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April 2015

How to use animated GIFs in WordPress

If you want to use animated GIFs in WordPress, you may discover the animated GIF has become a static GIF. This happens because of the WordPress resizing mechanism. For each picture you upload, WordPress creates several copies in different sizes. The sizes depend on the theme and plugin settings. The problem with animated GIFs is, […]

April 2015

WordPress 4.2.1 addresses critical XSS vulnerability

WordPress 4.2.1, which was released a few days after 4.2 on April 27th 2015 addresses a critical security issue in WordPress. This XSS vulnerability existed since quite some time, but it was discovered recently. In the Security Release by WordPress it says: A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site […]

April 2015

Escape shortcodes

If you write your own WordPress plugin, you usually set up a new page to document the plugin and how to work with this plugin. If you are using shortcodes, you might run into problems, since you can’t simply write your shortcode into the editor without executing it. I always used an extra script, which […]

April 2015

How to create a help menu in WordPress

In this post, I want to address the question, how you can use and extend the help menu, you find in the admin dashboard of WordPress. Usually, this help menu can be found in the top right corner and it gives the user some hints and tips, how to use the current page. So, lets […]

April 2015

Visualize your disk usage with Disk Usage Sunburst

If you have ever wondered, which of your plugins is eating all your web space, you should check it out. Disk Usage Sunburst by the German Premium WordPress Hoster Raidboxes delivers a beautiful solution to this question. Once you have installed the plugin, you can go to Tools > Disk Usage and you will find […]