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WordPress Security

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WordPress Security


In this presentation, we'll cover some basic and advanced steps for securing your WordPress site against spam, hackers, and more. The basic steps will be presented first, and these are mostly plugin solutions or options built into WordPress which require little to no coding experience. The second half of the presentation will cover more advanced topics that require some coding knowledge and some database knowledge. Last but not least, we'll cover what to do if it is too late and your site has already been hacked.


Ed is the President and Founder of the Beacon Agency, a digital agency in Houston, Texas that provides marketing, advertising, and technology products and services to small businesses across the country. Beacon specializes in helping local small businesses attract and service more leads. Beacon operates solely online with a distributed workforce, using cloud technologies and automation to operate with minimal overhead. This allows us to provide the same quality of service as much larger agencies, but in a more efficient and timely manner and at a cost that small businesses can afford. Learn more here:

Outside of Beacon, Ed is an active outdoorsman and philanthropist. He can often be found fishing, kayaking, and camping in his spare time, which isn't as often as he would like. He is a digital nomad, and travels around the US frequently for client visits, speaking engagements, WordCamps, and outdoor adventures. Ed serves on the board of several non-profits and associations and is very active as an alumni of the University of Miami and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is also active as a business and non-profit consultant, providing business and marketing expertise in a variety of capacities.