About Plugin and Theme Reviews

I’ve been reviewing the reviews. Occasionally there seems to be some misunderstanding about what reviews are and what they are for in the WordPress community. I keep coming back to this topic in the review sub-forum so I thought I’d put this down for commentary. Reviews are feedback, nothing more and nothing less The reviews have […]

FYI plugins are broken again https make wordpress…

FYI, plugins are broken again. RESOLVED Same issues that were happening two weeks… tl;dr – we’re not approving ANY new plugins until it’s fixed and if someone has commit problems, please send them to that post and let them know we know, we’re working on it, but it’s drama and we hate it too.

Review an intentionally vulnerable plugin

This was originally posted on WordPress Make/Plugins Imagine that another plugin author has asked you to look at a plugin that is currently in development to check for security flaws and help them fix any that are present. Would you know what to look for and how to fix the problems? Well, a fun challenge […]

How to fix the intentionally vulnerable plugin

This was originally posted on WordPress Make/Plugins If you have not reviewed the intentionally vulnerable plugin, then I suggest you do so before reading on. The intentionally vulnerable plugin demonstrates a range of security vulnerabilities that are commonly seen in WordPress plugins. In this post I aim to go through each vulnerability giving a little […]

Review an intentionally vulnerable plugin

Please see the new Support Handbook for new and up-to-date information. This was originally posted on WordPress Make/Plugins Imagine that another plugin author has asked you to look at a plugin that is currently in development to check for security flaws and help them fix any that are present. Would you know what to look […]

How to fix the intentionally vulnerable plugin

Please see the new Support Handbook for new and up-to-date information. This was originally posted on WordPress Make/Plugins If you have not reviewed the intentionally vulnerable plugin, then I suggest you do so before reading on. The intentionally vulnerable plugin demonstrates a range of security vulnerabilities that are commonly seen in WordPress plugins. In this […]

What to do with commercial plugin/theme topics?

On the wp-forums mailing list this morning, there spawned a good conversation about how commercial plugin/theme support threads should be handled in the forums. There were several good questions raised including: Should there be a better way to segregate commercial plugin/theme support topics? How can we better organize said topics into one place? Should we? […]

Plugins

Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. They let you take WordPress in whatever direction best suits your business or website. WordPress core is designed to only contain the essential tools for creating a website, Plugins are for taking WordPress even further. Plugins offer custom functionality that let you tailor your website. There […]

Installing

Installing WordPress is easy. Whether you use a 1-click installer provided by your host, or do it manually using MySQL and FTP, it is really simple to do. This guide will walk you through the steps for a successful, secure, WordPress installation. If you don’t want to even install WordPress, you can sign up for […]

January 10th Support Team Meeting Summary

General announcements Next up, a reminder to those with moderation powers on WordPress.org forums: If you are archiving posts or topics, or are flagging an account, you always leave a response as to why they were flagged/archived, and what this means. If you are flagging the user, you also add a user note on the […]