What is Clickjacking Protection in WordPress?

WordPress 3.1.3 is released with lot many security fixes and enhancements. One of the added security feature is Clickjacking protection for modern browsers. So what is Clickjacking protection and how this added security is going to help WordPress users? Here is how you are going to get a security layer in your favorite blogging platform because of this Clickjacking protection. Clickjacking is a trick performed by hackers to get confidential information or to cheat users and force them to perform action which they don’t want to do. For example, they add a transparent layer on the webpage and user will not see the actual button available. He or She will click the button to perform certain action but as the hacker has used Clickjacking and added another button above that and will get what He or She wants. For example, even by clicking a video play button on Facebook, you become a member of certain community or unintentionally like certain page which you don’t want to like. According to Wikipedia, A clickjacked page tricks a user into performing undesired actions by clicking on a concealed link. On a clickjacked page, the attackers show a set of dummy buttons, then load another page over it in a transparent layer. The users think that they are clicking the visible buttons, while they are actually performing actions on the hidden page. To avoid this kind of hacking on WordPress login and admin pages, WP team had added Clickjacking protection for modern browsers. WordPress community should welcome this kind of security updates and upgrade to the latest version of WordPress to have protected...

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Upgrade to WordPress 3.1.3, Download WordPress 3.2 beta 2

WordPress team is really working hard to fix the security issues and is also keep an eye on the future release. They have released the security update as version 3.1.3  with few enhancements and also released the beta 2 version of WordPress 3.2. We had reported about the availability of WordPress 3.2 beta 1 and also shared few screenshots of the new admin and features. The most sought feature of WordPress 3.2 is the distraction free full-screen writing panel. Anyways, you can go ahead and download the WordPress 3.2 beta 2 and take a look on new features. If you are having WordPress a blogging platform on a production site, then I would recommend to upgrade that to the latest version. As 3.1.3 is a security fix, it will help you in data protection as well as securing your site admin. WordPress 3.1.3 is having security enhancements, Taxonomy query hardening, media security fixes suggested by Microsoft team, file upload security improvements for not much reliable hosting servers. This version is also doing some clean up work by cleaning up old WordPress import files for which the import didn’t complete successfully. WordPress 3.1.3 is also having “clickjacking” protection to avoid admin credentials revelation to others on modern web browsers. Go ahead and upgrade to WordPress 3.1.3 from auto-upgrade option or download the latest version from this...

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WordPress 3.2 beta 1 with new Admin UI, new Full Screen Editor and Improved Performance

WordPress is getting popular each day and on every update, it is getting new features and options. After few months of WordPress 3.1 release, team has released the first beta of WordPress 3.2 which is having new Admin UI and lot many performance updates. Once we got the copy of first beta of WordPress 3.2, we started testing the new additions and features. Apart from improved performance and speed, here is what you are going to get in WordPress 3.2. New Admin UI with sleek look and design Smooth full screen editor which is 100% distraction free. It works with visual as well as HTML editor as well. You can switch between them by just a single click. New theme named “Twenty Eleven” with cool JavaScript implementation and rich look More control added on Admin bar WordPress team has also raised the minimum requirement for installing the setup on host server. Now it requires PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0 to install WordPress. We recommend best in class hosting servers for your WordPress blog where you can quickly install WordPress and have a peace of mind. HostGator and BlueHost are really good with proper support and easy installation for WordPress. DreamHost is also a reliable hosting solution for WordPress installation and hosting. You can download WordPress 3.2 beta 1 and take a look at new features. It is not recommended to install the beta versions on live sites as you may find some...

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Install Jetpack to get WordPress.com features on self hosted WordPress

WordPress.com is the blog hosting platform by Automattic where self hosted WordPress is open source fully customizable platform available for free. Some of the added features which where available in WordPress.com sites were available on self hosted WordPress through Plugins. Now Matt Mullenweg of Automattic has launched a single plugin to get all those added features on self hosted WordPress. This way one will get rid of at least 5 – 6 plugins. Jetpack is that single plugin which will bring all the WordPress.com features like Stats, Gravatar Hovercard, Twitter Widget, WP.me shortlinks, Sharedaddy, LaTex, After the Deadline, Shortcode Embeds etc. By using this single plugin, you will get all these features on your self hosted WordPress blog. Blackbird Pie is the feature which doesn’t come under Jetpack yet. There are few slots open for upcoming features as well. So with the update of Jetpack, you will get added feature sin future as well. WordPress hosting partners like Blue Host, Dreamhost etc. are already providing Jetpack installed on script based installation of WordPress. If you are already hosting your WordPress on a hosting server, you can download the Jetpack plugin from WordPress directory and install the same. So Jetpack is just an accumulation of lot many other plugins by Automattic and will provide the added features in...

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