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Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

Tagged: wordpress plugins

Taxonomy Switcher – WordPress Plugin image/svg+xml

This plugin allows you to select your “From”, and “To” Taxonomies, to convert all terms. Optionally select a parent term to limit terms to switch. Typing term names will do a live search of terms with the name you are typing AND possess child terms.

Earlier today, I needed to switch a bunch of terms from one custom taxonomy to another. This plugin saved me a bunch of time, so I thought it was worth a bookmark for future reference.

Choosing plugins, libraries, and frameworks — Draft Podcast image/svg+xml

In this episode, Joe and Brian talk their considerations when selecting which plugins, libraries, and frameworks to use with WordPress.

An interesting discussion and well worth a listen. I’m not sure I agree with Brian’s idea of security in numbers — using the number of active installations of a plugin as an indicator to how trustworthy and secure it is. Personally, I’d be more inclined to agree with Joe’s approach of only installing plugins if it’s absolutely necessary and/or it’s too much trouble to write the functionality yourself.

Comparison of Popular WordPress Caching Solutions image/svg+xml

tl;dr

If you are looking for easy to use caching that “just works”, WP Super Cache is for you. The plugin provides disk based page caching that will dramatically speed up the vast majority of websites. The support community is vibrant, and the plugin is well maintained.

I’m using WP Super Cache on several WordPress sites (including this one) and I can confirm that it works pretty well.

WordPress Plugin Comes With a Backdoor, Steals Admin Credentials In Cleartext image/svg+xml

This backdoor also allows him to download files which add his own admin account to the site, and even alter core WordPress files so every time a user logs in, edits his profile, or a new user account is created, the user’s password is collected (in cleartext) and sent to his server.

This sucks and I feel sorry for anyone who has fallen victim to this. That said, it’s a pretty good reminder for people to run regular audits on all their installed plugins. Note, the plugin has now been removed from the plugin directory.