New Jetpack Release

Jetpack 10.2: Get More Widget Visibility Controls

Jetpack 10.2 is now available for download. We have some cool new features for you along with several bug fixes and performance enhancements.

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CSRF Vulnerability Found in Software License Manager Plugin

Versions before 4.5.1 of the Software License Manager plugin for WordPress have an exploitable Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. Any user logged in to a site with the vulnerable extension can, by clicking a link, be tricked to delete an entry in the plugin’s registered domain database table. The link can be distributed in an email, or on a website the victim user is likely to visit.

The good news is, there’s not much else that can be done by exploiting this weakness. And the attacker needs to know the id of the domain they wish to delete from the database beforehand. 

Still, we recommend anybody running version 4.5.0 or earlier of the plugin to upgrade as soon as possible.

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Multiple vulnerabilities in Workreap theme by Amentotech

Recently the Jetpack team found some infected files in one of our hosted customers’ sites, and quickly traced the source of infection back to the Workreap theme by Amentotech. We started an investigation and uncovered a number of vulnerable AJAX endpoints in the theme; the most severe of these was an unauthenticated unvalidated upload vulnerability potentially leading to remote code execution and a full site takeover.

We reported the vulnerabilities to the Amentotech team via the Envato Helpful Hacker program, and the issues were addressed promptly by them. Version 2.2.2 of the theme was released on June 29, 2021 that fixes the found vulnerabilities.

TL;DR

Due to the seriousness of the vulnerabilities, we highly recommend all users of the Workreap theme to upgrade to version 2.2.2 or later as soon as possible. 

Download the upgrade from the theme website and install it manually, or upgrade automatically via the Envato market plugin.

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Jetpack 9.5: Level up your site with custom recommendations

We’ve got quite the release for you this month! Jetpack 9.5 provides personal recommendations for your site, improves your findability with free SEO tools, and gives your visitors a better search experience. Bonus: the WordPress mobile app was recently updated and now includes Jetpack tools helping you to protect your site from anywhere. Let’s get to it!

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Jetpack 9.2: Ready for WordPress 5.6

Jetpack 9.2 is now available. Give the latest version a try, by installing Jetpack or updating your existing installation.

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Get WordPress Bundles for the Google Cloud Platform Through Bitnami

In August, developers’ lives got a lot easier when official WordPress images certified by Bitnami and Automattic became available on Amazon Web Services.  

Now, you can also find official WordPress images on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)! Automattic (the folks behind Jetpack, WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and more) partnered with Bitnami to provide a straightforward, secure way to use WordPress and Jetpack on GCP.   

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Meet Joen from Jetpack: A Connoisseur of Sunshine and WordPress

At Jetpack, our Happiness Engineers are usually busy supporting our customers to ensure that they have everything they need for a successful website — but we interrupted one of them for an inside look at Jetpack and some valuable tips and tricks.

Meet Joen, a Jetpack Happiness Engineer who grew up in Viking territory but now works remotely under the sunshine and blue skies of southern Spain.

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How to Avoid Common WordPress Plugin Problems with Jetpack

One of WordPress’s biggest benefits is plugins, which let you expand your site’s functionality to meet your exact needs. There are no limits to the type or number of plugins you can install and activate on your WordPress website — there are currently thousands available in the WordPress repository

But with this unlimited flexibility comes responsibility, since each new plugin introduces its own set of potential issues, from site slowdowns to crashes and compatibility issues. With a little knowledge and a little Jetpack, you can resolve the three most common challenges — or prevent them from happening in the first place.

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Reach New Customers and Boost Your SEO With a Quality Blog

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Enhancing the WordPress author page

What to Consider When Changing Your WordPress Theme

You’ve been thinking about changing the look of your site for a while now. You found a WordPress theme that you like, but you’re a bit nervous about what will happen to your site after you activate the new theme.

You’re overcome with questions: Will you lose any of your site data? How do you pick and customize a new theme? How will a new theme impact your site layout, and will widgets that you installed remain intact?

There are many things to consider before making the switch to a new theme. Knowing what to look for is half the battle, but we’re here to help guide you along the way.

Let’s explore exactly what you should keep in mind when changing your WordPress theme to make it a smooth transition.

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