Simple Ways to Secure and Maintain Your WordPress Website

The good news is that WordPress is the most commonly used platform for websites on the web - 14% of all sites, and nearly 55% of site that use a Content Management System. That's also the bad news because big targets attract hackers. We will take you through the mind and methods of a hacker, the most common mistakes made in installing and maintaining your WordPress site, and then show you a series of easy and common sense steps to make your WordPress safe and secure. It's not hard, and it's not scary once you know how. Topics will include general security best practices, backups, and disaster recovery. Please bring your security related questions and concerns for post presentation Q&A.

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  • Katy F.

    Thank you for organizing this series. I appreciate your openness and how friendly everyone was. Thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to the next one.

    January 21, 2014

  • H. Sandra C.

    Had a small turn out than expected, but great questions and a lot of helpful information shared by the attendees. Special thanks to Bobbie Wilson for her contributions in the Q&A.

    January 21, 2014

  • Shelley

    Hi, will you please post the information from tonight's meetup? Thank you!

    January 20, 2014

    • H. Sandra C.

      Go to wpaustin.com for a link to the notes from the meeting.

      January 21, 2014

  • Dave N.

    Some great resources shared. Anyone that couldn't attend might wanna follow the links to the meeting notes posted at wpaustin.com

    January 21, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Really enjoyed. Good evening.
    Thanks everyone!

    January 20, 2014

  • Jules

    Unfortunately I am working late. I might be able to get there late, but it's starting to look improbable. I will look forward to the notes and hope I can glean from them.

    January 20, 2014

  • Rev. Michael Z.

    I just got a Life-Coaching Energy Transformation client, so unfortunately I can't be there.

    January 20, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Anyone care to carpool from SW Austin? I'm on Mopac near 360.

    January 20, 2014

  • Sue L

    I'm also having a conflict, but I'm not willing to give up. I'm planning on arriving late to catch as much in person as i can.

    January 20, 2014

  • Rich

    Sorry, have a conflict and have to cancel. Was really looking forward to this!

    January 20, 2014

  • Amy C.

    Is this a workshop where we bring our laptops, or lecture/notes meeting?

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gotta cancel as I just found out I have surprise plans this evening. Hopefully someone else can make use of it.

    January 20, 2014

  • Raye E. W.

    On the wait list & hopeful. Raye

    January 14, 2014

    • H. Sandra C.

      I opened up the list because the church gave us more chairs. Hope to see you there.

      January 20, 2014

  • Larry B.

    Changing RSVP. Sorry. Can't make this one.

    January 20, 2014

  • Dokpe Lillian O.

    I look forward to getting the notes online...plan changed at the last minute!

    January 19, 2014

  • H. Sandra C.

    Hi all -- because we have had such a great response to this meetup I have asked the Church to set up more chairs in the room, so we can accommodate as many as we can. I ask that if your plans change and you can not make this meetup you please come to this page and change your RSVP. There will be notes from the meeting posted on WPAustin.com for those of you how can't make the meeting in person. If the wait list continues to grow, I will check with the Church about max capacity of the room. Thanks to the Four Corners Chamber for Sponsoring and supporting the WordPress Beginners Meetup.

    January 15, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Is there mix up? Meetup invite was for SEO Intermediate and RSVP was for security and already wait listed

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought the topic changed as well...

      January 15, 2014

    • H. Sandra C.

      The Technical Aspects of SEO for Intermediate WordPress users is scheduled on the 4th Tuesday, Jan 28 at Build a Sign. The Simple Ways to secure and maintain your website is the last of a series of seven contiguous classes for WordPress beginners Sponsored by the Four Corners Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Austin Baptist Church. As the beginners classes have been so well attended and the Church has graciously given us the use of their facility for another year, we will continue the beginner's series of WordPress Classes with a new set of topics chosen by our WPAustin membership.

      January 15, 2014

  • Donna B.

    Hope someone takes and posts good notes for those who can't make it... please?!

    January 4, 2014

  • Maryellen K.

    Look forward to start of new year with WP class.

    October 29, 2013

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