I am finally writing the first post in a series I’m calling, “The Web Designer’s Toolbox”. I plan on covering all aspects of this subject focusing on things that I’ve personally tried and that have stood the test over the last 15 years of being in this business. There were times when I screamed my head off and times when it just worked like magic. WordPress is an awesome thing when it works correctly. That’s kind of what I’m hoping will come out of this post is a little bit of my pain and hopefully, that will keep you from suffering to bad.
What makes a good plugin?
A Good Designer Has Consistency
If you’ll notice on a lot of websites today, there’s no rhyme or reason to their design. They’re jumping all over the place with fonts and unusual sizes. They’re coding all their titles with a <p> instead a proper <H1> tag. And other small things that only a true web designer would know.
Posted January 16, 2018 by Ian Dunn. Filed under Releases, Security.
WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
MediaElement has released a new version that contains a fix for the bug, and a WordPress plugin containing the fixed files is available in the plugin repository.
Thank you to the reporters of this issue for practicing responsible security disclosure: Enguerran Gillier and Widiz.
21 other bugs were fixed in WordPress 4.9.2. Particularly of note were:
The previous taxonomy-agnostic behavior of get_category_link() and category_description() was restored.
Switching themes will now attempt to restore previous widget assignments, even when there are no sidebars to map.
The Codex has more information about all of the issues fixed in 4.9.2, if you’d like to learn more.
Download WordPress 4.9.2 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 4.9.2:
0x6f0, Aaron Jorbin, Andrea Fercia, Andrew Duthie, Andrew Ozz, Blobfolio, Boone Gorges, Caleb Burks, Carolina Nymark, chasewg, Chetan Prajapati, Dion Hulse, Hardik Amipara, ionvv, Jason Caldwell, Jeffrey Paul, Jeremy Felt, Joe McGill, johnschulz, Juhi Patel, Konstantin Obenland, Mark Jaquith, Nilambar Sharma, Peter Wilson, Rachel Baker, Rinku Y, Sergey Biryukov, and Weston Ruter.
My name is Jamie. I am a designer and digital marketing enthusiast. I have been in this arena for over 15 years now. I specialize in web & graphics design but I also offer services in SEO and some content marketing. I'm glad you came by my site!