Widespread WordPress Plugins and Themes Security Vulnerability

26 April 2015,   By

This is a general community announcement for users of WordPress websites, to bring your attention to a XSS vulnerability affecting multiple WordPress plugins and themes. The vulnerability is caused by a common code pattern used in WordPress plugins and themes.. it will affect millions of websites, so super important you get onto this and update your wordpress site!

What should I do?

As there is no simple way of knowing exactly which plugins or themes are affected, and the issue is widespread, our best advice is to periodically check for updates to any WordPress themes or plugins you are using (via your wordpress admin panel) and apply those available as soon as possible. If you use a website development company to support your website, get in touch with them to ask for their advice and/or upgrade support.

We strongly recommend continuing to check for updates, especially over the next few weeks, but also on an ongoing basis. It is important to always keep your WordPress installation and associated plugins and themes up to date. If you still have concerns, we suggest engaging an experienced WordPress developer to check whether your site is affected.

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