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Admin Area Naming of Text WidgetsGeof F. Morris

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:44:19 +0000

Mandy has a great idea with having text box widgets be nameable inside of the WordPress widgets area. If you add a Title, yes, they get shown as “Text: My Ad”, but then that “My Ad” title also gets displayed to the user. That’s really not what you want. Disclosure: Mandy contacted us at the […](image)

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On Setting ScopeGeof F. Morris

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:07:58 +0000

[Hi. I write here when it suits me.] Jane’s post on setting the scope for future releases shows that WordPress’s process is continuing to mature. Notably: “Future release” goes away, and features will get slotted for specific releases. “As long as we’re not in freeze” goes away as a mentality. Project planning. I have a […](image)

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Planned Features for WP 2.7Geof F. Morris

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:54:50 +0000

As I look at the planned features for WP 2.7 as reported by Weblog Tools Collection, I’m having a few thoughts: I noted on the 27th that it made sense that WordPress would be hosting themes at to allow for ease-of-upgrading, and it looks like a Theme Update API will help with that. Plugin […](image)

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On WP 2.2.3 and WP 2.3Geof F. Morris

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 01:03:45 +0000

Well, my request for an agreeable openness went nowhere. :shrug: We have our WP 2.2.3, and it fixes the issues that Alexander and others raised. That is very good. Thanks, guys. And for the record, it was 16 days between notice and release. Very good. Also, the news about the betas has been great. Beta […](image)

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An Agreeable OpennessGeof F. Morris

Sat, 25 Aug 2007 01:20:42 +0000

Well, again we’ve got folks claiming to have found a remote SQL injection in WordPress, one that affects all versions. At least the discoverer, Alexander Concha, did the right thing: notifying the WP folks. He’s chosen not to disclose information about the hole, which means one of two things: It’s bogus. It’s heinous. Because I’m […](image)

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An Appropriate ResponseGeof F. Morris

Sun, 05 Aug 2007 01:37:20 +0000

Back in July when I last wrote here, Matt asked: What exactly do you want us to say? If it’s important, then we’re working as fast as we can to get a release out and promote the heck out of it. (Think 2.1.1.) If we consider it low priority, then it waits for the next […](image)

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Start the Clock on WP 2.2.2Geof F. Morris

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 00:29:20 +0000

There’s a vulnerability in WP 2.2.1. BlogSecurity is who brought it to my attention. After being burned by vulnerabilities before—and having gotten absolutely slammed over the weekend with HTTP requests—I worry about this security hole. Note: Coblentz discovered the bug on 21 Jun reported the bug on 22 Jun. When did WP reply? 5 Jul, […](image)

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WordPress Security ScanningGeof F. Morris

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 19:19:37 +0000

I’ve found BlogSecurity’s WordPress Scanner to be invaluable for me; I’ve recently brought a bunch of installs up to current, but I hadn’t considered the vulnerabilities in XSS attacks on templates. But now that I know that those have holes, too, I can patch them up. Go give WordPress Scanner a shot: all you’ll need […](image)

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Geof on WordPress SecurityGeof F. Morris

Sun, 24 Jun 2007 00:59:35 +0000

Back when I saw Wincent Colaiuta’s strident slamming of the security holes in WordPress 2.2, I commented, “I think Colaiuta overstates his case here, but the point is taken: this should have been pushed out faster.” I brought it up with Stephen at lunch yesterday, and we talked about some of the issues at play […](image)

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WP 2.1: Still No Atom 1.0 SupportGeof F. Morris

Tue, 23 Jan 2007 15:22:57 +0000

As Joe Gregorio notes, WordPress was supposed to support Atom 1.0 starting with the 1.6 milestone [which, as I recall, never happened and became 2.0]. Mark Pilgrim is frustrated, too. So am I, but this should be a surprise to exactly no one. But being one to work within the system … there’s the new […](image)

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