Reviving the WordPress OAuth1 Plugin

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  • The WordPress landscape is ever-evolving, and as technology advances, plugins that once thrived can fall by the wayside. One such plugin, the WordPress OAuth1 plugin, has been in need of attention, having last seen an update in March 2017. In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the release of the latest version, 0.4.3, breathing new life into this essential tool for secure authentication.

    Maintenance Releases: Versions 0.4.0 to 0.4.3

    The latest release comprises maintenance updates focused on addressing long-standing issues, improving compatibility, and aligning with contemporary coding standards. Here are the key enhancements:

    Updated Coding Standards:

    • Transition to WordPress Core Coding Standard 3.0.1.
    • Adherence to WordPress VIP GO coding standards.

    Improved Composer Setup:

    • Streamlined and enhanced composer setup for a smoother developer experience.

    Support for PHP 8.0+:

    • The plugin now fully supports PHP 8.0 and later versions.

    PATCH Method Support:

    • A comprehensive list of allowed HTTP methods now includes PATCH.

    Compatibility Improvements:

    • Updates ensuring seamless integration with newer WordPress versions.

    New CLI Command:

    • Introducing a CLI command for deleting OAuth1 Applications, enhancing control and management.

    Commitment to Future Maintenance:

    While there are no new releases currently planned, going forward, I plan to maintain the plugin and ensure bugs are patched. Regular updates will be provided to keep this authentication tool reliable and secure, meeting the evolving needs of WordPress users.

    Plugin Updates:

    The WordPress OAuth1 plugin has been updated on both the WordPress Plugin Repository and GitHub. You can download the latest version (0.4.3) from the following links: