How to Use WordPress Cron to Schedule Events

WordPress Cron is a useful functionality that is provided by WordPress since 2.1. This simulates an actual cron job and gives the scheduling ability to plugins or themes without requiring regular users to set real cron jobs on their servers. In this tut…

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Exciting work is being done with regards to the WordPress auto-update system that allows the WordPress team to sign each update. That signature can be verified by each WordPress installation to guarantee you're installing the actual WordPress update an...

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A few weeks ago, WordPress released version 4.7.2 to address several security vulnerabilities, including one critical one. This vulnerability allowed a remote, unauthorised attack to update web pages via the REST API. Since then, hundreds of thousands of ... (more…)

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