Third party modules

We can vouch for the security of the code that we write in the ProcessWire core, but we can't vouch for the security of third party modules. Follow these guidelines to maximize your security with third party modules.

ProcessWire doesn't require any third party modules in order to run and accomplish most tasks, so use care in deciding which third party modules to install.

  • Install only those modules that solve an important need for your site. The fewer 3rd party modules you have installed, the less to keep track of and fewer developers you are dependent upon.

  • Verify that the module is still actively supported by developer in the ProcessWire support boards.

  • Keep third party modules up-to-date (the ProcessWireUpgrade module is a good way to track versions).

  • Uninstall and erase any 3rd party modules that you have installed but are not using.

Twitter updates

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    24 June 2022
  • Weekly update: Making ProcessWire render pages at old WordPress URLs (or building a simple/custom URL router in PW): More
    17 June 2022
  • New post: ProcessWire now comes with just 1 site installation profile, the "blank" profile. It makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it— More
    10 June 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #424
    In the 424th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out the latest weekly update from Ryan, introduce a new third party module, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 25 June 2022
  • Starting a site with the “blank” profile
    ProcessWire 3.0.200+ comes with just 1 site installation profile, the site-blank profile. This profile makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it. 
    Blog / 10 June 2022
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