March 15, 2019 at 17:24 UTC - Views: 11 #58928
Weaver Xtreme 4.3 represents a fairly major overhaul to the theme’s code. Most of this was cosmetic: automated reformatting of the code indentation and layout, with some removal of some no longer used code. This overhaul was prompted to meet some recent changes to WordPress theme coding standards. While these are not yet mandatory, they mostly involve how the translatable text in the theme are handled.
In addition to the handling of translated text, there were a few technical changes added as well as a couple of long undetected bugs fixed. In 4.3, there was an issue with sticky posts on Page with Posts, and a glitch in the fix to the long undiscovered bug with adding spacing to the end of paragraphs. These are fixed in 4.3.1.
Since this version involved many tiny changes that are not supposed to affect the code, it is still likely there are a few issues remaining in 4.3.1. We’ve tested this new version on many sites, and have not detected other issues, but…
In the end, this will be a more robust and secure version of Weaver Xtreme.
For now, the very very remote possibility of a site getting a malicious translation file can only be done with some sort of manual operation by the site admin (some how finding a bad translation file, which don’t exists as far as we know). There are far more serious threats to WordPress based sites than some random translation file for any single theme or plugin. The single most important thing you can do is keep up with the latest updates to WordPress and themes and plugins loaded from the WordPress repository.
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