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About two weeks ago a vulnerability in a PHP plugin that is quite popular in performing image resizing tasks, and that I’d incorporated into my WEBphysiology Portfolio Plugin, was uncovered. I found out based upon an email that came out of my local WordPress Meetup group. The issue had to do with
Very cool infographic on the power and prevalence of WordPress in blogging and CMS. Not only is it well crafted but has the support of many plugin and theme developers.
This has to be one of the best diagrams that pulls together all the working parts of a WordPress theme. My hat is off to Joost de Valk for pulling this great illustration together and granting me permission to share it with the visitors to my site.
The WEBphysiology Portfolio WordPress plugin has grown a lot in a short two months since its birth. New features like ShrinkTheWeb.com thumbnailing and more control over the end user interface make it a must have addition to your WordPress powered website.
WordPress v3.0.4 was released today as a critical security patch to a portion of the code dealing with HTML sanitation. It is recommended that everyone update to this version immediately.
Securing WordPress from the get go is a no brainer and is not difficult nor too time consuming. The benefit is being able to sleep at night. Also make certain to keep your WordPress software upgraded to the latest version.
If you need an expanded-list style portfolio for your WordPress site, or a different kind of image gallery, please take a look at our WEBphysiology Portfolio plugin. It is our first publicly released WordPress plugin and our attempt to give back just a little to all of those developers from whom we’ve benefited.
Setting up customized widget areas within a WordPress theme is not really that difficult once you know the basic steps. The widgets need to be registered, the theme needs to make a call to include widgets and then a custom php page needs to sometimes be built to call the custom widget areas and format them.
The function.php file can be put to good use in a Child Theme (or standard them). This can be to cover for such things as adding new styling tags or perhaps to reference a new stylesheet. It also can be used to create new functions, remove parent functions or both. Once you play with the function.php file a bit you’ll, no doubt, find many more uses.