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#10: Mon May 15, 2023

Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Popular WordPress Plugins

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs for Monday, May 15th, 2023. Here are today’s top news stories:

First up, Essential Addons for Elementor has patched a critical privilege escalation vulnerability. This popular plugin has over a million active installs and the vulnerability could have allowed an attacker to take control of a website. If you’re using Essential Addons for Elementor, make sure you update to the latest version immediately.

Next, let’s talk about A/B testing in WordPress. Split testing is an important practice that can help improve conversions and user experience. If you want to learn how to run A/B tests on your WordPress site, there are plugins available that can help you get started.

In other news, Themeum has acquired the Kirki Customizer Framework Plugin. Themeum is a well-known theme and plugin company founded in 2013, and this acquisition will allow them to offer even more customization options for their users.

Finally, we have some concerning news about the WordPress Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Hackers are actively exploiting a recently fixed vulnerability in this popular plugin just one day after a proof-of-concept exploit was released. If you’re using this plugin, be sure to update it as soon as possible.

That’s it for today’s WP Briefs. Thanks for tuning in!

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