• Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

Plugin Updates – Captcha ,WordFence Security & SlimStat

We absolutely love plugins that make regular updates. Authors that keep on top of new changes to the WordPress are always among our top choices of both plugins to use and to recommend to our clients.

With all the plugins that are out there many people may actually never notice all the important changes that are being made. Even with auto-updates and one-click implementation many site owners just do not take the time needed to actively check what updates plugin authors are making.

We think any update is important and should be read at a bare minimum. With this in mind we like to keep our users updated on those plugins that we like and recommend. As these are often related to WordPress security measures we like to make sure you don’t forget them.

Plugins that have recently changed:

Captcha, WordFence Security and SlimStat:




  • Version: 3.8.8
  • Author:BestWebSoft
  • Last Updated: 5 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.0 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.7.1


V3.8.8 – 05.11.2013

  • NEW : Add checking installed wordpress version.
  • Update : We updated security functionality.

V3.8.7 – 31.10.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.7.1.
  • Update : Activation of radio button or checkbox by clicking on its label.
  • Update : We added Tooltips for settings page.


Previous Captcha Updates


Wordfence Security


  • Version: 3.8.8
  • Author: Mark Maunder
  • Last Updated: 3 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.3.1 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.7.1



  • Fix: We now truncate the wfHoover table after scans to save disk space on servers with huge numbers of URLs in files.
  • Fix: isStrongPasswd function was being called statically but not declared as static.
  • Fix: Improved error reporting when we can’t connect to Wordfence API servers.
  • Fix: Fixed code that was causing an error log warning when we read the requested URL.
  • Fix: Disable and clear cellphone sign-in if you downgrade to free from paid to prevent lockouts.


WP SlimStat


  • Version: 3.4.1
  • Author: Camu
  • Last Updated: 5 days ago
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.2 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.7.1



  • [New] Report to visualize top Outbound Links and Downloads (thank you,bobinoz)
  • [New] Purge data by user agent (thank you, GermanKiwi)
  • [New] Import/Export all your settings in a text file. Go to Settings > Maintenance and give it a try! (thank you, Mike)
  • [Update] Cosmetic updates to the interface
  • [Update] Right Now Extended is now set to ‘No’ by default
  • [Fix] Filters were not being reset if API was invoked more than once on the same page (thank you, PV-Patrick)
  • [Fix] Compatibility issues with User Overview (thank you, Thorsten)
  • [Fix] Bug affecting the data recorded when URLs were using non-ASCII characters (thank you, dimitrios1988)
  • [Fix] Compatibility issues with Export to Excel
  • [Fix] Bug related to the new HTTP POST-based Filtering system
  • [Fix] Issue with French localization encoding (thank you whoaloic)
  • [Fix] Elaborated on how to use multiple filters with the API (thank you, Statistiker)


  • [Note] We can’t believe we’re already crossing the 600,000 downloads mark! To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re working on a brand new website! Stay tuned.
  • [New] Local IP Addresses are now marked as such (thank you, Thorsten)
  • [Update] SlimStat’s filters have been reimplemented to use HTTP POST requests, in order to avoid issues with very long URIs (thank you, John)
  • [Update] You can now restrict access to the configuration screens by specifying the minimum capability required (default: activate_plugins)
  • [Update] Localization files have consolidated and are now easier to manage. Send us your localization!
  • [Fix] Clicking on report titles doesn’t collapse the box anymore (thank you, psn)
  • [Fix] Minor fixes to the Javascript used on admin pages
  • [Fix] Restored compatibility with the plugin Dashboard Widgets


Derek Wood

Derek is a Online Web Professional. He works with clients and customers in order to implement Web-Based solutions for businesses. These include websites, SEO, marketing, and company branding. His own company, Shadow Dragon Unlimited has been providing these services to local businesses in his Western Massachusetts area and online since 2003.