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Securing WordPress: Better WP Security

October's meeting will be ground-breaking for us in several ways: new place and a new method of presentation! Our speaker lives in Austin, Texas and will be speaking to us via Google Hangout online.

Chris Wiegman will be talking about the best ways to protect WordPress and recover from disaster. Topics will include general security best practices, plugin and theme development, backups, and disaster recovery.

Speaker Bio

Chris Wiegman, a WordPress security guru lives in Austin, Texas.

Chris is a Senior Developer for Springbox where he works on projects of all sizes and description. In addition, he is the developer of the Better WP Security plugin which currently has over 1 million downloads on WordPress.org

Finally, Chris is an adjunct member of the Computer Science faculty at St. Edward’s University where he teaches courses ranging from basic HTML to advanced computer security.

You can check out Chris's website at http://bit51.com.

Parking and Venue Information

Parking is available at Grand Circus Parking, across the street from Grand Circus, or at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $5 (unless there's a special event). 

The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF).

Grand Circus is located inside the Broderick Tower; the entrance is at 1570 Woodward Avenue. There will be someone at the Woodward entrance to let you into the building. Once inside, take the elevator to the 4th floor.

We're not serving refreshments, but feel free to bring your own drink or snacks.


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  • Gary L.

    I know this wasn't the main topic, but afterwards we'd talked about GPL (I can't remember if this was the big group or smaller group) and what that meant: free vs. selling (rules vs. spirit of the rules).
    WPtavern just posted this article so I thought I'd share-
    "Why Are We Paying For GPL Licensed Code?"
    http://www.wptavern.com/gpl-ethics-right-wrong-winners-losers

    October 23, 2013

  • Eric M.

    Great Meetup if you need to learn about securing WordPress. Chris was very informative and the Better WP Security plug-in works awesome.

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Gary L.

    Parking: meters seem to be free today. But possibly a 2 hour limit? A few meters are around and I can see a 1/2 dozen in front of Cheli's which is just across the park from grand circus which is where I parked).

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Good to know, thanks Gary.

      October 13, 2013

  • Cleo P.

    Sorry, i way underestimated how much stuff i would have to do today to prepare for an upcoming trip, can just not squeeze this in

    October 13, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Hope we see you at a future meetup soon, Cleo! It's been such a long time since I've seen you, seems like over a year.

      October 13, 2013

    • Cleo P.

      Yes, me too. I remember it was a beautiful day at LTU, the last time I was able to make it. A day much like today as a matter of fact.

      October 13, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Good timing. I just got a referral on Friday for someone who had his site blacklisted and now his sent emails are rejected as spam. His site was apparently hacked. I was able to close some back doors and fix some issues with the Sucuri plugin. Should I expect further issues if I added your plugin or if I uninstalled Sucuri and installed yours? A scan using Sucuri.net still says "Site blacklisted, malware not identified."

    October 13, 2013

  • Jason B.

    Will this be screen recorded to be a webinar for later by chance?

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Jason B.

    I thought I would be back from up North in time.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have family in town from South America. See you next month!

    October 10, 2013

    • Deborah E.

      Aha, enjoy your family time Anamarie.

      October 10, 2013

  • Jason B.

    I love using google hang outs and this is definitely a topic that needs to be explored.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Kathy R.

    I'm coming.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    David (my husband) will join us, too.

    September 11, 2013

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