WordPress Security - Facts & Fiction

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Price: $6.00 /per person
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Hacked! The last thing you want to happen to your site.

Whether you're a website owner, a development professional or somewhere in between, you don't want your site to get hacked. The time and effort required to restore a site after an attack, if it can be restored, makes it worth investing some time to learn how to keep your site safe and sound.

D.K. Smith will present a comprehensive range of WordPress security best practices, including:

Methods for repairing a hacked site. "Multiple Layers of Security" techniques that keep your site secure.
Along with answers to all of your WordPress security questions.

Presenter: D.K. Smith (http://www.wpsecurity.com/)

OPENING PRESENTATION: Managed, Shared and Dedicated Hosting.

The presentation will cover the distinctions between managed hosting from WP Engine, shared hosting, and touch on VPS and Dedicated hosting as well. It will be a quick presentation that leaves plenty of room for questions.

Presenter: Austin (http://www.austingunter.com/) Gunter (http://www.austingunter.com/) (via Google Hangouts)


The experts from Tadpole.cc (http://tadpole.cc/) will be available throughout the evening to help you with your WordPress issues and answer your questions.


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)


D.K. Smith has worked as a Digital Marketing and SEO consultant since 1998. He began using WordPress in early 2005 and started rolling out WordPress sites for his clients mid-year. D.K. became serious about security after several of his company's affiliate websites were hacked in 2007. Since then D.K. has led the development of many essential WordPress security measures. His security company is WPSecurity.com (http://www.wpsecurity.com) and he sends security alerts via @securewp (http://twitter.com/securewp). DK blogs about Internet business at http://DKSmith.com and is the founder of the WordPress Brooklyn Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/WordpressBrooklyn).

Austin Gunter is a community builder and marketer who helps connect WordPress users and developers to WP Engine (http://bit.ly/10R0d9v). His background is in startups. Previously, he brought 120 early-stage companies through an Austin, Texas incubator. He blogs too much, and drinks yerba maté every day.


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