Past Meetup

Let's Talk WordPress Hacks

This Meetup is past

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Due to a medical emergency, we are having to reschedule Aaron's talk, but we still want to talk hacked WordPress sites, so please still plan on joining us. Beth will give a brief version of her "I've Been Hacked, Now What?" talk, and then we will have a group discussion on what security and investigation tools are out there for WordPress.

I've Been Hacked, Now What?
Put on your trench coat and grab your magnifying glass as we walk through investigating a real-life hacked WordPress website. You'll experience first-hand what tools can help you find the vulnerability and the point of entrance. Learn what the hacker might have left behind, how to seal up the most common problem areas, and how to set up notifications to help you spot a hack more quickly in the future. Even though we will be going through a WordPress website, most of the tools discussed are applicable to any website.

Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and co-organizer of Madison PHP. You can find her on Twitter (@e3betht ( or on her blog ( ). Beth is a firm believer in promoting community and mentoring. She runs Treeline Design (, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris.

Location and Parking Info:
To park, enter the Visitor's Parking lot off of Hoffman St. (The Visitor's Parking Lot is labeled with a V on this map: ). The parking code is: #2346 (you need to enter the "#" before the code). If you forget or don't get the code, just push the buzzer and let the attendant know you are attending the Madison PHP meeting). We will meet in the Health Education Building, which is the blue building labeled "C" on the map. We will be on the third floor in Room 309.