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(mt) Media Temple is excited to host The Southern California Word Press Meet Up Group at our headquarters in Culver City! Our team is excited to meet all the attendees and will be giving away a bunch of swag and hosting packages. We'll also be providing pizza and drinks so come hungry and thirsty.
When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:00 PM
Where: (mt) Media Temple
3520 Hayden Ave Suite 101
Culver City, CA 90230
We'll kick of the night with networking starting at 7pm sharp. Be sure to bring a stack of business cards to hand out to those you meet. We'll give away some fun prizes and then settle in for our presentation of the evening.
WordPress Security by Carole Bonds
In all likelihood, you set up your web site and started blogging our building pages without giving a second thought to making sure your web site was secure and without a plan in place for making regular backups so you could restore the site if anything happened. But any seasoned web developer can tell you that the chances of something going wrong and files and work being lost are nearly 100%.
No software is immune to security problems and security can be an even bigger problem when the application is a popular open source one like WordPress. Believe it or not, many people think their chances of a hacker accessing their web site and causing havoc is slim to none. The bad news is, it happens more often than you think. In this presentation, Carole Bonds will show tricks and tips for Beginners to Advanced WordPress users on how to limit access to hackers, how to make regular backups, and how to restore the site from backup in the event that a hacker gets access.
Carole Bonds is the "WordPress Guru" at AgentEvolution.com with the responsibility of backing up, restoring, migrating and securing all AgentEvolution client sites. Carole developed an interest in WordPress and made the decision to change her career to work exclusively with WordPress 3 years ago after 15 years building websites as a hobby.
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Parking is in a lot just off of Hayden Ave, just west of National Blvd. Parking is free after 6pm, so just grab a ticket and park where you'd like.
Lots of grateful thanks to our sponsor, MediaTemple who not only provided us with an awesome meeting space, but will also be providing pizza and drinks! Thanks to their generous support, this meetup is FREE for all to attend.
Edited by Natalie MacLees on Feb 17, 2011 7:28 AM