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Developer Tools Plugin - What Happened?? (6 posts)

  1. fshequin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Greetings,

    Can anyone tell me what happened to the Developer Tools plugin?

    I have it in use on a number of sites and had gotten used to some of it's features...

    But most of all I'd like to know why it was pulled from the repository.

    Thanks to anyone who has the answer

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  2. DickRaney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    me too

  3. DickRaney
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is called "Developer Tools" and here is the description:

    WordPress developer tools. This plugin requires PHP5 or greater and wordpress 3.x.

    Version 1.1.3 | By KJ Meath | Visit plugin site

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin's author may have decided to withdraw it.

  5. artjunky
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is no way to be 100% sure, but I am wondering if this plugin has a vulnerability, as I've recently had a couple sites hacked where it appears this plugin might have been the problem.

    Malicious code was inserted at the top of every php file in wordpress, the developer tools plugin was removed from the plugins list in the admin section, so it could not be seen, deactivated or deleted from the admin panel. Additionally, some folders/files associated with the plugin were set to 777.

    Combined with the plugin's disappearance, it is setting off some alarms in my head.

    I hope not, as I really like this plugin, but I've pulled it from all of my WordPress sites as a precaution in the meantime.

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