Author Archives: Pieter

About Pieter

Currently working as a WordPress Support engineer at a Dutch hosting company. Actively submitting documentation for WordPress and sometimes helping out with WordPress Core development.

How to: run the beta-version of WordPress

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There are many ways you can contribute to the WordPress project. You can make translations, help other users out at the forums, or submit bugfixes to the WordPress repository. One (rather easy) way is often overlooked. You can also contribute by testing and beta-testing new WordPress releases. This way you can try out new features before they get released to… Read more »

Security release for Joomla!

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Yesterday (13th December) Joomla! released a security update. This update fixes a vulnerability that is present in most Joomla! sites, affecting Joomla! 1.6.0 through 3.6.4. Besides this high priority bug, two low priority bugs are fixed as well. Also some security hardening has been done, and some bugs have been fixed with this release. It is recommended to update your… Read more »

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 »