Validate Requests In WordPress Using Nonce
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There are loads requests that you can perform in WordPress from either forms or links that will do things like updating database values or deleting posts. If you are deleting a post or updating any value in the database by using a link then you will able to delete a post by typing a URL into the browser, this can dangerous as this can be abused to delete all the posts on your blog. You need a way of verifying a request is valid and to stop duplicate requests from a URL. In WordPress you can verify a request by using a nonce. What Is A Nonce? A nonce is used for security reasons to protect the system from unexpected or duplicate requests. This will help protect against the same requests being sent to the database. A nonce is used as a one time token to identify a request on...