WordPress Updates and Vulnerabilities, AdSense Changes, Buffer Tips, Community News and more!

December 31, 2012 · 16 comments

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WordPress Updates and Vulnerabilities, AdSense Changes, Buffer Tips, Community News and more!

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 Tons of neat stuff in the news this week from Google to WordPress including some vulnerabilities you need to be aware of!

 Here’s what you need to know… 

00:07     Double Feature! => Link to Part 2
00:35     Google+ Communities, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
05:37     WordPress
05:46     WordPress Version 3.5 Overview of Features
06:12     Why does a new version actually increase security risks for the old version of WordPress?
07:15     WordPress Security Vulnerability – Trackback/Pingback DOS attack – Patch plugin courtesy of Nathan Briggs
08:39    AdSense changes
08:50    Buffer Tips (Learn more about how to use buffer for syndication here)
09:29     Buffer + Tweriod
09:49     Sales on Lifetime Memberships to The Syndicate and MyNAMS communities
09:50     The Syndicate community
10:37     The MyNAMS Community
11:22      NAMS 9 Live Conference, Atlanta GA Feb 08-10 2012
11:34      MyNAMS 7 part starter series

 I look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

~ Kim ~
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marquita herald December 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hey Kim – great update as always. Just wanted to let you know I clicked on the Adsense link and got a page that said the page I’m looking for doesn’t exist.
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Morris Murphy January 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I love your enthusiasm. I look forward to every one of your emails because I am a wordpress junkie and you are always keeping me on top of all the latest and greatest WP softwares, plugins, shortcuts, and so many things that just make my life a heck of a lot easier.
But as far as this video goes I am also very interested in google plus as it is a very important part of our marketing efforts and I so agree with everything you stated. They need some work.
But like I said I am so into Wordpress and know I have to keep my sites updated all the time. Luckily I have the tools to this. I didn’t know about this last vulnerability but will be making sure I make my sites as secure as possible. Should I not update my sites until this is taken care of or does the previous version have the same vulnerabilities?
As far as backing my sites up, I have Jason and Will’s WP Twin and it has been a blessing to me. Easy to keep my sites backed up.
Thanks again for another great video, I learned a lot as usual. :)
Morris (Murph) Murphy
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Dr. Erica Goodstone January 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Right now I am not too happy with wordpress updates. I updated my two blogs. One, HealthyBabyBoomersNetwork.com was updated without a glitch. However, my main blog: CreateHealingAndLoveNow.com/blog has a huge problem – the Visual Editor has been removed from my admin editing area. Makes it quite cumbersome to create blog posts. Luckily I have had enough experience with html to be able to handle it, but it takes longer and is not as easy to do. Commentluv plugin seems to be giving strange error codes so I had to delete it. Now I have the task of uploading the zipped file, I guess to my cpanel. The good news is that I am not as frantic as I used to be when I ran into computer glitches. Now I view it as just part of the process and I trust that sooner or later the problem will be resolved.

Kimberly, Thanks for all the valuable information you continually share with our community and others.




Sean Nicholson January 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Thanks for the updates, Kim. I recently updated my blog to 3.5 and it broke my theme. It’s okay, though, because I had planned on moving to the Genesis framework anyway that 3.5 breaking my theme gave me the reason to do so. So far, I like the new changes, although the process of adding images is a little strange.




Chuck Barnes January 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm


thanks for the update always very useful information for those pushing our sites forward. I believe I mentioned somewhere recently that the latest WP update had sorta thrown me for a loop. Well now I have to admit I have fallen in love with the new Media library functionality and include that with Jetpacks latest updates and the New Tile Layouts for Photos and I am really loving it!!


Celeste Smucker January 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Thanks Kim…your posts are always amazingly informative. Thanks for all the new info.


Holly January 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

There is always so much to keep up with. Thank goodness I can get all that I need from you Kim!! What a great resource you are!! And you are a wonderful person too!!
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Holly January 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Trying to leave another comment… Thank goodness I have you in my life Kim, otherwise I would be totally lost on line! You are so knowledgeable, and I get to be a part of that!! Thanks!
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Chuck Barnes January 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

The Google+ communities have been really interesting to me so far. I have only joined tow so far and the information and feedback has been really amazing. I can honestly say that it has been the most nteresting addition to the G+ community since its inception.
Thanks so much for this post, great information.


Ron January 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

Wow great post!! All of your tips and info are very helpful. I have used wordpress forever and I knew there were issues and risks but you really cleared things up for me. Thanks again, I will be making changes and being more diligent when it comes to safeguarding my sites.


Kim Castleberry January 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Thanks Ron, appreciate your kind words. The URL in the URL box, is that your site? I’ve bought a reasonable amount of PLR from there. Some gems in there.


Sadie-Michaela Harris February 3, 2013 at 6:04 am

Ooh la la the latest update from WordPress has thwarted the functionality of the Digg Digg plugin FB share icon… it will no longer pull through the post image then the link is shared through to Facebook … such a shame after contacting Joel at Buffer App which owns the Digg Digg plugin I learned that it is now no longer supported as it was … it’s all open source and the team at Buffer are hoping some talent developers will get involved and fix the quirk which has become apparent! Mean while I’m wondering if there is another plugin with a floating bar that you recommend Kim? There are others out there that look similar but I’m plugin wary when I don’t know the developer or it have not come recommended by someone who I know has a good deal of experience with WordPress. Thanks for reading :)


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