Hot off the heels of 3.6's release in August, WordPress 3.7 is now out in the wild. Let's take a look at the new features it comes with: Automatic background updates for minor versions will make the web (including your site) a more secure place, an improved password meter, and more relevant search results.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Q&A with Matt Mullenweg
Matt will be stopping by our meetup this month, to answer your questions about WordPress 3.8, the next version of WordPress.
OPENING PRESENTATION: Password Security
Do you use the same password for everything? Or maybe, you've have adopted a secret scheme or pattern? What if we told you that even those weren't very secure?
Join us to learn why simple password schemes don't cut it in the age of distributed computing and what you can do about it. We'll also discuss two-factor or multi-fact authentication as it relates to this subject. When it comes to WordPress, you can easily enable two-factor authentication using trusted plugins like Google Authenticator or Authy. The team at NorthPoint Digital will show you why this is more secure and will demonstrate how to set this up on your WordPress site.
GET ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE AT OUR HELP DESK:
The experts from Tadpole.cc will be available throughout the evening to help you with your WordPress issues and answer your questions.
"WPNYC GIVES BACK" RAFFLE:
We will raffle off $1 for each user that RSVP's. This money will be split between:
• One WPNYC member.
• A WordPress developer that has donated a free theme or plugin to the community (chosen by the member winner)
Check out our past winners >
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Eric Andrew Lewis is a WordPress developer/project manager at Fifty Fifty Development, based in Brooklyn. Previously he's spoken at WordCamp NYC, Chicago, and Philly. Eric contributes to WordPress core and a plurality of plugins. You can find him on twitter @ericandrewlewis.
Andy Magoon is a longtime software developer with a keen eye towards thoughtful design and best practices. When not at the keyboard, you can find him spending time with his wife & kids, enjoying the New England weather, and sampling craft beer. As a recent addition to NorthPoint Digital, he finds good company among WordPress experts and joins the company as a Gold Sponsor at WordCamp Boston 2013.
Arwin Holmes has been programming since the early 90s and has worked with WordPress for nearly 4 years. He is active in the WordPress community and has spoken at previous WordCamps. Arwin enjoys long walks on the beach, creative and intelligent people, and a good sense of humor. Arwin is a Senior Project Manager at NorthPoint Digital and oversees the WordPress and custom PHP development efforts at the firm.