Some time ago I read about a critical vulnerability present in WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1(it was seriously severe, it primarily let attackers change data in your DB using restful API), and I had a website that I did back in 2015, the problem is that I did the theme using _e function(mostly on the front page) for translations as it was a multilingual website.
Anyway, I updated from 4.7.2 to 4.7.3 and <<BAM>> all translations were broken. It was a bit curious though why this update broke the translation if in 4.7.0 they worked fine, so started to see if any change was written in the official documentation that I could find on these links: I18n_for_WordPress_Developers and developer.wordpress.org/themes/functionality/internationalization View full article
A few days back I had started noticing that results displayed in google were delivered awful slow. I thought maybe my main router doesn’t work as it should, I checked and saw that current resources consumption levels and the average on last days resource consumption were below 1%, I had the latest pFsense firmware update and no noticeable problem in the logs. In fact, it was unusual as more than one device(with different OS-es) was affected by the problem, so I did a bit of research and found out a Reddit discussion about a possible bug in WebKit Engine. The discussion was pretty old, at least about a year ago from January 2017, but since I used a browser that was based on a WebKit engine, I said it wouldn’t hurt to try. View full article
An acquittance of mine ask me if I could send in his place an email that could not be hard/impossible to trace, so I said don’t be paranoid even a toddler can do that. Yeah most of us think that secret services can do almost anything, but newsflash there is a TON of info that is hard to spy or was never spied globally. Just think about all that junk that exists as “info” today, if you think about it, every couple of years or so the quantity of information on the internet is multiplied by a factor of at least 8-10. I alone for my single human existence needs, I am using a couple of TB of traffic every month( in fact my last 3 days stats are Bytes In 401.40 GiB, Bytes Out 112.29 GiB), and as the web becomes more media-savvy tomorrow it will become more steam savvy, and as more people use the internet very actively and for many “smart” uses big flows will flow hence the big buzzword. View full article
So if you want a WordPress plugin for managing downloads and to be capable of working with external URLs you can choose this plugin(wp-downloadmanager). Unfortunately on the WordPress plugin directory, there aren’t so many plugins that have in their design external URLs, of course, external URLs aren’t what you would want most of the time but there are some cases where such URLs are preferred and this was my case too.
After installing this plugin I detected that it had a bug exactly when working with external URLs. I had notified the author and he said that he might fix this bug.
The bug consists of unusable external download links saved in the database, this happens when the remote download URL is a bit ugly, and it contains characters like &,? View full article