The most popular WordPress plugins: Number That Makes Sense

https://poststatus.com/popular-wordpress-plugins/
Most Popular WordPress Plugins

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

With the recent change in public API and available data, we now could see more then just the download number. This is a great post by Brian Krogsgard at Post Status, does not only shows the top plugins by active install, but compare it with other data source to make sense. Happy reading!

WordPress 4.2: Taxonomy Term Splitting

https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/02/16/taxonomy-term-splitting-in-4-2-a-developer-guide/

[Very Important] Read in details if you’ve written a plugin or themes, that stores term IDs in a static way, you’ll be affected. Out of top 100 most popular plugins on WordPress.org, team found 11 will need changes in order to anticipate term splitting: Jetpack, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Google XML Sitemaps,All in One SEO Pack, Mailpoet, Advanced Custom Fields, Ninja Forms, Types, Custom Sidebars, Paid Memberships Pro, WordPress Download Manager.

Successful CMS Conference 2015 & My Session Slides

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.

WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it’s community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!

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Difference Between home_url() and site_url() in WordPress

difference between home_url() and site_url()

home_url() and site_url() in WordPress is very simple thing, but could be little bit confusing. Look at the image, then I described below –

From Setting -> General
1) WordPress Address (URL) = site_url()
2) Site Address (URL) = home_url( )

You could force rewrite that from wp-config.php too. Remembering is easy, its just opposite to what is says, so in Setting “Site Address (URL)” is home_url not the site_url as it looks from the words. Savvy?

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Weird W3 Total Cache Install Errors & Solution

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If you are testing something new, there is always chance to break things, that’s why you should always have a fail-safe system. Thing is sometime situation could be a bit different. I decide to test “WP-Rocket”, so disabled W3 Total Cache. I will write a separate article about my experience with “WP-Rocket”. Soon, when I decide to revert back to W3 Total Cache, I started to get weird errors, here I will explain how I solved it.

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Responsible Disclosure!

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Sucuri discovered the vulnerability, and informed the MailPoet team, gave them information and time to fix the issue. The MailPoet team did resolved it, but Sucuri disclosed the vulnerability to the wild just within 24hr of MailPoet released the update at WordPress.org.

This is not a Responsible Disclosure! We all are glad to Sucuri that they discovered the issue and informed the developer, but how on earth they expected a plugin which is downloaded more then 2 million times, and one of the most used plugin in its sector, could force their user to update to latest version within 24hr?

Result – 50 thousand WordPress site hacked using this exploit!

Who to blame? The security firm that we all love or their Responsible Disclosure?
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Contributing In WordPress: My Presentation On WordPressians MeetUp

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We had an amazing MeetUp of WordPressians Group (6th meetup) at Dhaka, last Saturday (June 28th, 2014). It was our first meetup at HubDhaka, a great place of my dear friend Sajid. It was a super great meetup with all of our guys in WordPress Community.

I spoke about “Contributing In WordPress”. Here are the slides –

Adding photos of the events, courtesy to all our talented Photographer buddies, adding as gallery below. Also adding details about my presentation, and all resource inside.

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