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There’s some info on the Display Widgets support forum about the 2.7 update, but you can’t get to it easily because the main Display Widget Plugin page is still closed (weird way to fix this issue if you ask me).

These are direct links to:

The Display Widget support forum: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/display-widgets/

Specific thread about v2.7: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/display-widgets-2-7-is-safe/

Direct link to v2.05 zip: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/display-widgets.2.05.zip

Direct link to v2.7 zip: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/display-widgets.2.7.zip

The 2.7 zip file is pretty much identical to v2.05: updated about 3 years ago: has a few minor bugs, but no security/privacy issues.

If you have any version installed (other than my v3.0.0) there should be an update available under your Dashboard.

Direct link to my v3.0.0 zip: https://stallion-theme.co.uk/updates/plugins/display-widgets/display-widgets-3.0.0.zip

My v3.0.0 code is v2.05/v2.7 with some of the minor bugs fixed and a small feature update (can hide widget titles on the front end).

Since the WordPress plugin team say the Display Widgets plugin is closed for good it doesn’t make much difference which version you use as long as it’s v2.05, v2.7 or v3.0.0. Do NOT use v2.6.*. There won’t ever be another update available on the plugin repository, unless the plugin team change their mind and a new developer takes over development.

So it’s a case of install v2.05, v2.7 or v3.0.0 and forget about it: the plugin is relatively straight forward code, highly unlikely to stop working in the medium term: should be good for 5+ years he says looking to 2022 when I’ll eat my prediction :-)

Yes, you could clean v2.6.3.1, but the end result would be v2.05. The new developer (who is now banned from the WordPress site) didn’t add any new useful features or fix the bugs to the core 2.05 plugin. He took v2.05 code and added a tracking feature (the developer could track your visitors: not much use to you) and added a way to hack your site.

Easier (and safer) to use v2.05, v2.7 or v3.0.0.

David Law

Update September 16th 2017 : I’ve released a Free Security Update/Upgrade of the Display Widgets Plugin.

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