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WordPress 3.7 Overview

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.



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  • Jane

    Fabulous meetup, thank you Steve! Matt was incredibly inspiring, I felt very empowered after hearing him speak about the future of WordPress and his down-to-earth, thoughtful responses to our questions. I came away feeling like anything is possible. Many thanks, Matt!

    November 27, 2013

  • Joly M.

    WordPress Two Factor Authorization - Arwin Holmes & Andy Magoon
    http://youtu.be/tOaWp-Icj5w

    WordPress 3.7 Overview - Eric Andrew Lewis
    http://youtu.be/f55QMz7WvOU

    Matt Mullenweg Q&A
    http://youtu.be/-EyuzPy9f8M

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Arwin H.

    Slides on two-factor auth are available at: http://slid.es/arwin/wpnyc. You can find out more about our firm at northps.com. Thank you all for making this my best meetup yet and look forward to seeing more of you and ma.tt at these events. If you missed it, please check out the video (http://livestre.am/4GDYX­) Joly captured as ma.tt shared some inspirational gems. Already psyched about 3.8... AND 3.9! Onward and upward!

    3 · November 20, 2013

    • Linda S.

      Thank you for the slides. You gave a demonstration from GitHub showing 4 days versus centuries passwords that I was searching for. I wrote down: https://github.com/zxc...­ but there is nothing stored there - so I probably didn't get it right. I would love to use that demonstration for my students and clients to convince them to use better passwords. Can you please give me the link?

      November 20, 2013

    • Arwin H.

      Definitely! The dropbox demo link is embedded a few times in the "HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF?" slide but here's the direct link for your convenience: https://dl.dropboxuser...­ - It's a great step in the right direction and super happy to have it built into WordPress now.

      November 20, 2013

  • Kathryn P.

    Thanks for a great meetup! The best one I've attended yet!

    November 20, 2013

  • Krista

    Informative presentations and a fun Q&A with Matt.. another great meetup!

    November 20, 2013

  • Jeanne

    forgot to rate it just now - see previous comment!!!

    November 20, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Steve, thx for organizing this amazing meeting! Now I know why WP is so awesome: it takes after its daddy. Just listening to Matt sets the brain electrons afire!

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May i get the slides of the presentation?

    November 19, 2013

  • Rindy P.

    Great to hear from Matt!

    November 20, 2013

  • ruth g.

    Very informative.

    November 20, 2013

  • Dan M.

    great meeting Matt!

    November 20, 2013

  • Shraddha B.

    My first meetup. I found it very informative and nicely organized.

    November 20, 2013

  • Christian S.

    anyone caught the name of the book about how to code plugins? (somebody mentioned it during Q&A with Matt)

    November 19, 2013

  • Gabriela L.

    very informative.

    November 19, 2013

  • John R.

    Security presentation was very informative

    November 19, 2013

  • Joly M.

    that would be http://bit.ly/isoctv

    November 19, 2013

    • Michelle

      Video is okay now.

      November 19, 2013

    • Joly M.

      Yep, I had some probs early.

      November 19, 2013

  • Joly M.

    I've just archived the Matt webcast http://livestre.am/4GDYX - i"ll clean it and the rest up and post on YouTube in a day or three.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Joly M.

    webcast http://bit.ly/isoctv/ - sorry running on only one cam tonight

    November 19, 2013

  • Paula C.

    I am very disappointed, but I'm going to have to miss tonight's presentation and I feel badly seeing the "waitlist". I have an emergency heating issue and can't make it. I hope someone can take my spot despite the late notice. I look forward to attending future meetings.

    November 19, 2013

  • John R.

    When time does the meetup? I am running late.

    November 19, 2013

  • Dhaval J.

    Sorry I wont be able to make it...opened up a spot if someone wants to go

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Elizabath, I just want to clarify. When Dhaval gave up his spot, the next person on the wait list was automatically offered and accepted the spot.

      November 19, 2013

    • Elizabeth L.

      Oh sorry about that! I didn't realize that - that makes sense and is fair. Thanks for the clarification!

      November 19, 2013

  • Steve B.

    To help make the raffle going smoother, let's list our favorite FREE Plugins or Themes. Just reply with your answer.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Alvin G.

    If anyone else you cannot attend I would like to attend the meet up in your place. Thank you

    November 19, 2013

    • Lara S.

      I can give you my spot - still looking?

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks, just a reminder, if you are unable to attend tonight, please change your RSVP to No. There are about 20 people on the wait list that I'm sure would love to come.

    Those of you that are coming, see you tonight!

    November 19, 2013

    • Lara S.

      Is there a specific way we can hand off a ticket? Just give the replacement person our receipt?

      November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in collaborating on an Art Gallery site for Bushwick Art Collective (New York Times video here: http://mwny.co/1bNeKZc­)?

    If so, be sure to say hello tonight, or email me [masked]

    Thanks!
    Matt Wood

    November 19, 2013

  • Bill

    Please get in touch with me if at last minute you can't attend.

    November 18, 2013

    • Lara S.

      Hi Bill - are you looking for a spot? I don't think I can make it tonight.

      November 19, 2013

  • Shraddha B.

    I am interested to attend this meetup but since its full would like to know any other way to register. Thanks!

    November 17, 2013

    • Lara S.

      Did you find spot? I can't make it tonight.

      November 19, 2013

    • Shraddha B.

      I just now got a spot.. Thanks !!

      November 19, 2013

  • Lara S.

    Ah, likewise I wont be able to make it tonight. Anyone else need a spot?

    November 19, 2013

  • Elizabeth L.

    Hey - if anyone drops out, I would really like to attend this. Please let me know! Thanks!

    November 18, 2013

    • Lara S.

      Hey Elizabeth - I won't be able to make it tonight, you can certainly have my ticket.

      November 19, 2013

    • Lara S.

      Oh whoops, just saw you are taking someone else's!

      November 19, 2013

  • jimG

    I bought a spot but might be called elsewhere so keep in touch and I can give you mine. Except I wont know for sure until later 2moro afternoon.

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a new member who has a WordPress site that was developed by someone I hired. I'd like to know more about making the most of it myself. If there's a spot available tomorrow I'd love to attend.

    November 18, 2013

  • D.K. S.

    2 · November 17, 2013

    • Michelle

      Great Wordpress security advice. Thanks DK.

      November 18, 2013

  • Sachiko G.

    Yay!

    November 15, 2013

  • Lettecha J.

    I am also getting an error when I try to sign up and pay.

    October 29, 2013

    • Steve B.

      What is the error?

      October 29, 2013

  • Reuben A. I.

    For some reason I keep getting an error when I try to sign up and pay?

    October 29, 2013

    • Reuben A. I.

      Steve, never mind it worked!

      October 29, 2013

    • Steve B.

      great!

      October 29, 2013

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