WordPress developers: passwords reset required for WordPress.org site (forums, codex, etc)

This message is only applicable for: WordPress developers and those who have an account on WordPress.org site (forums, codex, etc). Or those who have any of the plugins mentioned below.

Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory.

We’re still investigating what happened, but as a prophylactic measure we’ve decided to force-reset all passwords on WordPress.org. To use the forums, trac, or commit to a plugin or theme, you’ll need to reset your password to a new one. (Same for bbPress.org and BuddyPress.org.)

As a user, make sure to never use the same password for two different services, and we encourage you not to reset your password to be the same as your old one.

Second, if you use AddThis, WPtouch, or W3 Total Cache and there’s a possibility you could have updated in the past day, make sure to visit your updates page and upgrade each to the latest version.

via WordPress › Passwords Reset.

Minutes of May 2010 meeting

Ben Gibbs kindly wrote up his notes from our last meeting.


  • WordCampUK catchup
    • Tickets
    • Bank Account
    • Friday Social
    • Chi-Chi’s email
    • Delegate pack
  • WordPress on mobile
  • WP 3.0
  • Custom Post types

WordCampUK: Ticket sales and sponsorship money are waiting for the Bank Account to be set-up

Tickets could be on sale in maybe 2 weeks

Lots of info at http://wiki.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/Main_Page

WordCampUK Program: http://wiki.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/2010_running_order

Gurbir is taking the lead for the Friday night fun

Chi-Chi has invited MWUG members to visit the WordCampUK venue, MMU Business School on Mon 21st June, 4-5:30pm.

Joining the WordCampUK mailing list is worth it.

Gurbir wants to produce a Delegate Guide for WordCampUK. It will contain a map with certain locations, programme, potentially a list of delegates. Gurbir will also try to get 10% discount at local restaurants for delegates.

WordPress on Mobile: How well does the WP Admin Area display and work on mobile platforms eg. in developing countries? Admin Area is still heavy, though more accessibility in 3.0. Front-end form or email may be best option.

WP 3.0 does not have a release date yet.

Mike enthused about Custom Post Types. They don’t appear in the Loop…apparently! [Ed. – I was referring in part to this article by Alex King]