Past Meetup

WordPress Security Special | WordPress Leeds - August

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Future Labs

1 Eastgate LS2 7LH · Leeds

How to find us

Future Labs, 2nd Floor, 1 Eastgate Leeds LS2 7LY (next door to British Gas Store). Somebody will be at the door to let you in, if you are running late tweet us at @wpleeds and we'll come and let you in!

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Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

This month we will be having an evening dedicated to security and keeping your WordPress website secure. We will have talks from Matthew Haines-Young ( and Tim Nash (

Matthew Haines-Young - Writing Secure Code for WordPress

This talk is aimed at anyone who writes code in WordPress. In this session, Matt runs through some bulletproof security concepts when writing custom WordPress code. We’ll also be looking at some examples of bad coding and how this can lead to your site being hacked and exploited! Matt is a senior developer at Human Made, with experience of building enterprise WordPress sites.

Tim Nash - Security is Everyone's Responsibility

Using real examples of exploits reported in themes and plugins, Tim will be discussing steps you can take to improve the security of your WordPress site. If you’re a developer or theme designer, you can learn from other’s mistakes and make sure you don’t repeat them. However, it’s not just developers – security is for everyone so Tim will cover practical tips to help anyone keep their site nice and safe.


Thanks to the lovely folks at (, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

A big thank you to FutureLabs ( who let us use their fantastic venue for free, and are letting us extend the event to 8:30pm!


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Security talk from Matthew Haines-Young
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Security talk from Tim Nash
8:00pm: Q&A
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to a nearby pub for further discussion and drinks.

Why not speak at our next event?

We are always looking for folks to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem then why not also get in touch.