Multiple Joomla! (<3.6.4) vulnerabilities fixed

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Less than two days ago a security update for Joomla! was released. This release fixes two mayor security issues: Inadequate checks allows for users to register on a site when registration has been disabled. Report on Joomla.org Incorrect use of unfiltered data allows for users to register on a site with elevated privileges. Report on Joomla.org If you are using… Read more »

Hiding menus in the WordPress Dashboard

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If you’ve been working for a while on your website you might end up with a clutter of menus on your left hand side of the Dashboard. Some of these entries are quite useful, but there are also some that are just taking up precious space. Lucky for us WordPress comes shipped with a nifty function that allows us to… Read more »

Developers: please use sslverify = true

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Often WordPress is being used to talk to external gateways or API’s. Especially now, with the uprising popularity of the REST API WordPress is getting more and more ready to talk to the outside world. A fairly common practice is to set sslverify = false when you’re using functions like wp_remote_get() or wp_remote_post (). Even though this was common practice… Read more »

Repair a broken plugin after upgrading

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As we all know, updating your WordPress site is important. Not just the core, but also the installed plugins and theme’s. Usually this goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Plugins that fail to update properly can cause all kinds of problems. Mostly white screens, in either the front-end or the dashboard of your website. If it really was the upgrade that… Read more »

Stuck in maintenance mode? This is how you fix it!

Every now and then you get updates for your WordPress site. A shiny notification that awaits you after logging on to the dashboard. Usually you can just click the notification link and after a short time you’ve updated to the latest version of WordPress. Sometimes however, things don’t go that smoothly. Whether you’ve accidentally closed your browser, or something went… Read more »

Locating hostheaders on IIS using PowerShell.

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Sometimes you might want to find out what HostHeaders are being used with similar names on your server. For example when there are conflicts and/or duplicate HostHeaders. Especially when you have lots of sites with similar names this can be a real pain in the ass using the GUI. Lucky for us, PowerShell comes with some nifty cmdlets that can… Read more »