WordPress Security

With the continuous global expansion of WordPress, understanding the in's and out's of securing your site is a necessity! WordPress 3.5 has been downloaded over 22,358,510 times. (and counting) With those kind of stats WordPress is a prime target, but never fear the core development team has done their job to cover you from attacks of all kinds. However there are still steps you must take to keep out unwanted guests.

Our Speakers

Judy Wilson - SiteShack Web Design - @siteshackdesign
Nashville, TN Web agency (c. 2004) - Judy Wilson, owner. Wordpress, Drupal, old timey Web sites + MyEMMA®, SEO & Social Media solutions.

D'nelle Throneberry - Berry Interesting Productions - @d_nelle
D'nelle is the owner of Berry Interesting Productions, Inc., a digital development boutique specializing in outstanding design and strategy services.

John Housholder - Ah So Designs - @ahsodesigns
We are nuts about WordPress. Responsive designs, E-Commerce solutions, social media, and emerging technologies.

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  • Eric K.

    This session seemed like an introduction to best practices. It would have been nice to cover things like keeping your code base in source control and to discuss server permissions.

    June 18, 2013

    • Randy H.

      Eric, this portion of the meetup group is geared more towards the average user. Both of those topics are geared more towards the dev group. You should come out, we run that group through google plus right now. https://plus.google.co...­

      1 · June 18, 2013

    • Judy W.

      Hi Eric, there was a section of my slideshow that showed/mentioned correct permissions for WP folders etc. But we had such limited time, and had to assume that the topics you mention would have exceeded the range of most of the attendees. Maybe we could do a meetup sometime on advanced security.

      June 18, 2013

  • Tim W.

    We talked about autor id scrapping yesterday. This can be a problem and simply changing the ID of the user may not be enough. A quick little plugin that I personally use is edit author slug. This allows you to have a user name of say "mywordpress" but an author slug of "tim-wickstrom". That way if someone is trying to access yourdomain.com/author=2 they will be redirected to yourdomain.com/author/tim-wickstrom/ never revealing your username of "mywordpress"


    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Ashley G.

    Excellent Meetup! A lot of great and invaluable information!

    June 18, 2013

  • Randy H.

    Did anyone happen to get any pics from last night? Sounds like it was a good meetup!

    June 18, 2013

  • Ada B.

    I am so sorry I missed this. I had a kid have a car accident in my yard that had to be transported to the hospital. Poor kid was bleeding from his head. I apologize for being a no show but I promise I had a legitimate reason. I look forward to being able to attend in the future. Sorry again for being a no show.

    June 18, 2013

    • Kenneth W.

      It's safe to say you made the right choice in staying home. Yikes! Hope he's okay.

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • Hugh G.

    I really appreciate the great information that was presented at the meeting and posted here. Great group to meet with - well worth the drive from out here in rural Tennessee.

    June 17, 2013

  • Janice W.

    Great! Looking forward to the next one!

    June 17, 2013

  • MaAnna

    Thanks for all the super info presented. Here are the two plugins mentioned that can be run in conjunction with Akismet to help cut down on the false positives. (Run one or the other with Akismet, but not both.)
    G.A.S.P. http://wordpress.org/plugins/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin/
    Bad Behavior http://wordpress.org/plugins/bad-behavior/

    June 17, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and to the 3 panelists. Here is a link to Judy's presentation from tonight:http://www.slideshare.net/siteshackdesign/site-shack-securitywp0617condensed-23113846

    Here are a few of the plugins discussed(please add any that I may have left out):
    Comment Luv
    Login Lockdown
    Social Sharing Toolkit

    June 17, 2013

  • Judy W.

    A lot of helpful and valuable information was presented.

    June 17, 2013

  • Hugh G.

    Change in todays plans - will be able to make meeting.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to be there but can't.

    June 16, 2013

  • Hugh G.

    Will not be able to make this meeting, was looking forward to be there. Will any notes or information from the meeting be posted somewhere for review?

    June 16, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    Not feeling well

    June 16, 2013

  • chris

    Me2. I wouldlike to read slides if u can send them. Thx.

    June 15, 2013

  • Joseph M.

    I won't be able to make it, but I'd be interested in reading any presentation slides if they're available.

    June 14, 2013

  • Noelle M.

    My 1st time joining in. Looks like a good group! I set up & design for Self Hosted Wordpress using the Headway theme. Love.

    June 11, 2013

  • Randy H.

    Hey all, the topic for this month will be WordPress Security, we are working on bringing out 3 or 4 volunteers to talk on the subject. However in the event that we don't get enough we will be having Judy Wilson come out to a presentation so it's a win win for all of us!

    Hope to see you there!

    June 4, 2013

  • Karen E.

    Information for the newbies regarding training and other resources. Doesn't have to be the entire program focus, perhaps a segment.

    May 21, 2013

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