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WordPress Security Basics

Steve Grunwell will present a talk on practical measures you can take to keep your WordPress site secure. The presentation focuses on best practices for WordPress, not the technically more advanced server-side configuration.

We usually have refreshments available (snacks & beverages). Feel free to contribute and bring your own to share with the group.

We invite anyone that would like to share a topic, or show a project they've worked on as a case study to talk to one of the organizers of the group about presenting.

Most of the topics we cover will include a wide spectrum from introductory "how-to use it" all the way to advanced "how-to code it". Even if you're just starting with WordPress and we're covering an advanced topic you can still get something out of it! We always have volunteers available to do one-on-one or small group ground-up walkthroughs of WordPress!

You never need to worry about if you're going to learn something or not. We guarantee no matter where you're starting you'll come away with something useful.

Hope to see you there!

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  • McQuetta W.

    Thank you

    October 15

  • Maria

    Excellent presentation, Steve. Very thorough and informative. Good job! :)

    July 19, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Thanks to everyone who made it out for my WordPress Security Basics talk this evening! The slides are available on Github (http://stevegrunwell.github.io/wordpress-security-basics) and the blog post on which the presentation was based is available at http://stevegrunwell.com/blog/wordpress-security-basics.

    Hopefully I was able to answer your questions and get you thinking about WordPress security!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it... ended up hanging with my son since he leaves back to Dallas tomorrow.

    July 18, 2013

    • George D.

      Missed you. See you at wordpress camp in 2 weeks?

      July 18, 2013

  • Damon S.

    Going to miss tonight after all. Home sick from work today.

    July 18, 2013

  • Sandee H.

    I have an all-day presentation tomorrow and I'm not as ready as I thought I'd be. I'll miss you.

    July 18, 2013

  • Karen K.

    We are having password problems accessing our WordPress site. Even though our site is up and running, WP does not recognize us as a "user" and we have to keep creating a new password. Frustrating!

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This could be a number of things... When this problem first started had you added any plugins or changed a theme?

      Revert your site to the default 2012 or 2013 WP theme and see if you have the same problem...if YES then...

      Go to your plugins page and check the check box at the top of the list and deactivate ALL plugins...still have a problem?

      If so then try a different browser, IE sometimes has problems with cookies and other things depending on settings. If it works ok in another browser then it is a browser problem.

      If the problem is still there then it is for sure a WP issue and you may need someone to actually 'work/look' at your site to diagnose the problem.

      Come to the meeting and I don't mind taking a look.

      July 15, 2013

    • Karen K.

      Thank you so much for all your helpful suggestions and offer to help troubleshoot the issue. I will be at the meeting tonight and look forward to meeting you! Karen

      July 18, 2013

  • Sarah D.

    Steve is awesome - I can't wait to hear more about WordPress security!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Sandee H.

    I'd like a review of Plugins -- when and how to use them effectively

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sandee, I think the better question you should be asking is, "How do Plugins fit into the whole Wordpress thing?"

      I know when I first wanted to use Wordpress I was all confused about what a widget or plugin was and how it all got put in and arranged into a Wordpress site.

      Essentially, when you say to yourself I'd really like to have 'this functionality' or 'feature' on my WP site... then you will probably find yourself looking to find a Plugin that someone has made to be able to do it.

      Hope that helps...

      July 15, 2013

    • Sandee H.

      Thanks for both answers. Yes, definitely will be asking myself what features I need to use, then look for a plugin to fit that need. Great idea.

      July 16, 2013

  • George D.

    Last month several of us stayed and talked about our wordpress sites with a focus as to social media integration, and $ generating approach to our work. If you are interested stay afterwards and share and review with us. Learning and applying is the best way to learn. See you Thursday.

    July 15, 2013

  • George D.

    Looking forward to expanding our conversation about marketing and making $, Abel I enjoyed your real world stories.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Maria

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I am moving a client's phpbb website over to wordpress. I'm looking at the plugins that are offered and I wonder if anyone has done this and has a plugin to recommend. thanks!

    July 1, 2013

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