theme has a responsive design and built-in support for popular… Continue reading Best free WordPress themes of 2022

Official WordPress Discourse Plugin

Discourse is an online discussion platform that at first resembles a typical forum but is interactive, fast, simple, and user-friendly. Discourse is free and open source and is used by several popular sites including SitePoint, Linux Forums, Boing Boing, Let’s Encrypt, and others. The platform developers have been working on a plugin for embedding Discourse… Continue reading Official WordPress Discourse Plugin

Pageviews is a simple view counter for WordPress

If you need to display the number of views of your articles on a WordPress site, then the new Pageviews plugin will do just fine – it’s JavaScript-based, supports all caching plugins, and works efficiently even on high traffic sites. Pageviews are far from the first plugin to count and display article views in WordPress.… Continue reading Pageviews is a simple view counter for WordPress

Bento is a Free Multipurpose WordPress Theme

With Bento, we set out to continue to blur the difference between free and premium WordPress themes by creating something that is on par with the largest paid templates and is significantly more feature-rich than most other free themes, yet still freely available to the public. Bento is the culmination of years of experience making… Continue reading Bento is a Free Multipurpose WordPress Theme

How to Setup a Local Server for WordPress

Creating a workspace for a PHP developer is a long and painstaking job. As a rule, these are hundreds of “hackneyed” actions related to setting up a web server, databases, PHP and its components, caching, mail servers … – the list can be considered endless and two or three applications are definitely not enough. With… Continue reading How to Setup a Local Server for WordPress

Sail: new CLI utility for managing WordPress applications

Sail is a new free CLI utility for creating and managing WordPress applications in the DigitalOcean cloud. This tool is designed for developers and allows you to: Quickly launch WordPress applications under your DigitalOcean account Deploy (and rollback) changes from your local copy of the project to the live site Create and roll back full… Continue reading Sail: new CLI utility for managing WordPress applications

How to add Sender header to wp_mail ()

The wp_mail () function in WordPress is used to send an email, but by default, for compatibility with some hosting providers, the kernel developers have disabled the Sender header setting. The Sender header is very similar to the From header, and in most cases, both headers should have the same meaning. But the key difference… Continue reading How to add Sender header to wp_mail ()

WordPress version 5.9 is available for beta testing

WordPress 5.9 is currently in development, but you can test the beta today. In order to avoid unpleasant situations, the update is recommended to be carried out on a test site. To get familiar with the new version of WordPress, you can: Install and activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin Download WordPress 5.9 beta 1… Continue reading WordPress version 5.9 is available for beta testing