Solving hashes-x.x.x.php missing

I had to clean up a hacked WordPress site recently and one of the steps I took was to scan the entire site with Automattic’s Exploit Scanner.

It needs a hash file for the version of WP you’re scanning and since it hasn’t been updated in 2 years or so, it doesn’t have them. WordPress has had several security updates since, so the plugin doesn’t even have the hash files for older versions of WP. This is easy enough to solve since the plugin itself comes with a hashes-generator.php.

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Shortcode & Autop

I have a little WordPress plugin I use on some of my sites and it employs shortcodes. The shortcodes are not self-closing and they are wrapped in more shortcodes. They’re nested shortcodes. Using them looks like this:

[ltabjes talen="Taal Language"][ltab taal="Taal"]

Content

[/ltab][ltab taal="Language"]

More content

[/ltab][/ltabjes]

WordPress wraps p-tags around each of these shortcode tags, and adds more p-tags inside the shortcodes, adding more space than is wanted. All those empty p-tags are a drag. The shortcode_unautop function removes the outer paragraph tags, but not the inner ones. I don’t want to remove wpautop altogether because the content in the shortcode might still need it. How to solve this?

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