When WordPress 3.3 was released there were some issues with plugins bleeding into my dashboard. I searched for answers in the forums and got the usual “Deactivate your plugins, your theme, your blog, etc.” Not helpful. Then I came across the Hotfix plugin.
This little gem provides fixes for specific WordPress bugs so users don’t have to wait for the next WordPress core release. Will it fix every bug? No. Fixes are specific to your version of WordPress. So if you update and don’t notice anything different it may be that your version of WordPress has no fixes or that the specific fix you’re needing wasn’t included. Relax. Just keep the plugin activated and updated. You never know when you might need it.
The only thing I don’t like is the lack of dashboard support for a list of current fixes. Until the developers include this feature, you can see what’s being fixed on the plugin’s “Other Notes” page.
If you’re still interested head over to the plugin directory and download the Hotfix plugin.
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