WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress News

Automattic announced today that WordPress 3.5.2 is now available! This maintenance and security release, which fixes 12 bugs, features: Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site. Disallowing contributors from improperly publishing posts or reassigning the post’s authorship. An update to the SWFUpload external library to … Read More

WordPress Attacks

We Fix WP, WordPress News

The ContentRobot team has been monitoring the ongoing brute-force attacks against WordPress sites, which has been escalating in recent weeks. One or more illegal botnets are being used to attack WordPress sites by trying as many username and password combinations as possible in order to find valid login credentials. They are being relentless and can … Read More

Where Art Thou Good WordPress News Sites?

WordPress News

We were saddened to learn recently that Weblog Tools Collection’s Mark Ghosh announced that he is leaving the popular site. We hope someone takes it over and continues the good work they have done so far. It got us wondering, where are the good resources for finding out about WordPress news? Sites We Recommend Post … Read More

WordPress 3.5.1 is Out

WordPress News

Automattic released WordPress 3.5.1 last night! It fixed 37 bugs and is considered a security release for all previous WordPress versions. Here are the highlights of the release’s fixes: Prevented certain HTML elements from being unexpectedly removed or modified in rare cases in the Editor. Fixed a collection of minor workflow and compatibility issues in … Read More

Is Your WordPress Blog Hackable?

Blogging, WordPress Plugins

ContentRobot has been assisting bloggers to clean up a few hacks in recent weeks. Mostly they were compromised with the so-called TimThumb vulnerability that was discovered last year. What Does TimThumb Do? Timthumb.php, which is included in many WordPress themes and some plugins, is an on-the-fly image resizing utility. Unfortunately, older versions of the script … Read More

The Future of WordPress: Radically Simplified

WordPress News

We often tell our clients that if you can create a Word document, you can easily write posts for your WordPress blog. While some still think it’s too hard, it’s good to know that Automattic is already thinking about ways to simply the task. According to Matt Mullenweg, WordPress (which amazingly turning nine on Sunday!) … Read More

Pingdom: WordPress Dominates Top Blogs

WordPress News

Yesterday, Pingdom reported that 48% of the top blogs in the world use WordPress, which comes as no surprise to ContentRobot. The five fantastic findings that we liked were: That was a increase from the 32% that WordPress recorded three years ago Their findings compared to Technorat’s State of the Blogosphere 2011 report, which stated that … Read More

Posterous Bloggers Flock to WordPress

WordPress News

The Next Web reported on Monday that Posterous has been sold to Twitter and as expected, bloggers started to look for another alternative platform. Yesterday, WordPress.com posted that they had seen a 250% increase of imports from Posterous blogs. If you are looking to  join the ranks of hosted WordPress blogs and want to bring … Read More