User Role Editor 3.2b
Version 3.2 of “User Role Editor” WordPress plugin is near to its release. I invite you to participate in testing cycle. If you have testing WordPress installation, please help to test this version in order to exclude bugs before send it to WordPress repository. I tested it at my developing environment, for single site and multi-site WordPress installations. Be sure however, that you have fresh backup copy of your WordPress database before setup this early version on the production site.
What’s new in version 3.2?
- According to suggestions of multi-site WordPress networks owners “User Role Editor” will automatically duplicate roles from the main blog to every new created blog. Thus, there is not necessary to copy every custom added, modified role from the main blog to the new created one manually.
Today I received email from Matt
. Do you? No, I’m not personally acquainted with Matt. I just subscribed to WordPress news at wordpress.org. Email from wordpress.org, signed by Matt, contains this text:
"We’re doing a census of the WordPress World, if you have 5 minutes take this survey
We’re going to tally up the results and present them in my State of the Word talk next month in San Francisco, so send it to everyone you know who uses WordPress so we get the most representative sample".
I clicked the link at once and complete the survey. It’s quite short and will not take much time from you. Just tell the world how do you use WordPress, what do you do for WordPress, what’s the best thing with WordPress, what’s the worst one. Help Matt to get fresh and really big numbers
Ubuntu Terminal Size
How often you started terminal window in your Ubuntu box? How often after terminal window starting you click “Terminal” menu item at the top and select “4. 132×43″ or other window size which is different from the default one, which is “1. 80×24″? Do you drag your just opened terminal window to the new position at your desktop, right and down? Do you repeat these annoying routine steps day by day, again and again?
Are you tired doing this not too much smart job instead of making something useful? My patience is finished today. After about 1 year of every day clicks to change terminal window size and position to more convenient for me I finally turned on my curiosity and “googled” the subject. Success! A lot of people met this problem, asked about it on forums and of course decision exists. Thanks to Ubuntu community for sharing that with us.
Welcome WordPress 3.2
July 4th, 2011 WordPress official site
announced that WordPress version 3.2 is available for downloads
and automatic update directly from older WordPress installations. If you hear somewhere “George Gershwin”
, it is not only famous composer and pianist name now. It is name of person whom WordPress 3.2 release is devoted
. What new features can we find in WordPress 3.2? There are a lot of posts on the Net about it already. WordPress 3.2 was available for public preview in betas and release candidates about a month and we have enough time to become familiar with it already. But one deal to test something somewhere and fully another deal to have it working in production. Amazing thing! In short new features of WordPress 3.2 are: performance improvements, distraction-free writing (full screen post editor regime), admin UI refresh, new default Twenty Eleven theme, WordPress said goodbye to old browsers, e.g. IE 6.0, you can find more links in the admin toolbar.
Hello, dear readers!
Let me to spread the word of WordPress team in case you don’t read the WordPress development blog. June 21th, 2011, Matt Mullenweg published at WordPress development blog
post with “Reset Password”
title. You can read full copy below or visit its original page
“Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory.
Since version 2.5 WordPress has “edit_dashboard” (Edit Dashboard) capability in its capabilities system. What is the purpose of this capability? Does it forbid logged-in user to remove some widget from the dashboard if he decides that such widget is unneeded to him and wish to hide it using the “Screen Options” link at the top of dashboard screen? Definitely “No”.
If user has “edit_dashboard” capability he has access to the configuration parameters of widgets which included to his dashboard. If widget has some parameters to tune its work, such user is able to change them. Let’s see. Go to WordPress dashboard and move your mouse pointer to the right top corner of the widget box. Let’s take for example a “WordPress Development Blog” widget which is accessible to all logged-in users. Do you look a small down headed arrow? As you may know already it serves to collapse/expand widget box. Move your mouse to the left of that arrow. If you have “edit_dashboard” capability you will see that “Configure” link appears there.
Lockdown WP Admin
“Lockdown WordPress Admin”
or shortly “Lockdown WP Admin” plugin for WordPress is one of plugins concerned WordPress security enhancement. You can locate it at the WordPress repository
. Plugin author is Sean Fisher
. Last version available for the moment of writing this review is 1.6.
Lets go and see step by step what this plugin offers to the WordPress adminstrator to make WordPress more secure.
“Lockdown WP admin” hides wp-admin directory from the un-logged-in visitor. Such visitor will get 404 page not found HTTP error in its browser if he requests http://yourblogdomain/wp-admin/ URL.