Making WordPress Super-Secure

Nobody wants their site hacked. As the world's most popular website solution, Wordpress sites have more than their fair share of hackers attempting to break in or slow sites down. Why does this happen and what can be done?

In this talk we'll go through what you need to do to 'harden' your site and make it more secure against these evil forces.

As security won't take us long to cover, at this meetup I'll also introduce you to Google and Clicky Analytics, two tools we use to track website visitors and their actions.

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  • Brett C

    Thanks for sharing that Sunil,

    Now I have a question the our Ak Wordpress users group:
    I'm after plug ins that I can use in building a wordpress site that will have transmedia potential, any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Yes transmedia is a buzz word, (some may say hype, but then again).......

    Cheers

    Brett C

    September 26, 2013

    • Brett C

      Thanks Matt

      September 29, 2013

    • Kevin T.

      Making new sites adhere to latest html5 coding standards inherently helps make them more 'media and mobile friendly'. Much of this is being built into the themes themselves, rather than adding a plugin. We're upgrading several clients sites now. A good premium theme will have this included. Older and most free ones do not.

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • Sunil

    This might be of use to the more technically minded of those who attended...

    In the process of doing my homework, I discovered this handy tool:
    https://github.com/wpscanteam/wp...­

    It's a scanner that you can use for auditing wordpress instances.
    It's a little limited, in that it isn't that transparent about how exactly it issues it's attacks. (But that's probably discoverable).

    It reports weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and gives links that describe the nature of the vulnerability.

    September 26, 2013

  • Tess W.

    Very helpful, totally worth the long drive from Warkworth.

    September 17, 2013

    • Toby Y.

      Hi Tess, Next time give me a shout I to live in W/W. [masked]

      September 18, 2013

    • Tess W.

      thank you! will do.

      September 19, 2013

  • Brett C

    I too really appreciate you imparting your knowledge Kevin.

    Thanks

    Brett C

    September 18, 2013

  • Kevin T.

    Note our http://aucklandmeetup.wordpress...­ site is live again and I've added notes and links from last night.

    September 17, 2013

    • Toby Y.

      Many thanks for your generosity Kevin in all your sharing.

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • wayne d.

    Good Information

    September 17, 2013

  • Matt M.

    Good useful information and great group of people

    September 17, 2013

  • wayne d.

    Looking forward to this one, stopping the evil hackers

    August 26, 2013

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