WordPress is updating all the time and his update process includes many times adding new core files and deleting exiting old files that are not relevant anymore.
The idea behind removing old core file is very important and has a very high impact for making your website more secure .
Many hackers use old files that exists in older versions to hack in to your website and control or alter your content / information.
Even though WordPress update system deletes all the old files sometimes the deletion process will not be complete and your website installation will left some old core files.
A new plugin that was developed is coming to solve this problem exactly.
The plugin is called “Old Core Files“.
The plugin will do a scan of your WordPress installation files to search old core files that have left behind. If he find any, it’s will display them to so your can choose to delete them.
You can download the plugin thorough WordPress plugin directory at:
WordPress is very easy to use but sometimes it’s to easy. You can install a new WordPress plugin is just few seconds and even change your entire website design is just a few clicks.
But every ever wonder if the new plugin that you have just installed is a treat or a trick?
We have talked a lot on plugins security from the eye of the developers but in this special Halloween post we want to talk about your website security as an owner.
WordPress plugins are powerful and you can find many new plugins released every day into the WordPress plugin directory, but here is a fact that you probably don’t know about the WordPress plugin directory.
Anyone can submit a new plugin to the directory and no one really check it.
Now I know your would say that the WordPress team review every plugin but, the team only review the first plugin version that you send, and a plugin developer can upload a new version of the plugin and no one really is going to check it.
Developing a WordPress plugin can be in the beginning seems very hard to understand especially if you are just start to develop in PHP.
After a while you start to feel more secure and start developing more plugins almost on a daily basis, you may even start developing plugins for clients and because you don’t have much time you are stop learning the new technics in WordPress plugin development.
This may not make you feel good in the beginning but if you follow the tips provided here you will become a better WordPress plugin developer in the long run.