Instant Articles

This plugin creates a special RSS Feed for your WordPress blog to harvest the power of Facebook Instant Articles.

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Use with caution

Confidence: Medium This plugin has been given a short, targeted code review.

Before using this plugin, you should carefully consider these findings.

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Warning: old version

This recommendation applies to version 0.8.7 of this plugin, but the most recent version is 0.9.1. These findings may no longer be correct.


  • Allows users with permission to edit settings to insert unfiltered HTML into the admin area settings – i.e. Settings > Instant Articles > Feed. Insert ‘”onclick=”alert(1)’ into the “Number of Articles” field

Reason for the 'Use with caution' result

The plugin contains or is likely to contain a vulnerability which could be exploited by a privileged user to affect the site’s confidentiality, integrity or availability in a manner exceeding their privileges:

Allows admins to insert unfiltered HTML in to the settings fields

Read more about our failure criteria.

Fail Lack of proper output escaping

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Robbie Paul
Last revised
March 17, 2017
Versions tested
Plugin homepage Instant Articles
Other versions

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