WordPress 4.8.2 Released

WordPress 4.8.2 is the second security release under the 4.8 release of WordPress. This fixes some core issues, as well as the following:

  • $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability.

The $wpdb->prepare prepares database queries and as noted, does not directly affect the core. This fix makes it more difficult for add-on items like themes and plugins to cause a vulnerability.

There are additional items fixed by this security release and a list of what is fixed by WordPress 4.8.2 Security release is provided by the good folks at WordPress.

Bravo to the WordPress team for being on top of security issues, as they are discovered. Remember that WordPress is open source and there is a wide community looking out for us. Make sure your site is kept up-to-date, not just with the core, but also plugins and themes. And if you are signed up for my site management through me, you are covered.


Training Arm of MannWD

The training arm of Michael Mann Web Design is growing. In the past, I operated under two distinct sites: WPbyMe and OS4Me. One was for WordPress based training and the other for all things Open Source Software related.

Frugal Web Guy

Then a switch to a new brand came about in 2014-2015 to Frugal Web Guy. This new arm engulfed WPbyMe and expanded the mission beyond text based training into more video based training. The second half of 2016 will see the frugal brand overtaking the OS4Me brand as well. A new hub for all educational opportunities will be built over the next few weeks over at frugaltraining.com. It is my hope to take training for WordPress and the various Open Source Software to the next level, providing some of the very best in the industry.

Hope you will come along for the ride, as I woke to educate the next generation of Web Professionals.


New Website Launched

The upcoming My Simple Theme is nearly complete, so I decided to push it on for use here on Michael Mann Web Design. Kicking the tires, I found a few areas where some work could go into improving things. Development is nearly complete and this site will serve as a model site for what is possible with the first theme to be released to the public by me. Enjoy!