Tag Archives: wordpress

June 9, 2015

Most Popular Tags 5.0

Version 5.0 of the Most Popular Tags WordPress plugin is now live! This update adds a feature that has been requested for ages: support for custom taxonomies. Head over to to the plugin directory to download it, or just use the plugin update feature from your WP install.

Apologies for the delay! Better late than never, right?

May 15, 2015

The Trojan Emoji

Andrew Nacin, lead developer of WordPress, just finished a talk at Loopconf, where he talked about a series of related WordPress security fixes that spanned two years, with the final fix included into WordPress core under the guise of Emoji support.

The code has been in trunk since January, months before the release of 4.2. But it was there under the guise of Emoji support, as “noone had any idea what it did because it was 1,000 lines of the database abstraction layer to just remove invalid characters.”

Because of how opaque the vulnerability and the corresponding fix were, the team was able to spend a very long time working on and fixing the issue, all without exposing the vulnerability to the general public.

Beautiful. (via ma.tt)

May 14, 2015

Forgot to mention this yesterday: version 4.1 of the Most Popular Tags plugin has been released. This version adds support for vh and vw CSS font size units.

May 6, 2015

GenerateWP

The easiest and the fastest way to create custom and high quality code for your WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s.

Includes generators for WordPress taxonomies, for example.

April 27, 2015

Starting to get a bit sick and tired of the FUD people are spreading about WordPress. Today’s highlight (paraphrased): “WordPress is super insecure and doesn’t even offer automatic updates”. Except a) it’s more secure than other CMSes—especially less popular ones—and b) WP has had auto-updating built in since 3.7.

April 24, 2015