Author Archives: Pieter

About Pieter

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

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 Incorrect use of unfiltered data allows for users to register on a site with elevated privileges. Report on 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 »